Category Archives: National Register

Thurman Station: Where It All Began For Me

by Dave Brownell The National Park Service placed “Thurman Station,” the former Standard Oil station at Thurman and Cleveland avenues in Shaw, in the National Register of Historic Places on July 23. Preservation Research Office prepared the building’s nomination for … Continue reading

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Surveying Edwardsville’s Historic Leclaire Neighborhood

by Laura Jablonski Edwardsville’s Leclaire neighborhood began in 1890 as a collaborative living experiment and soon became a model of sustained working class success. St. Louis manufacturer N.O. Nelson built his factories in the Leclaire area, constructing quaint cottages and … Continue reading

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Preserving Tillie’s Corner in JeffVanderLou

by Emily Kozlowski The three brick townhouses of 1349-1353 N. Garrison Ave. were once a staple of the neighborhood, as the community grocery store named Tillie’s Corner. Lillie Pearson, known as “Miss Tillie”, bought the first building in 1948 and … Continue reading

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Central States Life Insurance Company Building Listed in the National Register, Headed for Rehabilitation

by Lindsey Derrington Many may know the Mission Revival style building at 3207 Washington Avenue by one of its string of tenants over the past forty years, from the St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts (1970s-1990), to the … Continue reading

Posted in Midtown, National Register, PRO Projects | 9 Comments

Forest Park Southeast and the Human Scale

by Michael R. Allen In the last few months, two project proposals — one for an apartment complex at Taylor and Chouteau and another for a vague commercial development along Kingshighway — in Forest Park Southeast have emerged which are … Continue reading

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O’Fallon Park Historic District Nominated to National Register of Historic Places

Today the St. Louis Preservation Board will consider recommending approval of the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the O’Fallon Park Historic District. This meeting is the first step toward listing the historic neighborhood in the National Register. After … Continue reading

Posted in National Register, North St. Louis, O'Fallon, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Introducing the Shaw’s Garden Historic District

South city’s newest National Register of Historic Places historic district is the Shaw’s Garden Historic District in Southwest Garden, listed by the National Park Service on April 16. The listing follows the listing of the adjacent Reber Place Historic District … Continue reading

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Carriage Factory, to Dealership, to Beer Truck Garage, to Bumper Shop

by Michael R. Allen As buildings go, the former Scudder Motor Truck Company Building at 3942-62 Laclede Avenue is not particularly lovely, or very well-known. No matter, because the building’s transition from the last days of carriage production to the … Continue reading

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Reber Place Historic District Listed in National Register

On March 12, the National Park Service placed the Reber Place Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. Lynn Josse and Michael R. Allen of Preservation Research Office prepared the nomination for the new historic district, located just … Continue reading

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O’Fallon Historic Districts Progressing

We are in the final stretch of the process of securing historic district status for most of the O’Fallon neighborhood. By early May, Preservation Research Office will have submitted the first of two National Register of Historic Places nominations that … Continue reading

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