Category Archives: North County

“We Knead Your Dough”

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Ranch House Renewal in Ferguson

by Michael R. Allen Today’s St. Louis Beacon carries an article about the inner-ring St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson’s attempt to revitalize neighborhoods composed largely of small postwar ranch houses. Rosalind Williams, director of planning and development for the … Continue reading

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Industrial Inspiration?

by Michael R. Allen There seems to be more than a passing resemblance between the Forest Park Southeast hotel designs that Drury Inn presented at a recent neighborhood meeting and the abandoned Lever Soap Plant in Pagedale. The three-dimensional renderings … Continue reading

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Once-Disputed House in Florissant Listed on National Register

Florissant house added to National Register – Brian Flinchpaugh (North County Journal, September 17)

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"A new chapter of the story writing itself in my backyard"

Please read Toby Weiss’ blog entry “The River Roads Memorial Garden” over at B.E.L.T.. That is all.

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Media Coverage of McKee’s North St. Louis Plans Has Increased

by Michael R. Allen Here is a review of recent media coverage of Paul J. McKee, Jr.’s plans for north St. Louis. Times have changed when all I have to do is link to the work of others. Even on … Continue reading

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Two North County Municipalties Making Progress in Preservation, Design Review

by Michael R. Allen Black Jack creates architectural review board – Brian Flinchpaugh (Northwest County Journal, March 13) Critics including Toby Weiss and I have long lamented the lack of preservation review in parts of St. Louis County where mid-century … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn from Jennings

by Michael R. Allen Internet happenstance led to my discovery of the website for the Jennings Historical Society. Jennings is a small city in north St. Louis County, located not far from the city limits of St. Louis. While Jennings … Continue reading

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