Category Archives: O’Fallon

Design Flaw?

While we were writing the building description of this two-flat in the proposed Fairground Park Historic District in the O’Fallon neighborhood, we did a double-take. Is that…? Yes, that is. An owner of this striking building at 4147 W. Kossuth … 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

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Demolition and Boundaries in North St Louis

by Michael R. Allen This blog continues to chronicle the loss of north St. Louis building stock. Our goal is to illuminate the repetitive impact of careless demolition policy, and the social impact of individual demolitions. There is a special … 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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Capping Neighborhood Revitalization

by Michael R. Allen In the past few weeks, proponents of the possibly impending economic development deal crafted between leaders in the Missouri House and Senate have made excuses for proposed cuts to the historic rehabilitation tax credit: “it was … Continue reading

Posted in Hyde Park, Missouri, North St. Louis, O'Fallon, Penrose, Public Policy, St. Louis Place, The Ville | 1 Comment

Interning on the O’Fallon Neighborhood Survey

by Christian Frommelt My spring 2011 internship with the Preservation Research Office has allowed me to integrate academic interest with the simple desire to become a more dedicated member of the St. Louis community. Engaging with the type of work … Continue reading

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Ash Pit, Adelaide Avenue

by Michael R. Allen Amid our ongoing architectural survey of the city’s O’Fallon neighborhood, we came across an amazing ash pit adjacent to the garage behind the house at 1458 Adelaide Avenue. Due to the convergence of Adelaide and Warne … Continue reading

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Six Years Pass on Warne Avenue

by Michael R. Allen When I first photographed these six vacant buildings in the 4200 block of Warne in the Fairground neighborhood in March 2005, I was struck by what a statement they made as a row. Besides the four-flat … Continue reading

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Around Green Lea Place

Late last week our team photographed in the eastern end of O’Fallon on Green Lea Place, Harris Avenue and Clay Avenue. This pocket of the neighborhood is in the Third Ward of the city,while the rest lies in the Twenty-First. … Continue reading

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O’Fallon Neighborhood Survey Continues

Yesterday the Preservation Research Office staff spent the morning undertaking our second session of intensive photography for the neighborhood-wide architectural survey funded by Alderman Antonio French through The Acts Partnership. We are photographing each and every one of the neighborhood’s … Continue reading

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