Category Archives: Parking

More Parking Lots in Downtown St. Louis: Unacceptable

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday the St. Louis Preservation Board unanimously voted to withhold preliminary approval of Larry Deutsch’s plan to demolish the historic building at 1105-9 Olive Street and replace them with a surface parking lot. Deutsch’s attorney, former … Continue reading

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Jones on Parking and the Treasurer’s Office

Last night Tishaura Jones won a four-way Democratic primary for City Treasurer. From her campaign website comes this statement about parking policy. Currently, the Parking Division is under the control of the City Treasurer, with revenue collected from parking not … Continue reading

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Can You Find the National Historic Landmark?

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Art Is in the Eye of the Monthly Parking Pass Holder

by Michael R. Allen On land once part of a thoroughfare renamed for our native superstar Josephine Baker now rises a menagerie of sculptures. In 2007, the city closed this block and deeded the land to St. Louis University, which … Continue reading

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Convenient Parking at Seventh and Locust

by Michael R. Allen News about the conversion of St. Louis Centre into a parking garage for the “convenience” of tenants of One City Center brought to mind a page from the brochure published by the developers of Ambassador Building … Continue reading

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One of the Central West End’s Parking Lots

by Michael R. Allen The 1.48-acre parking lot on the southeast corner of Euclid and Delmar is a great reason not to allow construction of another parking lot in the Central West End. In the late 1970s, the non-profit Union-Sarah … Continue reading

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Lost: The Mercantile Club

by Michael R. Allen Recent discussion about development around the intersection of Seventh and Locust streets — prompted by a plan to convert St. Louis Centre into a parking garage — brings to mind one of that intersection’s lost landmarks. … Continue reading

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Lost: Lucas Avenue Warehouse Meets the Dart

by Michael R. Allen Photograph from the collection of Landmarks Association of St. Louis.Following through the recent downtown demolitions with some link to the Miss Hullings Building tragedy, here are photographs of the slender commercial building that once stood at … Continue reading

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Lost: Miss Hullings Building

by Michael R. Allen Steve Patterson’s post “Stealing a Sidewalk” shows how the parking lot at the northwest corner of 11th and Locust streets invades the public right of way by paving over what legally is sidewalk space. The post … Continue reading

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Central West End View from 1953

by Michael R. Allen This view of the Central West End dates to 1953 and was taken by the City Plan Commission to show the parking facilities available in the vicinity of Barnes Hospital. The photographer took the photograph from … Continue reading

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