Category Archives: Penrose

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

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Rebuilding Two Blocks in Penrose

by Michael R. Allen On Saturday, June 26, two blocks of north St. Louis’ Penrose neighborhood were abuzz with rehabilitation work — 15 homes’ and 300 volunteers’ worth of rehabilitation, to be exact.  The 4000 and 4100 blocks of North … Continue reading

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Stone Church

by Michael R. Allen The frame one-story commercial building at 4709 Natural Bridge Road went up in 1914, early in the heydey of the thoroughfare. Later, by 1965, a church congregation took over the building and added the projecting, crenellated … Continue reading

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Preservation Board Will Consider Demolition of House in Penrose Park

by Michael R. Allen The house on June 20, 2005. Photographs by Michael R. Allen. Built in 1902, the house at 4961 Penrose Avenue is located inside of Penrose Park and is slated for demolition in favor of road and … Continue reading

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