Category Archives: Preservation Board

Expiration Date for Pevely Demolition Approaching

by Michael R. Allen Today Riverfront Times reporter Sam Levin has a good article about the status of the Pevely Dairy building at Grand and Chouteau. The main question on people’s minds: What is going on with the Pevely Dairy … Continue reading

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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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Part of Music Row Threatened

by Michael R. Allen With demolition threatening the building at 1107-09 Olive Street, a look back at the history of the building shows that the building is part of the important “Music Row” cultural district on Olive Street between 10th … Continue reading

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New Solar Panel Standards Proposed for City Historic Districts and Sites

by Michael R. Allen This afternoon Cultural Resources Office Director Betsy Bradley will recommend that the Preservation Board adopt new standards governing solar collectors installed on City Landmarks and Sites and on buildings within Local Historic Districts. The board’s approval … Continue reading

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Preservation Board Gets New Member: Alderman Craig Schmid

by Michael R. Allen Today’s Preservation Board meeting will be the first for its newest member, Alderman Craig Schmid (D-20th). Schmid recently was elected to serve as Chairman of the Public Safety committee of the Board of Aldermen, following the … Continue reading

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Circuit Court: Bring Facts, Not Claims, to the Preservation Board

by Michael R. Allen Amid a heat wave and the pop-pop of homegrown independence celebration came an easy-to-overlook but significant preservation victory: the St. Louis Circuit Court’s affirmation of the Preservation Board’s decision to block demolition of the warehouse at … Continue reading

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Soulard Solar Collectors

by Michael R. Allen On May 21, the Preservation Board denied an application for solar collector installation from Robert Hiscox, owner of the Bastille bar at 1027 Russell in Soulard. Hiscox proposed installing black collector panels on the south-facing rear … Continue reading

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Planning Commission Votes to Demolish Pevely Complex, Smokestack and All

by Lindsey Derrington To start: no matter what the result of last night’s Planning Commission meeting, public input counts. If any historic building under threat of demolition is to have a fighting chance in this city, your emails, testimony, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Citywide Preservation Review

by Michael R. Allen On Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published an article by reporter Tim Logan that raised the issue of the city’s lack of citywide demolition review. The article, which ran on the front page above the fold, … Continue reading

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The Pevely Playhouse Party

by Michael R. Allen Inside of the Pevely Dairy plant’s office building at the southwest corner of Grand and Chouteau avenues is one of the city’s loveliest factory lobbies. The white tile walls, largely white tile floor and white ceiling … Continue reading

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