Category Archives: PRO Projects

Modernism in Motion on South Grand: The Hamiltonian Federal Savings and Loan Association Building

by Michael R. Allen Grand Avenue soon will feature two striking examples small modernist buildings imaginatively adapted for food-based businesses (the “flying saucer” at Council plaza hopefully needs no introduction here). South Grand’s lone glass box, the Hamiltonian Federal Savings … Continue reading

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PRO on STL TV’s “City Corner” Program

Host Sarah Thompson recently interviewed PRO Director Michael Allen for STL TV’s “City Corner” program. Allen discussed some of the Office’s recent work, his thoughts on ways preservation can be more engaging to the public, the Pruitt Igoe site and … Continue reading

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Thurman Station: Where It All Began For Me

by Dave Brownell The National Park Service placed “Thurman Station,” the former Standard Oil station at Thurman and Cleveland avenues in Shaw, in the National Register of Historic Places on July 23. Preservation Research Office prepared the building’s nomination for … Continue reading

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Surveying Edwardsville’s Historic Leclaire Neighborhood

by Laura Jablonski Edwardsville’s Leclaire neighborhood began in 1890 as a collaborative living experiment and soon became a model of sustained working class success. St. Louis manufacturer N.O. Nelson built his factories in the Leclaire area, constructing quaint cottages and … Continue reading

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Central States Life Insurance Company Building Listed in the National Register, Headed for Rehabilitation

by Lindsey Derrington Many may know the Mission Revival style building at 3207 Washington Avenue by one of its string of tenants over the past forty years, from the St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts (1970s-1990), to the … Continue reading

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PRO’s New Office

Today there’s an office in Preservation Research Office. Ahead of our third anniversary this August, we moved out of Michael Allen’s apartment and into our first professional office. Our new space is at Nebula Coworking, 3407 S. Jefferson Avenue at … Continue reading

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