Category Archives: Shaw

Cities Change, But Big Projects Remain the Same

by Michael R. Allen The dean of New York history, Kenneth T. Jackson, recently published a salvo in the New York Times intended to advance the argument that New York’s neighborhood preservation movement was stifling the city’s chance to build … 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

Posted in Mid-Century Modern, National Register, PRO Projects, Shaw | 2 Comments

The Streamlined Standard Service Station in Shaw

by Michael R. Allen and Emily Kozlowski Preservation Research Office’s latest project was a sheer joy: preparation of a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the streamlined Thurman Station gas station in the Shaw neighborhood. Thurman Station is an … Continue reading

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The Lost Twin at Shaw and 39th

by Michael R. Allen At the northeast corner of 39th and Shaw avenues stands a three story brick building at 3867 Shaw Avenue that has been fully rehabilitated.    The building sports newly-painted wooden replacement windows and a developer’s sign out … Continue reading

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Chickens in South City

by Michael R. Allen Sparing readers of chickens coming home platitudes, I will state that there are a lot of chickens in St. Louis city these days. Urban agriculture in the city is becoming more diversified, and many backyard farmers … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Gravois Park, Shaw, South St. Louis, Tower Grove East | 6 Comments

Lost Chance on Shenandoah

by Michael R. Allen The 2007 fire that struck the four-flat at 3927-29 Shenandoah Avenue in the Shaw neighborhood eventually proved fatal. The building had been under rehabilitation when fire struck. The owners stopped paying taxes and mortgage payments, and … Continue reading

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Preservation Board to Consider Five Demolition Proposals on Monday

by Michael R. Allen The preliminary agenda for the St. Louis Preservation Board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, November 24 is now available. The agenda contains five demolition proposals. Three proposals are preliminary reviews requested by the Department of Public … Continue reading

Posted in Academy Neighborhood, Demolition, Lafayette Square, North St. Louis, Preservation Board, Shaw, South St. Louis, St. Louis Place | Leave a comment

At the Preservation Board Today

by Michael R. Allen The agenda for today’s St. Louis Preservation Board meeting contains some interesting items. Under the item “4104-54 DeTonty” we find that McBride and Son wants to retain some of the existing buildings on the block. Still, … Continue reading

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