Category Archives: Soulard

Forest Park Southeast and the Human Scale

by Michael R. Allen In the last few months, two project proposals — one for an apartment complex at Taylor and Chouteau and another for a vague commercial development along Kingshighway — in Forest Park Southeast have emerged which are … 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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Soulard’s Dave Lewis

Soul of Soulard from Jerry Michaud on Vimeo. Anyone who is on the listserve of the St. Louis Rehabbers Club knows that Dave Lewis’ insights and tips on rehab work are indispensable. Those who have lived in Soulard in the … Continue reading

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Historic Stahl Stables in Soulard For Sale

Now there is a rare opportunity: the chance to purchase the historic Stahl stables at 2414-16 Menard Street in Soulard and an adjacent house at 2412 Menard Street. Rehabilitated in the 1970s to house the St. Louis Architectural Art Company, … Continue reading

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Cultural Resources Office Stands Up for House in Soulard

by Michael R. Allen The city’s Cultural Resource Office (CRO) has published the final agenda for Monday’s Preservation Board meeting. CRO recommends that the Board uphold denial of the house at 1925-27 S. 10th Street in Soulard. The report clears … Continue reading

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"Rehab Girls" Seek Soulard Demolition

by Michael R. Allen The most troubling item on the October 26 agenda for the St. Louis Preservation Board is the only actual demolition permit on the agenda, for a house at 1927-9 S. 10th Street in Soulard. While any … Continue reading

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Menard Triplets

by Michael R. Allen The “Menard triplets” are three 19th century flounder houses in Soulard located on the west side of Menard Street just south of Russell. Many flounder roofs simply form a half-gable, running down from one side of … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons from Soulard

by Michael R. Allen Photographs taken in the 1970s (probably in 1977) by a Soulard resident and now in the collection of Landmarks Association of St. Louis provide interesting parallels between that neighborhood’s renaissance and current efforts underway to renew … Continue reading

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Saturday: Tour of South Soulard and DeMenil House, Big Book Sale

The Rehabbers Club brings you an exciting Saturday: Saturday, May 17 9:30 a.m. Start at 900 Utah Street This month’s meeting focuses on south Soulard and eastern Benton Park/Marine Villa, historically part of the same development pattern but separated by … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Baseball

by Michael R. Allen Did you know that, once upon a time, there was a restoration baseball league in St. Louis? At least, according to historian Larry Giles, the league existed for one season in the early 1980′s. The league … Continue reading

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