Category Archives: Southwest Garden

The Mid-Century Modernism of Marcel Boulicault

by Michael R. Allen St. Louis architect Marcel Boulicault’s name probably is unfamiliar to you, but a few of his works will draw an “ah ha!” or two. Boulicault is a designer whose contributions to Modern architecture in St. Louis … Continue reading

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Kingshighway Needs a Crosswalk at Tower Grove Park

by Michael R. Allen In 1902, St. Louis Mayor Rolla Wells appointed a commission to make recommendations for establishing a circumferential boulevard. The commission, led by landscape architect George Kessler, delivered a report calling for a wide and well-landscaped road … Continue reading

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Introducing the Shaw’s Garden Historic District

South city’s newest National Register of Historic Places historic district is the Shaw’s Garden Historic District in Southwest Garden, listed by the National Park Service on April 16. The listing follows the listing of the adjacent Reber Place Historic District … Continue reading

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Reber Place Historic District Listed in National Register

On March 12, the National Park Service placed the Reber Place Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. Lynn Josse and Michael R. Allen of Preservation Research Office prepared the nomination for the new historic district, located just … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Southwest Garden Architectural Tour By Bike

Thursday, September 8 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Meet at 4950 Southwest Avenue Southwest Garden hosts an Architecture Tour by Bike this week, Thursday, Sept. 8, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, led by Harold Karabell. Registration will begin at 5:30. … Continue reading

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Tour Southwest Garden by Bike

Saturday, June 5, 10 am to 12 noon, Architectural Tour by Bicycle of Southwest Garden Neighborhood, led by architectural historian Lynn Josse. Meet at the Southwest Garden office, 4950 Southwest Ave, at 10 am. Bring a water bottle and wear … Continue reading

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Walking Tour of Southwest Garden This Saturday

Landmarks Association Sponsors Tour of Southwest Garden Neighborhood Led by Edna Gravenhorst When: Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Meet at the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association Office, 4950 Southwest Avenue Contact: Landmarks Association, 314-421-6474 FREE On November 8, Landmarks … Continue reading

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Magnolia Square: The Triumph of Mediocrity

by Michael R. Allen The website for “Magnolia Square,” the development set to replace St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, shows that the development has changed since it was proposed to the city’s Preservation Board in December. For one thing, DiMartino Homes … Continue reading

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National Trust Covers Plight of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church

Houses Could Replace St. Louis Church – Megan Hogan (Preservation Online, February 1) The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s online magazine offers this coverage of the proposed demolition of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, featuring quotes from my report for Landmarks … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Sentiment on St. Aloyisus Gonzaga Church

by Michael R. Allen I attended Monday’s meeting of the Southwest Neighborhood Garden Association and listened to many residents speak about the “Magnolia Square” project that calls for demolishing the church. The section of the meeting devoted to the project … Continue reading

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