Category Archives: Tower Grove South

Investing in Mann School

by Michael R. Allen Throughout 2009, the preservation community was startled by the February announcement by St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams that 17 schools were closing. Among the superintendent’s recommendations was the consolidation of Mann School (located at … Continue reading

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A “New” Brick Alley in Tower Grove South

by Michael R. Allen On Friday I participated in a mobile workshop on the South Grand business district that was part of the annual conference American Planning Association Missouri Chapter. The workshop started with a driving tour from the Chase … Continue reading

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If The Front Wall Remains…

by Michael R. Allen What a way to start a fire, what a way to break it in Your kiss could have killed me, baby If it were not for the rain Scout Niblett ft. Bonnie Prince Billy, “Kiss” (This … Continue reading

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Adams Recommends Closing Six School Buildings

by Michael R. Allen At last night’s meeting of the Special Administrative Board of the St. Louis Public Schools, Superintendent Kelvin Adams recommended closing the following six school buildings: Gallaudet School for the Hearing Impaired, 1616 S. Grand; built in … Continue reading

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L-G-L-CO

by Michael R. Allen From its founding in 1857 — just a few days ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott Case — through 1950, Laclede Gas Company was named Laclede Gas Light Company. A few sidewalk … Continue reading

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A Positive Outcome on South Grand

by Michael R. Allen Both sides of South Grand Avenue between Winnebago and Chippewa Avenues are much improved due to the diligence of concerned citizens taking effective action. Above is a photograph of the Grand South Senior Apartments at the … Continue reading

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The Fate of Mann School

by Michael R. Allen Photograph of Mann School in 1989 from Landmarks Association of St. Louis‘ survey of St. Louis Public Schools buidlings. St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams relieved many city residents with his closure recommendations, which number … Continue reading

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Shenandoah School May Be Spared

by Michael R. Allen Shenandoah Elementary School at 3412 Shenandoah Avenue in Tower Grove East received a reprieve tonight when St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent recommended to the Special Administrative Board (SAB) that the school remain open in its current … Continue reading

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What Does the Mayor Think About McDonald’s?

by Michael R. Allen At yesterday’s zoning appeal hearing for Pyramid’s McDonald’s relocation project (read more at Urban Review), items introduced into evidence was a purported letter from Mayor Francis Slay supporting the relocation. One of the people who spoke … Continue reading

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