Category Archives: The Hill

Today’s Preservation Board Meeting: Old North and Hyde Park Buildings, But No Southwest Avenue

by Michael R. Allen UPDATE 12:09 p.m.: The Old North item has been pulled from the agenda. The final agenda of today’s Preservation Board meeting is online. The two buildings on Southwest Avenue that this blog covered on November 14 … Continue reading

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Two Buildings on Southwest Avenue Threatened

by Michael R. Allen In August, the owners of the historic Hill restaurant Favazza’s applied to demolish two buildings to the west of the restaurant’s building. These buildings are located at 5209 (right in the photograph above) and 5211-13 (left) … Continue reading

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church Loses Two Votes

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment authority approved the project known as “Magnolia Square,” that would demolish venerable St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church to build 36 new houses. Today, the aldermanic Housing, Urban Design and Zoning (HUDZ) … Continue reading

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Bear Sign

by Michael R. Allen Near St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, a lone bear takes in the scene from his perch at the corner of Southwest and Sublette.

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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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Preserving St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church

by Michael R. Allen Expanded version of report written for Landmarks Association of St. Louis, September 2005. Background The St. Aloysius Gonzaga parish had its origin with an 1892 petition by Catholics in the newly-developing Fairmont district of St. Louis. … Continue reading

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