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St. Louis Makes National Trust Dozen Distinctive Destinations List; Needs Votes for Fan Favorite

Last week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named St. Louis as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The annual list of historic cities recognizes historic preservation efforts and helps boost tourism. From the announcement:Since 2000, the National Trust for … Continue reading

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Blogging and Action

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday I was catching up on missed radio programs and listened to an interview with Alderman Antonio French (D-21st) that aired a few weeks ago on KDHX’s “Collateral Damage”. One statement stood out: Alderman French, whose … Continue reading

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An Election Day Wish

by Michael R. Allen Only city that we know, we shall know you the same tomorrow. On your streets shall be the friends, strangers, houses and gardens that we cherish as the city of St. Louis. In our minds will … Continue reading

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Support the Building Arts Foundation on Mardi Gras

The St. Louis Building Arts Foundation invites you to a special Mardi Gras fundraiser. If you’re like me, you probably stay away from Soluard on the big day, but this event promises to be worth the venture. For one thing, … Continue reading

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Changes at Resurrection of Our Lord Church

by Michael R. Allen On March 24, the Preservation Board of the City of St. Louis considered an application by the congregation of Resurrection of Our Lord Church to remove an original wall and construct a grotto. Designed by Murphy … Continue reading

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Monday’s Preservation Board Meeting In Review

On the Landmarks Association website: Summary of Decisions by the Preservation Board: January 7, 2008

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Distressed Areas Land Assemblage Tax Credit Act Getting More Coverage

Pub Def has news on the Distressed Areas Land Assemblage Tax Credit Act and the related economic development bill into which it is inserted: “Son of 327” Smaller Than Pop

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Envisioning the Livery Stable Renovation

Architect James Wehmueller submitted this rendering of a possible renovation based on the photograph below.

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Quality Jobs Act Reported to Full Senate with Landbanking Section; Headed for Perfection This Week

by Michael R. Allen On February 22, the Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government of the Missouri Senate reported the Quality Job Act (SB 282) to the full senate. The bill is scheduled for perfection this week. The … Continue reading

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Meet Hans Ballin

This is an example of the many membership cards prepared over the years by the North St. Louis Turnverein. The first set of cards is a reference card and the second set is the membership form filled out by Hans … Continue reading

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