Category Archives: University City

The Joseph and Ann Murphy Residence

by Michael R. Allen Published as “Joseph Murphy’s Own Residence Now Listed on National Register” in the Fall 2010 NewsLetter of the Society of Architectural Historians, St. Louis Chapter. The essay is based on text from my National Register of … Continue reading

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Murphy Residence Listed in National Register

by Michael R. Allen On May 10, the National Park Service listed in the Joseph and Ann Murphy Residence at 7901 Stanford Avenue in University City in the National Register of Historic Places. The Murphy Residence, owned by Joseph Murphy’s … Continue reading

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University City Voters Should Vote NO on Proposition U

by Lindsey Derrington Tomorrow University City residents will have the opportunity to vote either for or against Proposition U, a $53.6 million bond issue for the University City School District. If passed, this bond issue will fund the district’s proposed … Continue reading

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Inside of 707 Eastgate

Andrew Faulkner sent these photographs of the interior of the building at 707 Eastgate during the demolition of the buildings on Eastgate with the following explanation: “The wrecking crew thoughtfully removed the doors of 707 Eastgate before they left for … Continue reading

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Wrecking on Eastgate Began Monday

by Michael R. Allen Demolition of the apartment building at 701 Eastgate began on Monday, October 2 — just a few days after the demolition permit was granted. Spirtas is the wrecking company for the project, which is on a … Continue reading

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University City Approves Washington University’s Demolition Permits

by Michael R. Allen From the September 29 Weekly Update from University City by Julie Feier, City Manager: Washington University submitted requests for demolition permits on 9/25/2006 for 701 Eastgate and 707 Eastgate and on 9/26/2006 for 6654 Washington. The … Continue reading

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Washington University Plans to Demolish Three Loop-Area Buildings

by Michael R. Allen This news just came in from a tipster: Washington University is seeking demolition permits from University City for three buildings: apartment buildings at 701 and 707 Eastgate north of Delmar, both built in 1925, and a … Continue reading

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University City Documentary Screens on Wednesday

University City: The First Century debuts this Wednesday, March 8, at 7:00 pm at COCA (the Center of Creative Arts located at 524 Trinity in University City). Covering the 1850s through the 1990s in 58 minutes, this documentary explores the … Continue reading

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