Category Archives: West End

Lost: Wabash Triangle Café

by Thomas Crone The Wabash Triangle Café. Photograph by King Schoenfeld. The Wabash Triangle Café burned on Friday, March 18, 1994, its last day of business. Though that date’s one I needed to look up, the timing’s also quite vivid … Continue reading

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West Cabanne Place Living

by Michael R. Allen Photograph courtesy of Landmarks Association of St. Louis. The city’s West Cabanne Place opened in 1888 as a semi-rural private street, located away from the urban core of St. Louis. Many prominent businessmen and a few … Continue reading

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Lost: St. Ann’s Orphan Asylum

by Michael R. Allen St. Ann’s Orphan Asylum stood at the northwest corner of Page and Union from 1904 until the late 1970s, when it was demolished. Operated by the Roman Catholic Church, the asylum relocated to the city’s west … Continue reading

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Preservation Board Spares House on Bartmer

by Michael R. Allen At its monthly meeting on Monday, the St. Louis Preservation Board wisely voted 5-2 against the demolition of a Shingle Style frame house at 5594 Bartmer Avenue in the city’s West End neighborhood. The house was … Continue reading

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Preview of Monday’s Preservation Board Agenda

by Michael R. Allen The St. Louis Preservation Board meets Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of the Planning and Urban Design Agency on the twelfth floor of 1015 Locust Street. Meetings typically last three hours. Here are some … Continue reading

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Hamilton Branch Elementary School

LOCATION: 5858 & 5859 Clemens Avenue; Saint Louis, Missouri DATES OF CONSTRUCTION: 1963 (two-story building); 1967 (one-story building) DATE OF ABANDONMENT: 1994 DATE OF DEMOLITION: 2007 OWNER: People’s Health Center, Inc. This drab set of school buildings, across the street … Continue reading

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