PRO TOUR: That Summer Fields Grew High: Agriculture & Architecture in St. Louis Place


Saturday, August 24
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Meet across from Crown Candy Kitchen, 1401 St. Louis Avenue

St. Louis Place is one of the city’s most time-altered neighborhoods — but that makes it a place of uncanny possibilities. Platted in 1850, built up by 1900, and ravaged by federal and local clearance policies in the late 20th century, the neighborhood survives with resilience. Come see historic architecture and activist agriculture — architecture and horticulture — people and place.

The tour led by architectural historian Michael R. Allen starts at Crown Candy Kitchen in Old North and moves from there. The former Pruitt-Igoe site is included.

Presented by Preservation Research Office. $5 per person (cash please).

Questions? or 314-920-5680.



One reply on “PRO TOUR: That Summer Fields Grew High: Agriculture & Architecture in St. Louis Place”

I can’t make the tour, sadly. However, while you are on your tour, perhaps you can meet the lovely woman who owns the flounder house in your photo (on the right). I met her earlier this year. She needs help. She needs help holding on to her property and she seems determined to do so (as she is the last house standing on the block). She also needs help stabilizing the building before the city comes a knockin’. Just knock on the door, she is always home. Besides, ‘PRO’ is short for pro-bono, right? And, we all know the greasy hands this property will end up in otherwise.

p.s. I have her name and contact info, should anyone be interested.

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