by Michael R. Allen
A huge fire struck the Brecht Butcher Supply Company Buildings on Friday night. We have coverage and background here.
These beautiful buildings, at the northeast corner of Cass and Florissant avenues, were owned by Blairmont Associates LC. Critics who have alleged that Blairmont’s speculation scheme is endangering historic buildings have been proven right. Of course, I never wanted to be proven right. All I wanted to see was an effort to sell or rehab great buildings like these.
(Photograph by Claire Nowak-Boyd.)