Historic Preservation North St. Louis

St. Louis American Editorializes on North Side Preservation

by Michael R. Allen

Today’s edition of the St. Louis American carried the smart editorial “Urban Preservation and Politics.” That the city’s African-American newspaper sees fit to editorialize about historic preservation in north St. Louis shows that we re amid a paradigm shift, at least insofar as elected officials across north city are concerned. By placing his ward into the city’s preservation review program, Alderman Antonio French (D-21st) may have started an economic and housing development revolution.