North St. Louis Northside Regeneration

Built St. Louis Documents Blairmont

Built St. Louis now has a section showcasing some examples of the historic buildings owned by the “Blairmont” family.

From Rob Powers’ impassioned introduction:

Just as Old North is truly coming into its own, just as the revival of this area is showing signs of spreading into adjacent communities, just as awareness of the housing stock of this area is growing… these companies are both blocking the redevelopment of many vacant properties, and allowing those properties to deteriorate.

The latter action is both illegal and immoral, creating dangerous conditions for residents who live nearby, and preventing other buyers from renovating these buildings.