Historic Preservation

Learning From Louisville: Facade Stabilization Should Be Simple

by Michael R. Allen Last Monday, the Preservation Board denied developer Kevin McGowan’s appeal of a denied demolition permit for the Cupples Station warehouse now known as Building 7. At the meeting, Cultural Resources Office Director Betsy Bradley, who denied the demolition permit, recommended that McGowan focus on stabilization of the damaged warehouse’s walls. Architect […]

Chouteaus Landing Fire Industrial Buildings

Crunden-Martin After the Fire

by Michaela Burwell-Taylor “The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps…every segment marked in turn with scratches, indentations, scrolls.” – Italo Calvino Chouteau’s Landing, a quiet industrial district south […]

Housing Midtown National Register

The William Cuthbert Jones House, A Midtown Gem

by Michael R. Allen The William Cuthbert Jones House, located at 3724 Olive Street, is a rare example of a 19th century town house that not only survived the decline of Midtown but has also retained substantially its historic character with few alterations. The limestone-faced two-story brick house in the Italianate style was designed by […]

Century Building Demolition Downtown

We Lose More Than the Century Building

by Michael R. Allen Published in The Commonspace, December 2004. Many readers know that with the ongoing demolition of the Century Building, downtown Saint Louis has been altered forever. With each swing of the wrecking ball comes another dislocated load of precious marble, steel and other parts of a formidable building that refuses to die […]