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Fox Park Local Historic District South St. Louis

Final Approval of Fox Park Local Historic District Expansion Near

by Michael R. Allen

Yesterday the Board of Alderman approved on second reading the ordinance that expands the boundaries of the Fox Park Local Historic District to include eighteen blocks at the southern end of the neighborhood. Included in the expansion, shown on the map here, is St. Francis DeSales Roman Catholic Church.

The Board will take votes on both the third and final readings, but the most important hurdles have been cleared and the ordinance should be law soon.

I interviewed Fox Park Neighborhood Association President Ian Simmons about the expansion in May. Read that interview here: “Interview: Why Residents Want the Fox Park Local Historic District Expanded”.

Here are a few images of buildings that now will be protected by the design code of the local district.

On 2800 block of Magnolia Avenue, near California Avenue.
2711-13 Gravois Boulevard, owned by the Archdiocese.
2620 Ohio Avenue.
The flounder house at 2628 Ohio Avenue.
The north face of the 2800 block of Victor Avenue.

3 replies on “Final Approval of Fox Park Local Historic District Expansion Near”

I am glad the historical district is going to be expanded. I have lived on Magnolia @ California for over 40 years and i am looking forward to this end being equal to the rest of Fox Park.

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