If the Mayor wants to, he can call the shots with the Preservation Board. If he wants the buildings to stand, all he has to do is make that known to the Board and they will enforce the preservation review ordinance. If he wants the buildings to come down on the other hand, the Preservation Board wil...
The old Tanner B's at the NE corner of Nebraska and Shenandoah is for sale. Great location, great building, used to be a great bar. Tanner B's did well, but ended up closing because of a divorce settlement I believe. Two subsequent owners have failed in the location though. Mostly I think this is du...
Yes, it expires. If this proposal came up the way it did before, it would have to go back through review according to the preservation review ordinance where it might not get approved again given precedents that postdate 2008. Rather than run the risk of having the demos blocked, the current proposa...
Where to begin... 1. The only way this gets stopped at this point is if the public can pressure the Mayor's office to veto Board Bill 2. The bill is designed to circumvent the normal preservation review process that is designed to protect the density, architectural quality, and economic viability of...
Don't miss the last of this spring's Lost Neighborhoods lectures with Thomas Danisi's talk on early settlement of the St. Louis Common Fields. Thomas is the author of Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis and, since discovering credible evidence of his own home's Colonial Period origins, has b...
Don't miss architectural historian Michael Allen's presentation tomorrow (Thursday, April 25) at the Kranzberg Arts Center. Michael will discuss the Desoto-Carr Neighborhood and its successor, the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Complex. As always, the Lost Neighborhood Series lectures (organized by Landmarks A...
Tonight's talk has to be cancelled unfortunately. The speaker we were bringing in just wrote that her house was flooded in storms last night (she is a professor at Truman State) and that she can't make it. NO TALK ON CHINESE ST. LOUIS TONIGHT. We will try to reschedule. The other engagements are sti...
Don't miss Thursday's talk (April 18). We are bringing in Professor Huping Ling from Truman State to talk about the Chinese Enclave downtown that lasted from about 1850 until Busch Stadium was built. The talk again is free and open to the public. It begins at 6:30 at the Kranzberg Arts Center in Mid...
Don't miss tomorrow's talk and panel discussion on Gaslight Square with Ron Elz. Ron has gotten special permission to use images from the Mercantile Library's new Gaslight Square archive and has invited several business owners, performers, and personalities from the heyday of The Square to discuss t...
Hey folks, we have a new exhibit at Architecture St. Louis (aka, Landmarks' office, 911 Washington Ave., Suite 170) about the lost neighborhood of Lucas Place. It was created by the Campbell House with support from the MO Humanities Council and the Downtown Community Improvement District. The exhibi...
New construction per plans on this large vacant lot on the north side of Lafayette west of Compton. It looks like a slab. Cost is $165,000. This is just down from the new vinyl sided suburban modular home that was built over the last few months at 2838-46 Lafayette. Different company doing this proj...
They are vacating the space on Lucas and 11th and moving into two other spaces. One at St. Patrick Center, the other in City Hall. According to a sign in the window.
Deadline for the Downtown Worker's Survey has been extended to Feb. 1. If you work Downtown, this is a good way for your opinions about what is right, what is wrong, and what is needed to be heard.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TLCZ89D
Below is a link to the 2012 Most Endangered List. Thanks to those of you who suggested buildings. Hopefully some of these buildings will survive, but several of them may not remain through the winter...
http://www.landmarks-stl.org/
At this point I am working with our Board to create a clear statement of this vision in op-ed and official-letter form. Unfortunately, all we really have is the power of the idea. It does seem that Cordish, Cardinals, City all have been so laser-focused on the Pujol's Pond area that they have been b...
Let me first go on the record and state that I/We DO want to see the proposed BPV site developed, the article took my comments out of context. However, we do feel that the framework for a BPV already exists along Spruce complete with anchor tenants. Gate 3, the front door of the stadium where Stan t...
We will be posting the list soon for those of you who are interested. The above mentioned article by the way misquotes me about the BPV site. The point I was trying to make was not that I don’t want the original BPV site developed, it is that there is an opportunity to do something unique, relevant ...
It was a business school. The building on N. Grand was built in the 20s I believe. They taught men and women subjects like book-keeping, accounting, business organization and management in addition to typing and courses in how to use all kinds of early mechanical devises like typewriters, book-keepi...
I know what you mean about pevely, but in that case the alderman was strongly in favor of demo, which usually is a death sentence around here. Elliott Davis might be interested in hodgen. We did indeed pay for it and now they are spending more public money to demo instead of selling it and earning m...
Station G. is listed in the NR, it is sound, the neighborhood and the alderman object to its demo. Doesn't sound very endangered Alex, but worth looking in to. Thanks for the tip. Hodgen School was on the list last year and also on the statewide endangered list put out by Missouri Preservation. The ...
Thanks for the response everyone, it is all useful. Palladium and Crunden-Martin are definitely going on. Unfortunately, we called Cupples 7 back in 2010 when the roof was failing. Triple A was on the 2011 list. Pevely is a lost cause at this point, it is almost completely demolished. The house on S...
Hey folks, We are working on putting together our Most Endangered Building's list for 2012 and I wanted to solicit input from all you City watchers. Every year we publish a Most Enhanced list, which celebrates quality rehab, and a Most Endangered list, which draws attention to significant buildings ...
For everyone interested in the Clemens Mansion, Michael Allen will be giving a talk on the history of the property and the current state of affairs this Thursday, May 10, at Landmarks' offices (Architecture St. Louis) Downtown. The talk starts at 6:00, 911 Washington, suite 170. The talk is free and...
Michael is great, I agree. But, I am not Michael! I am Andrew Weil, Director of Landmarks Association of St. Louis.
http://www.landmarks-stl.org/