Historic Preservation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Millstadt Water Tower, Hotel Belleville Make Illinois Historic Endangered Structures List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/millstadt-water-tower-hotel-belleville-make-illinois-historic-endangered-structures-list <p>Three southern Illinois structures are among those identified as endangered by Landmarks Illinois. This year’s list includes the Hamilton Primary School in Otterville (Jersey County); Hotel Belleville, which last was used as a retirement home by the Belleville diocese; and the Old Millstadt Water Tower.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:38:37 +0000 Donna Korando 34923 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Millstadt Water Tower, Hotel Belleville Make Illinois Historic Endangered Structures List Controversy Brews Over Plans To Change Lewis & Clark Library Branch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/controversy-brews-over-plans-change-lewis-clark-library-branch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The potential of a merger between the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County has prompted lots of talk about differences and similarities between the two.</span></p><p>Here’s just one example. Both have public library systems. Each has a very different philosophy when it comes to balancing upgrades and improvements of their buildings with historic preservation.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:55:46 +0000 Terry Perkins 34456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Controversy Brews Over Plans To Change Lewis & Clark Library Branch With An Eye On The Palladium, What's The State Of Historic Preservation In St. Louis? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/eye-palladium-whats-state-historic-preservation-st-louis <p>There have been rumors for a couple of years now that the Veterans Administration is interested in obtaining the Palladium building at 3618 Enright in order to expand the John Cochran VA Medical Center. For years, the Palladium was home to The Plantation Club.</p><p>In a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-keeping-palladium-alive">commentary</a> published by St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon, Pokey LaFarge called for the preservation of the building where jazz greats performed for decades.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:11:12 +0000 Camille Phillips 33988 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org With An Eye On The Palladium, What's The State Of Historic Preservation In St. Louis? 12 Sites In Missouri Nominated For National Register Of Historic Places http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/12-sites-missouri-nominated-national-register-historic-places <p>The <a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/shpo/moachp.htm">Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation</a> has nominated 12 sites across the state to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:38:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31307 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 12 Sites In Missouri Nominated For National Register Of Historic Places What The Rubble Of Cupples 7 Can Show St. Louis About Historic Preservation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-rubble-cupples-7-can-show-st-louis-about-historic-preservation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s now another hole in the urban fabric of downtown St. Louis.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Piles of rubble are all that remains at the corner of </span>11<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Spruce streets, where the </span>Cupples<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 7 building once stood.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 29884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What The Rubble Of Cupples 7 Can Show St. Louis About Historic Preservation Demolition Starts Next Week On Long-Neglected Cupples 7 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/demolition-starts-next-week-long-neglected-cupples-7 <p>A nearly two-year battle over the fate of a historic warehouse in downtown St. Louis is over.</p><p>Crews from Spirtas&nbsp;Wrecking Company will&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">begin to demolish the nine-story </span>Cupples<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;7 building at </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Spruce streets next week. The work will take about three months.</span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:21:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27267 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Demolition Starts Next Week On Long-Neglected Cupples 7 Tax Credits Die Again In Missouri Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tax-credits-die-again-missouri-senate <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Missouri senators have given up their attempt to pass an overhaul of some of the state's tax credit programs for businesses and developers.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 14pt">Supporters of the bill set it aside Friday after Republican Sen. Fri, 17 May 2013 18:15:48 +0000 The Associated Press 26501 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tax Credits Die Again In Missouri Senate 'Flying Saucer' To Get Mo. Statewide Preservation Award http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flying-saucer-get-mo-statewide-preservation-award <p>The building in Midtown which has become commonly known as the "Flying Saucer" will receive an award for its much-publicized transformation.</p><p>The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation will recognize the effort at <a href="http://www.preservemo.org/">their Preservation Honor Awards ceremony</a> on Feb. 27.</p><p>A Starbucks<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/starbucks-opens-flying-saucer"> moved into </a>the former gas station and Del Taco restaurant in Sep. 2012 and a Chipotle restaurant is expected to inhabit the other side of the building in the coming weeks.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:49:48 +0000 Kelsey Proud 9088 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Flying Saucer' To Get Mo. Statewide Preservation Award Preservation Tax Credit Cap Could Be Cut In Half http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/preservation-tax-credit-cap-could-be-cut-half <p></p><p>Members of a panel created to review Missouri’s tax credits are leaning towards recommending that the cap on Historic Preservation tax credits be cut nearly in half.</p><p>The incentives program is popular with developers, but Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and a group of Republican State Senators say it’s draining off revenues from the state budget.</p><p>Tom Reeves co-chairs the subcommittee looking into Historic Preservation tax credits. He says he favors much of the recommendation from two years ago to reduce the annual cap from $140 million a year to $75 million a year.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:57:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6464 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Preservation Tax Credit Cap Could Be Cut In Half Old 'favorites' return to St. Louis' most endangered list for 20th anniversary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/old-favorites-return-st-louis-most-endangered-list-20th-anniversary <p>Some familiar structures have returned to the the Landmarks Association of St. Louis&#39;s list of<a href="http://www.landmarks-stl.org/news/2012_most_endangered_list/"> most endangered buildings</a> in the region.</p><p>It&#39;s the 20th year the Association has published the list, which is designed to highlight 11 iconic or important buildings in danger of disappearing due to neglect or proposed demolition.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:42:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4316 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Old 'favorites' return to St. Louis' most endangered list for 20th anniversary