Tillie's Corner
9:17 am
Mon June 23, 2014

City Landmark Status Sought For "Tillie's Corner"

Tillie Pearson at her grocery store in 1948, when she was 33.
(provided by Carla Pearson Alexander)

Updated June 25th with vote results

The Preservation Board voted unanimously Monday to approve the city landmark designation. It still requires action by the Board of Aldermen.

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The St. Louis Preservation Board will vote tonight on whether to make the site of a north St. Louis grocery store a city landmark.

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Cupples 7
2:19 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Building Commissioner Orders Immediate Removal of Cupples 7 Warehouse

A composite image from an engineering report by ABS Consulting shows the partial collapse of the timber supports for the east wall of Cupples 7. The city will request an emergency demolition permit for the structure on Monday.
(ABS Consulting)

Updated at 2:15 p.m. May 6 with official emergency declaration.

St. Louis's building commissioner has ordered the immediate removal of Cupples 7 due to "significant hazards that pose an immediate and imminent danger to the public health, safety and welfare."

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2:20 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Midtown 'Flying Saucer' Named On 'Most Important Preservation Battles' List

The 'flying saucer' in St. Louis' Midtown made local headlines this year as preservationists fought to keep its unique, otherworldly shape intact. The Atlantic Cities has now nationally recognized this effort as one of its most important preservation battles of 2012.
The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.
Morning round-up
8:22 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Morning headlines: Monday, April 16, 2012

(via Flickr/IndofunkSatish)

Amanda Vinicky contributed reporting from Springfield.

Ill. lawmakers have packed agenda when they return to Springfield

State lawmakers in Illinois have about seven weeks left to untangle a host of thorny problems.

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Mid-century modern survey
4:31 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

City of St. Louis gets money to survey post-World War II buildings

The city of St. Louis has received a $24,600 grant to survey and study mid-century modern buildings, including the McDonnell Planetarium at the St. Louis Science Center.
(via Flickr/ScottSpaeth)

The city of St. Louis will spend the next two years documenting and researching area buildings that went up during the post-World War II construction boom.

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Pevely demo
10:43 pm
Wed February 1, 2012

Denial of Pevely Dairy demo will get another city review

The proposed ambulatory care center at the site of the old Pevely Dairy complex.
(The Lawrence Group via Saint Louis University)

The St. Louis city Planning Commission has agreed to consider whether Saint Louis University should be allowed to tear down three buildings at the old Pevely Dairy site in midtown to build a new ambulatory care center.

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A Good Year St. Louis: Historic Preservation
12:00 pm
Sat December 24, 2011

2011 more practice than preaching for St. Louis preservation enthusiasts

4500 block of Athlone Avenue in the O'Fallon historic district
Michael Allen, Preservation Research Office


2011 was an excellent year for historic preservation in the region, and here are some of the reasons why.

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Pevely complex
11:44 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Board approves compromise on Pevely Dairy demo

The proposed ambulatory care center at the site of the old Pevely Dairy complex.
(The Lawrence Group via Saint Louis University)

Updated 10:30 p.m. Dec. 19

Saint Louis University says it's considering all options after the city's Preservation Board denied its request to demolish most of the Pevely Dairy complex and replace it with a new $75 million ambulatory care building at the site.

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