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The Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum was badly damaged in the March 2019 fire in south St. Louis.
Andy Field | St. Louis Public Radio

A monthslong search for a new home is over for a nonprofit that maintains the history of St. Louis radio, television, newspapers and other media. The St. Louis Media History Foundation plans to move into Grand Center early next year after striking a deal with the Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum was badly damaged in the March 2019 fire in south St. Louis.
Andy Field | St. Louis Public Radio

The owner of the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in St. Louis wants to rebuild following last month's fire that heavily damaged its home near the Compton Hill Reservoir Park.

Dr. David Karpeles said he is looking into fixing the windows and roof of the former church, but the interior walls will likely not be replaced. That would leave one large room in the back half of the building.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum was badly damaged in the March 2019 fire in south St. Louis.
Andy Field | St. Louis Public Radio

Inspectors are going through the rubble of a historic-document museum in St. Louis trying to find the cause of a fire that heavily damaged the building. The former church in south city has been home to the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum since 2015.

“As far as the actual exhibits, we saved those,” said museum director Kerry Manderbach.