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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

In Memoriam: Cherokee Street

2622 Cherokee St. (at Texas)

Demolished 4/14/06.

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Why do I post this today? I'm going to search the city's website for recently demolished buildings to visually assess the impact of the building's absence on the surrounding neighborhood. This particular demolition threatened an intact business district and blockface, removing perhaps the most important piece of the puzzle, the corner.

To search for yourself, proceed to the City of St. Louis Community Information Network - City Data.


Doug Duckworth said...

Why was it demolished?

Brian said...

This one deserves a major WTF.

Matt M. said...

Who knows why it was demolished? It was vacant for a couple months? That seems enough reason to demolish beautiful buildings in St. Louis.

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