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Thursday, April 9, 2009

April Preservation Board Also Contains Two National Register Nominations

In furtherance to the previous post, this month's Preservation Board Agenda features two important possible additions to the National Register of Historic Places.

The first is one of the remnants of old St. Louis, with its narrow commercial lots--the William A. Stickney Cigar Company Building at 209 N. 4th Street. Click here to see a Google Street View of the building.

The second is very exciting: the hulking National Candy Company industrial building at 4230 Gravois, which is technically in Dutchtown but, since I grew up in Bevo, I always claimed it as my neighborhood's heritage.

Imagine Schools is the applicant. Through a website search, it appears they're planning on opening an "Imagine International Academy of Arts" in this spot. They're likely going to use the Missouri state historic tax credits to renovate this large building into a workable condition. What a great building and wonderful re-use of the site!



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2 comments:

Matthew said...

I took a lot of photos around that buildig while i lived just a couple of blocks away from it still.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skewgee/sets/72157600494776341/

Matt M. said...

Thanks for the pictures, MAtthew. I grew up on Itaska a couple blocks from here.

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