Here is a picture of the historic school prior to renovation, also courtesy of Michael Allen via Ecology of Absence:
Eliot School, LP will be rehabbing the Eliot School as well, located at 4218 Grove Street in the Fairground neighborhood, just outside of Hyde Park. The Board of Education is still the owner, but the city's development website says the former school will be converted into low-income housing. The city lists the developer as Better Living Communities--a project of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, which completed a development of several new townhomes on Salisbury called Salisbury Park I in the early 2000s, among other projects.
Pictured below, courtesy of the City of St. Louis, is the old Eliot School:
Better Living Communities has put a lot of effort into stabilizing and bettering its surrounding neighborhoods. Bravo to them. It's a thrill to see so much of Hyde Park's heritage rescued all at once.
I wonder if they had anything to do with Salisbury Street's new sidewalks and nifty acorn street lamps?
Above, a nicely redone streetscape along Salisbury. The Salisbury Park development is located on the south (right) side of the street staring down some historic beauties on the north (left) side.
This is all such great news! I cannot wait to check out Hyde Park the next time I'm in town.