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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Act TODAY to Save A Landmark
Line drawing by Pat Hays Baer from archives of Landmarks Association

As noted in the most recent posting, the Mullanphy Emigrant Home building at 1609 N. 14th Street (just a few blocks north of Downtown St. Louis) is in need of urgent stabilization and repair work. To prevent further deterioration or collapse, the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group needs to receive financial contributions to cover the costs of shoring and rebuilding the south wall. This work will need to start almost immediately after ONSLRG takes ownership of the building, which could come as early as next week. Too many of our city’s landmark buildings have been lost before preservationists or concerned citizens could get involved. This effort represents a chance for all who care about the built environment to act before another historically and architecturally significant building is lost.

Tax-deductible contributions - of any amount - can be sent to:
“Mullanphy Emigrant Home”

c/o Old North St. Louis Restoration Group
2800 N. 14th Street
St. Louis, MO 63107
And, you can make an online payment through PayPal:

UPDATE: On Nov. 2, the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group closed on the acquisition of the Mullanphy Building. We are working closely with architects from Rosemann Associates and general contractor E.M. Harris to get the roof shored up and the wall re-built before the onset of dangerous winter weather. We still don’t have all of the funds in place to cover these expenses, so your help in supporting this effort and in spreading the word about the urgency of this campaign would be greatly appreciated!
For more information, contact the ONSLRG office by phone at 314-241-5031 or via email at: info@onsl.org

-posted by Sean Thomas (sean@onslrg.org)

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