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Archive for November, 2006

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Celebrating Historic Rehabs
Toward the end of October we got so busy working on the acquisition of the Mullanphy Building (Act Today) that we failed to post a photo and comments about the October 26 ribbon-cutting celebration for the North Market Place Apartments.

Above: Congressman William “Lacy” Clay, RHCDA President Stephen Acree, Alderwoman April Ford Griffin, Mayor Francis Slay, ONSLRG Board President John Burse, and ONSLRG Executive Director Sean Thomas prepare to cut the ribbon at 2315 N. 14th Street on Oct. 26. Before and after photos of this building were posted on this site on September 9 (Revitalization in Progress).

As noted in earlier posts, this development involves rather dramatic historic rehabs of nine buildings that were severely deteriorated. The transformation of these vacant eyesores into beautifully restored architecturally significant structures not only benefits the 32 families able to get into high quality, affordable apartments but also is stimulating sales of new construction homes nearby. The final two buildings in this development are nearing completion. One of these, 1423-27 Monroe, required an almost complete re-construction from the foundation up, after the western half collapsed. The following photos show this building before the collapse and nearing completion of the reconstruction and rehabilitation.

WHAT'S NEW IN OLD NORTH

Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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