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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Congratulations to the Cox Family for Most Enhanced Award

On Friday evening Landmarks Association of St. Louis presented their annual “Most Enhanced Awards” for redevelopment projects that are worthy of attention and praise for preserving and restoring historic properties.  And once again the good folks at Landmarks directed that spotlight toward Old North St. Louis - this time to the property at 1416 Hebert, owned and redeveloped by James and Luz Maria Cox.  In fact, the alley house at 1416 Hebert was featured on the cover of the program for the award celebration.

Before and after shots of the alley house at 1416 Hebert, on the cover of the Most Enhanced Awards Celebration program

Before and after shots of the alley house at 1416 Hebert, on the cover of the Most Enhanced Awards Celebration program

A good crowd of Old North residents and friends joined James and Luz Maria at the awards ceremony to show their support for the individuals and families who have and are continuing to make Old North St. Louis a great place to live.

Ben Schartman, Matt Fernandez, Tom Tschetter, Luz Maria & James Cox, Jeanne & Ernie Stanley on Friday evening.

Ben Schartman, Matt Fernandez, Tom Tschetter, Luz Maria & James Cox, Jeanne & Ernie Stanley on Friday evening.

The investments made by James and Luz Maria represent yet another example of how Old North is changing for the better, sometimes one property at at time or one block at a time.  The photos below show the changes on just one block, with 1416 at the far right.

Just a few years ago, the 1400 block of Hebert was marked by many vacant, deteriorating buildings.

Just a few years ago, the 1400 block of Hebert was marked by many vacant, deteriorating buildings.

Now, the 1400 block of Hebert is one of the most solid in Old North St. Louis.

Now, the 1400 block of Hebert is one of the most solid in Old North St. Louis.

Congratulations to James and Luz Maria and all of their friends, neighbors, volunteers, and contractors who made their home worthy of the Most Enhanced Award.

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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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