Archive for January, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

ONSLRG Job Opening: Community Development Specialist

Old North St. Louis Restoration Group is seeking applicants for the position of Community Development Specialist.  When Karen Heet left her position as Real Estate Development Coordinator at the end of September, we decided to spend some time refining the job description and responsibilities to better reflect some of our current range of community development activities.  Please check the Staff page on our website ( to download a full description of the duties and responsibilties of the position, along with details about the qualifications and background desired for applicants.   Ideal candidates will possess education and/or experience working in the field of community development, a good understanding of the unique demands of a community-based, not-for-profit organization, and commitment to revitalizing urban core communities.  Interested applicants should submit resumes and two professional references by Jan. 29, 2010.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Other upcoming events: Meetings with MODOT (Jan. 21) and Habitat for Humanity (Jan. 26)

Now that you’ve got a new calendar for the new year, you can start filling it up with events in Old North, including the following:

Next Thursday, January 21, ONSLRG will host a community meeting with representatives from the Missouri Dept. of Transportation, who will be on-hand to explain plans for the replacement of the Madison Street overpass.  This meeting will start at 7 p.m. and take place in ONSLRG’s Crown Village Gallery, 2700 N. 14th Street.

Then, on Tuesday, January 26, ONSLRG will host a community meeting with Habitat for Humanity.  Staff from Habitat will be present to discuss the plans for the 17 new, homes they’ll be building this year on Dodier, Sullivan, and Hebert.  This meeting also will begin at 7 p.m. in the ONSLRG gallery. 

Feel free to make copies of this flyer for your friends and neighbors and help spread the word.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bank of America & United Way to Hold Financial Education Sessions at ONSLRG’s Gallery Jan. 18

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, next Monday, January 18, Bank of America and United Way of Greater St. Louis will conduct two financial education sessions in Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s Crown Village Gallery at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  See below for a flyer with the details.

This event will be open to the public, so please feel free to spread the word.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers to the Family of Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor, the longtime pastor of 4th Baptist Church and board member of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group for several years until last year, passed away last week after a long illness.   All of us at ONSLRG extend our thoughts and prayers to Richards wife, Linda, and their three daughters.

Richard in the dark sweater, third from right, at the 2008 ONLSRG annual meeting & pot-luck supper.

Richard in the dark sweater, third from right, at the 2008 ONSLRG annual meeting & pot-luck supper.

Richard provided an example of the type of service that has made Old North St. Louis work over many years.  Richard helped many neighbors during difficult times, whether they just needed someone to talk to or a ride to a doctor’s appointment; he served on numerous committees, task forces, and boards; he was always willing to volunteer time on a weekend or evening, to help out with a house tour or other special events; and he never gave up hope of finding resources to restore the 4th Baptist Church building on 13th Street, even after the devastating fire there in September of 2008.  Richard’s compassion and wisdom will be missed by all who had the pleasure of working with him.

Richard (at right) sharing stories of the neighborhood with visitors to the 2008 house tour.

Richard (at right) sharing stories of the neighborhood with visitors to the 2008 house tour.


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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