Archive for January, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Please Join Us for ONSLRG’s Annual Meeting & Pot-Luck Supper: Monday, Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Please join the members of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group (ONSLRG), neighbors from Old North and other friends and supporters on Monday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. for ONSLRG’s Annual Meeting & Pot-Luck Supper.

As the flyer indicates, we have some suggestions for the type of food to bring.  However, please note that these are just suggestions (and an effort to avoid everybody bringing a salad or a dessert).  So, if you have a favorite, family recipe for something that doesn’t fit into the category of food listed for your name, go ahead and bring what you’d like.  And, if you can’t bring something at all, don’t let that hold you back - we’d love to have you join us anyway.

Although sharing a meal with neighbors and friends of Old North is good enough reason by itself to get together, we’ve got so much more planned for the evening.  As the official annual meeting for Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, we use this occasion to celebrate the highlights of the past year, to share some of our plans for 2016 (including some activities to celebrate Old North’s bicentennial this year), elect some new members to our Board of Directors, and recruit volunteers and new committee members.

****Please join us & help spread the word and extend an invitation to any neighbors or friends of Old North.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Celebrate MLK Day at UrbArts’ Youth Poetry Slam

Today you can celebrate the life and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr., and show your support for the next generation of civil rights and social justice leaders.

This MLK Day, teens from 13 to 19 are invited to VerbQuake’s 2nd Annual King Me Youth Slam. Doors open at 12:30 pm at UrbArts, 2600 N. 14th Street at Crown Square in the heart of Old North. The event starts at 1:00 pm., and is free and open to all. For more information, visit

Saturday, January 16, 2016

4 Weeks Left for History Museum Exhibit Featuring Old North

Since 2016 is the bicentennial of the founding of the Village of North St. Louis, this year represents a great opportunity to explore some of the fascinating history that makes Old North what it is today.

Time is running out on an exhibit at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, which features a glimpse into Old North’s past. The current exhibit, A Walk in 1875 St. Louis, has already become the museum’s third most visited temporary exhibit of all time and been seen by almost 200,000 people. The exhibit will be closing on Feb. 14. Since Old North is one of nine neighborhoods that are prominently featured, we encourage all to help us in spreading the word to neighbors and friends of Old North about this one of a kind chance to explore our own shared history in an engaging, educational, (and free!) locale.

The following overview has been provided by staff at the museum:

In 1875, Compton & Dry’s gigantic map Pictorial St. Louis: The Great Metropolis of the Mississippi Valley accurately depicted more than 40 square miles of St. Louis from a soaring birds-eye view. Every home, factory, street, and even outhouse was brought to life in a book of 110 map plates. We used this incredible map to dive into the streets of nine different 1875 St. Louis neighborhoods. On canvases 30 feet long and 11 feet high, visitors learn who lived in the homes, what area businesses made, and how the areas were developing in the wider story of 1875. Alongside the maps are vivid, life-size illustrations drawn by local artist Dan Zettwoch. They cover dozens of topics relating to life in 1875, from crime to cooking and sports to city infrastructure.

The exhibit will be closing on February 14th.


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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