Proposed Demolitions to be Reviewed at Cultural Resource’s Preservation Board Meeting
The following proposals for the demolition of three historic buildings in St. Louis will be reviewed by the Preservation Board on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 1015 Locust Street, Room 1200 at 4:00 pm.
3533 Missouri Avenue
3533 Missouri Avenue is a contributing building in the Benton Park National Historic District. The residence was constructed circa 1876 for German immigrant Henry Scherer. Once profuse in the United States, the buidling style known as a Flounder in Virginia is increasing rare to find. This type of home has been well documented in Alexandria, Virginia were a handul are still in existance. Currently, this building type also occurs in very small numbers in Baltimore, Maryland, Wheeling, West Virginia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The largest collection still standing are found in St. Louis, Missouri and New Orleans, Lousiana. This building type was utilized by various immigrant cultures in the United States including French, German, Irish, Scottish, Polish and native born Anglo and African Americans.
5148 Enright Avenue
5148 Enright Avenue was constructed circa 1896 and is a contributing building in the Mount Cabanne-Raymond Place National Historic District.
3663 Forest Park Avenue
3663 Forest Park Avenue was constructed circa 1948 in the Hydraulic Press Brick Company Addition of the City of St. Louis. The commercial building sits within a Preservation Review District established by Ordinance 66609. Due to the establishment of this ordinance, the effect of any proposed demolition must be reviewed.