Landmarks Association of St. Louis

Architecture & Planning

The Arch Grounds and the Old Rock House

What happened to the Old Rock House on the St. Louis riverfront is part of the convoluted history of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial project.


Testimony on the Distressed Areas Land Assemblage Tax Credit Act

Landmarks' Michael Allen delivered the following testimony before the Special Committee on Job Creation and Economic Development of the Missouri House of Representatives on August 21, 2007.


The Century Building Demolition: Landmarks Versus the National Trust for Historic Preservation

With some misgivings, Landmarks' Board of Directors authorized Executive Director Carolyn Hewes Toft to appear on a panel discussion entitled "Preservation-Based Development:  When is Demolition Justified?" at the 2005 National Trust conference in Portland, Oregon. 


Lambert Field

You’d have to be crazy not to comprehend that Lambert-St. Louis airport is a mess and has been one for years. But should the mess be blamed even partially on a building the airport’s official history calls “the forerunner of modern terminal building plans"?


Bohemian Hill

Once home to 19th century eastern European immigrants, the neighborhood in the 1950s was subjected to the twin assaults of urban renewal for Darst-Webbe public housing (razed 1999) and clearance for merging interstate highways.  Soon, the truncated adjoining neighborhoods of Soulard and Lafayette Square were experiencing substantial deterioration and abandonment.