Landmarks Association of St. Louis

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Three Significant St. Louis Historic Rehabs: Sun Theater, Hammond Apts., 3867 Shenandoah

    As director of Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Andrew Weil is often one of the first to learn about the threats facing the city's architectural legacy. Whether it's a historic building demolished due to neglect or development, each loss hurts. Still, Weil and his small staff keep on slugging alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    The Social Affair at the Station's New Modern American Market

    Kelly Spencer first spotted the boarded-up former art deco filling station that now houses the Station at the Social Affair (2232 Thurman Avenue; 314-735-5527) while moving into her then-new home in the neighborhood ten years ago. From that point on, she made it her goal to make that piece of histor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    The Threat to Historic African-American Music Venues in St. Louis

    The contribution and influence of African-American artists to the St. Louis sound and the universal music scene is undeniable. From Scott Joplin to Chuck Berry and countless others, St. Louisans have helped define what ragtime, jazz, the blues and rock 'n' roll are today. Scattered around the city, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    The Chatillon-DeMenil House Needs Your Help

    Operating a small, historic house museum is never easy, even in the best of times. In the worst of times -- such as earlier this month when a a pipe burst and destroyed new carpeting and other renovations at the Chatillon-DeMenil House -- the challenges of fundraising and logistics can seem overwhel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Meet the Chefs at the Magic Chef Mansion September 12 to Benefit the Landmarks Association

    The Landmarks Association of St. Louis is honoring Joe Edwards, savior of the Loop, with the H. Meade Summers Jr. Award for lifetime achievement in historic preservation. The annual event involves meeting the chefs of several local restaurants along with a cooking demonstration, food, drinks and tou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Pevely Dairy Site: What Will Happen to Historic Sign Sitting On Top of SLU Building? (PHOTOS)

    One of the biggest St. Louis stories this week is news that Father Lawrence Biondi, president of Saint Louis University, will be stepping down after months of faculty and student protest. One controversial component of Biondi's leadership is his record on land acquisition and development -- with som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Cupples 7: City Says Historic St. Louis Site Will Be Demolished Unless a Developer Steps Up

    Unless a developer steps up, the historic Cupples 7 building in downtown St. Louis will soon be demolished. And even if developers do emerge, they would need to have a solid plan to stabilize the site immediately -- or else it will have to come down. So says the city, which doesn't own the site, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Pevely Dairy Site: After Long Fight, Why Doesn't Saint Louis University Have a Plan? (PHOTOS)

    What's going on with the Pevely Dairy complex? Not a whole lot, it seems, much to the frustration of preservationists and other groups that fought to stop Saint Louis University from demolishing the landmark complex on South Grand Boulevard. Several university spokespeople did not respond to Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Nine Best Hotels in St. Louis

    The 2012 Best of St. Louis issue is fast approaching. Have you voted yet? Go do it now before it's too late! Have you finished debating the finer points of the 2011 issue? We haven't, hence this list. While researching contenders for a certain Best Of category last year, we realized our town has a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    The Castle Ballroom, an Historic Dance Hall, Lies Vacant in Midtown

    The Castle Ballroom - one of St. Louis' few remaining links its jazzy musical past - is in need of a buyer. And despite some challenges, boosters see potential to rehabilitate the facility to its former glory. Located at 2839 Olive St., the Castle Ballroom was one of the first dance halls that targ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    "Save Our Saucer!": Rally to Celebrate Beloved Del Taco Building

    Albert SamahaDemocracy in action!​The wheelchair contingent from the Grand View Tower apartments rolls deep at the "Save Our Saucer" rally in front of the South Grand building formerly known as Del Taco. There's John Clay and Mike Buford and Eddy West and five or six of their friends, most of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Tomorrow! Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll at the Tivoli

    This is just a friendly reminder that the Tivoli is screening the Chuck Berry film Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll tomorrow night at 7:20 p.m.! Details here.courtesy of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Landmarks Association: Lammert Building, Here We Come

    Two weeks ago I reported that Landmarks Association of St. Louis was scrambling to secure funding for a new downtown space it has planned, Architecture St. Louis. The project’s main underwriter, Larry Cohn, had pledged $500,000. He even wrote a check for a portion of that sum, but the check bounce ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2008

    Vanishing Act

    Larry Cohn turned heads by making huge donations to St. Louis charities. Then he up and disappeared.

  • News

    June 20, 2007

    Rebuilt to Suit

    SLU won't say what it has in store for the Locust Business District.

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Save the Amshack

    We lament the impending doom of our beloved train-trailer, talk to a guy with some great squirrel recipes and go to jail. Plus: Can taking Communion give you the flu?

  • News

    June 2, 2004


    Week of June 2, 2004

  • News

    January 7, 2004

    Busch Whack

    The king of beers lords over a small Soulard enclave

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Greening of McRee Town

    There was nothing wrong with the Missouri Botanical Garden's downtrodden neighbor to the north that a bulldozer couldn't fix

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2003

    We Built This City

    Landmarks Association raises the roof

  • News

    October 23, 2002


    Competing nominations bring high-pressure politics to the Century Building -- again

  • Culture

    July 10, 2002

    To Dwell in Possibility

    A tour of the city with the Landmarks Association's Carolyn Toft presents views of what is and what could be

  • News

    October 17, 2001

    Citizen Callow

    The mayor names a PR wiz to a city board and ends up with a PR problem

  • News

    June 13, 2001

    Wrecking Brawl

    For eight years, the city has kept Mark Finney from replacing the historic Syndicate Trust Building with a parking garage. He says, "Buy it or get the hell out of the way." It's time to put up or shut up.

  • News

    May 30, 2001

    Tearing Down the House

    The demolition of the Winkelmeyer house signals the city's new view of historic preservation

  • News

    May 3, 2000

    A Tale of Two Buildings

    Things are looking up for the Arcade Building, but what will happen to the Marquette Building is anyone's guess; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles

  • News

    November 10, 1999


    A desperate St. Louis pays top dollar to gamble on a risky convention-center hotel

  • News

    June 16, 1999

    Bringing Down the House

    Neighbors want to buy and fix it. A building inspector recommends saving it. And yet the Housing Authority insists on tearing down 5950 Enright. The story of a house -- and a city's demolition craze.