Normandie Hall

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    UMSL's Short-Sighted Plan to Demolish a St. Louis Landmark: Incarnate Word Convent

    Last week, I examined the 200-year history of the Normandy and Bel-Nor area and its critical link to St. Louis' charitable and architectural legacy. Those proud institutions received a new neighbor just over 50 years ago with the addition of the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus. Built ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The "Castles" of Normandy and Bel-Nor

    One hundred years ago, if you were traveling out northwest just past St. Louis city limits toward St. Charles, you would see a landscape dramatically different than today's suburbia along the St. Charles Rock and Natural Bridge roads. Rolling countryside and farm fields would yield to an impressive ... More >>