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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Two Rock Hill Properties Listed Among Missouri's Ten Most Endangered Places

Posted By on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 4:04 PM

click to enlarge Rock Hill United African Presbyterian Church
  • Rock Hill United African Presbyterian Church
Missouri Preservation is out with its annual list of the state's most endangered historical properties.

Two structures on the same lot in Rock Hill are the only St. Louis buildings to make this year's list. They are the Fairfax House (a 2009 designee, as well) and the United African Presbyterian Church on the corner of McKnight and Manchester.

Missouri Preservation notes that both structures are "situated at the intersection of two busy St. Louis county roads.  It is a target for commercial development as the City of Rock Hill, which does its own zoning and has no current historic preservation ordinance, has zoned this property 'commercial.' 

Both buildings were built by James Collier Marshall a wealthy businessman who completed the house in 1841 and the church in 1845.

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The home (photo above) was named after his wife's hometown of Fairfax, Virginia, and has recently been restored. The church has been closed since 2005 and was recently put up for sale.

Click the following to see all ten of the state's "Most Endangered Places".

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