Pevely Dairy Building Will Still Stand For Now

Update: Everything except the office building on the corner was demolished in 2012.The office building was demolished in the spring of 2017. As of today, the Pevely Dairy Complex in Midtown will not be demolished, as SLU has withdrawn its appeal of the denial for a demolition permit.

Pevely Dairy Building

Update: Everything except the office building on the corner was demolished in 2012.The office building was demolished in the spring of 2017. A sturdy, well-built building, the Pevely Dairy almost certainly was constructed with steel reinforced concrete piers that hold up the floors and roof. Consequently, its floor plan is easily adaptable to changing times….

Pevely Dairy Bottles Saved

Update: Everything except the office building on the corner was demolished in 2012.The office building was demolished in the spring of 2017. It was a bittersweet sight seeing workers taking the iconic Pevely Dairy Bottle plaques off of the Pevely Dairy office building a couple of weeks ago, as it means the end is coming…

Pevely Dairy, Coming Down

Update: The Pevely Dairy office building was demolished in the spring of 2017. The Pevely Dairy complex is being torn down, though you might not necessarily see it from Grand. In fact, the street facade is still perfectly preserved until SLU gets the necessary demolition permit, so perhaps there is still a chance they’ll see…

Future Site of Saint Louis University Hospital, Early June, 2017

I remarked to my companions that I felt like I was in Europe, with its unbroken vistas of fields surrounding Medieval cities. This will be the site of the new SLU Hospital, replacing the old Firmin Desloge building. Yes, it spelled the end for the Pevely Dairy Building. I wasn’t happy it was torn down,…

Chouteau at Grand Boulevard

One hundred years ago, there wasn’t a lot at the intersection of Grand and Chouteau; there was a quarry, some houses, but no signs of the massive buildings that would one day fill the area. On a recent Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining a picnic at the intersection, in one of the large,…

SLU Medical Campus

Update: SLU has announced plans in 2019 to redevelop the large swaths of empty land around its medical campus. The Steelcote building was renovated into loft apartments in 2019, as well. Text updated in September of 2019. While photographing the Pevely Dairy fire, I parked on the far side of the lawn of the new…