SaLees Kennard House, Midtown

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Update: The back wing of the house has collapsed, as of December 1, 2016. At some point by mid-December of 2018, the remaining western side wall suffered a catastrophic collapse, threatening the structural integrity of the house. It was demolished in April of 2019.

I wrote about this desolate block of Samuel Shepard Drive last month, discovering that a daughter of the founder of the Veiled Prophet probably lived here.

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It is marked for demolition by the State of Missouri, which owns the properties around here.

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Easily repaired, and separate from the main building structurally, I’m sure this is the excuse they’re using.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. W. White says:

    Nice house. Since it is boarded up, there is probably some historic interior fabric left. It should be restored, but the State of Missouri seems to be making a habit of neglecting historic St. Louis area buildings they own but do not want.

  2. Justin says:

    Seems like they could just tear down that back addition and retain the rest of the structure. Unfortunate that they will tear it down instead.

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