Salisbury Street: New Lease on Life

My favorite (and many others’) commercial building in North St. Louis is being renovated by the city. I am very excited that the heart of Hyde Park will see new development that is conscious of the historic context of the neighborhood.

Fresh plywood indicates which buildings will be renovated.

I love the original late 19th Century cast iron pillars, which will be graced by fresh paint soon.

I also get a kick out of the last renovation, which attempted to cloak historic building in fake colonial revival decoration.

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  1. Eric Wilson says:

    http://www.sunministries.org will be doing their cafe in the lower part of the building in the first picture!

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