Update: The hole was replaced by a historic house moved for the NGA.
It looks like an alien spaceship came down and stole the old Strassberger’s Conservatory, a relic of the thriving German American community in St. Louis Place one hundred years ago.
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I thought it was the building on the corner of Shenandoah and s. Grand.
Therese, that was a later location on South Grand; this is where it all started.
Ahhh, thanks for the clarification
Which building was this? Do you have a before photo?
I do…somewhere. I couldn’t find it when I went looking for it. It was a Romanesque Revival structure, two stories tall, last used as an African-American veterans’ hall. You can see it just to the left of the speed limit sign.
I think this is where they’re moving the Charlesetta Taylor house on North Market to. I went by a few days ago and foundation work is being done.
Yes, that’s my understanding, too.