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Monday, October 30, 2006

Gasometer Love

Someone (with the wry Flickr username of "flickr_screen_name") has posted a photographic ode to the gasometer at Laclede Gas Company Pumping Station G on Chouteau Avenue in Forest Park Southeast. Here are the photos.

The gasometer, built in 1901 and rebuilt in the 1940's, stands next to a delightful Renaissance Revival pumping station that will be renovated for condo use. The gasometer is not as fortunate, and is slated for demolition.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

For the love of FPSE-- save the building, but lose the tank.

Thomas said...

The photographer's profile is clearly visible in shot #10. From this shadowy image, I think we can all safely deduce the identity of this "wry" flickr user/poster.