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Friday, May 18, 2007

Saturday: Friedens Open House in Hyde Park

Tomorrow, also consider dropping by a cool event showcasing some of the grassroots energy transforming at least one corner of the Hyde Park neighborhood -- and hopefully spreading outward.

The Friedens Neighborhood Foundation and Landmarks Association of St. Louis invite you to an open house at the historic Friedens United Church of Christ church and fellowship hall buildings at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

In addition to the buildings, Friedens will have on display renderings of the projected rehabilitation of two neighboring historic buildings that will be rehabbed by students in the new Northside YouthBuild Academy based at Friedens.

Also, at 2:30 p.m., there will be a screening of the films "Heritage Homes of St. Louis" and "The Challenge of Urban Renewal," both from the 1960s but still relevant today. Films are shown courtesy of the Academic Film Archive - St. Louis. (To tie the weekend together even more, "Heritage Homes" includes a segment on the Chatillon-DeMenil House.)

Landmarks Association will be giving away copies of the 1976 publication Street Front Heritage, which offers an architectural history of Hyde Park with vintage black and white photographs. (Contemporary recreations of these photographs will also be on display!)

Please join us:

19th & Newhouse Avenues
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 19

Driving directions: I-70 to Salisbury Avenue. North (right) on Blair Avenue to Newhouse. West (left) on Newhouse. Friedens Fellowship Hall is on the left at the end of the first block, and the church is across 19th Street.

Questions?
Call Brian Marston at 238-4339 or Michael Allen at 920-5680.