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Thursday, June 7, 2007

SLU Applies for Demolition Permit for Historic Livery Stable

On May 31, St. Louis University applied for a demolition permit for the former livery stable building at the northwest corner of Locust and Channing (see record here). The possible demolition had been rumored for months. If rumors of end use are true, expect a parking garage or lot where a restored and vital part of the Locust Street business district could otherwise be.

For more information about the stable, see my June 2 post, Alley Closure Bill Indicates Livery Stable May Be Endangered.

5 comments:

Doug Duckworth said...

Why live in City which has great architecture yet destroys it for either vacant lots, placeless vinyl, parking garages, or pedestrian unfriendly big box retail?

Anonymous said...

Maybe SLU has plans for the site?

DeBaliviere said...

^
If it does have plans for the site, it's most likely parking for the new arena.

Anonymous said...

100 years ago, parking for horses; today parking for automobiles.

I'm figuring the Jesuits are more interested in serving their current patrons than the memories of yesterday.

DeBaliviere said...

In the brochure on the new arena sent to Billiken basketball season ticket holders, there is a mention that there will be parking at "Locust and Compton." Hmmm...