Here's the 2007 list:Charlottsville, VAChatham, MAChestertown, MDDurango, COEllensburg, WAHillsborough, NCLittle Rock, ARMineral Point, WIMorgantown, WVProvidence, RIWest Hollywood, CAWoodstock, ILNew Orleans, LAPE
There's something really irritating about Mayor Slay's office publishing a press release bragging about the historic architecture "footsteps" away from the Convetion Center. At the beginning of Slay's reign, weren't there MORE historic structures downtown than there are now?
Whatever the answer is to Chris' question, there are doubtless more historic buildings REHABBED in St. Louis now than at the start of Mayor Slay's administration. How do you count progress?
I guess I would measure progress by how many buildings were directly rehabbed or demolished because of Mayor Slay.I'll be honest, it's really hard to tell how much of the rejuvenation of downtown is a result or merely a coincidence of the mayoralty of Slay. I do know that Washington Ave (and many other parts of the city) was showing the first sparks of its rejuvenation long before Slay was mayor.I'm concerned about the high-handed demolition of the Century Building, which had Slay's fingerprints all over it and any other numerous buildings demolished for a Walgreens or Lowe's throughout the city.Most redevelopment in St. Louis is the result of the initiative of private business and individuals. I find it disingenuous when mayors take credit for things they can't prove they did.
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