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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Things We Lost in the Fires

Here's a round up of photographs of some of the buildings in JeffVanderLou and St. Louis Place that were part of the eleven-building arson spree this weekend. All of these buildings were vacant at the time of the fires.

Barbara Manzara has published a map of the fires here.)


2633R Palm Avenue, owned by Cleo and Zerline Terntine


3015 Elliott Avenue, owned by Sheridan Place LC*


3114R Glasgow Avenue (actually faces Elliott), owned by MLK 3000 LLC*


2519 Sullivan Avenue (left), owned by Jesse and Davis Thomas, adjacent to brick-rsutled 2517 Sullivan Avenue, owned by Dodier Investors LC* (See earlier photo at Built St. Louis.)


2206-10 Hebert Street, owned by Blairmont Associates LC* (Minimal fire damage; see earlier photo at Built St. Louis.)


2507 Hebert Street, owned by Blairmont Associates LC* (See earlier photo at Built St. Louis.)


2523 Dodier Street, owned by Larmer LC (Minimal fire damage.)


2547 Dodier Street, owned by Larmer LC


2566 Dodier Street, owned by Blairmont Associates LC*

A KMOX news story about the fires is online here.

*Denotes holding company tied to Paul J. McKee, Jr. (More here.)

4 comments:

Doug Duckworth said...

2523 Dodier Street is especially beautiful, but I suppose vinyl siding or stucco warehouses are the new market trend.

barbara_on_19th said...

And how do we memorialize those other things lost... human dignity, civil rights, peace of mind.

samizdat said...

Oh, the corruption, it burns!Seriously, when is the tar and feathering of City officials and Paul Mckee and his henchmen going to start? I really think T & F needs to make a comeback. Although maybe we can use molasses instesd of tar. I have to say, though, that the prospect of Paul Mckee and Mayor St. Francis removing the goo with mineral spirits has a certain mental visual appeal.

Henny Penny said...

I've just discovered the set of blogs covering the destruction of brick homes in St. Louis. It's sickening and unreal.