Diversified Real Estate Group has plans for five new homes located at 1216 through 1228 Dolman in the Lafayette Square Historic District. A $2 million building permit is on file with the City’s Building Division to construct the five new single family homes. The permit has not yet been issued and must be approved by Zoning since these lots are zoned C - Multiple Family Residential.
The real estate listings for four of the five lots are currently active. Click here to see one such listing while the link is still live. The homes are being marketed as 3 bed, 3 bathroom structures (around 2,100 square feet) priced in the mid-400s.
Below is the sample photo used on the real estate listing, which may be an indication of the style of construction:
Two building permits, each valued at $250,000, have been issued to construct single family homes at 1706 and 1716 Carroll Street in the Lafayette Square neighborhood. The homes will add to two already completed in the small development that comprises a total of seven lots on the south side of Carroll between Dolman and South 18th. The first one completed was a corner unit at 1702 Carroll (profiled here). The second to be completed was at the opposite corner, 1728 Carroll (profiled here).
STLNABEDEV does not have renderings of the two new proposed homes at 1706 and 1716 Carroll, but they may be similar to their predecessors (shown below).
Below is 1702 Carroll:
And here is 1728 Carroll:
A two-family building located at 1028 Dolman in the Lafayette Square Historic District (Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhood, officially speaking) is slated for a $140,000 rehabilitation, per city building permit records. The permit has not yet been issued.
Below is a recent Geo St. Louis photograph of the structure:
A new single family home at 1728 Carroll in the Lafayette Square neighborhood is nearly completed.
The home is a bookend to a small development of single family homes on the south side of the 1700 block of Carroll. As of right now, only one other home is completed (1702 Carroll, at the opposite end of the block), but some of the remaining lots on the block have been sold and await construction.
Below is a recent photo of 1728 Carroll:
The row house building at 1620-24 Dolman in the Lafayette Square Historic District (Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhood) is actively under rehab. The three units are under rehabilitation for $80,000 each by Zumwalt Corporation. The last time we checked into the site, permits had not yet been issued (check out a pre-rehab photo on that blog post).
Now, work is underway. See the recent photograph below.
Long ago, the building’s southernmost member of the row (1624 Dolman) was slated for demolition due to advanced deterioration. The matter went before the Preservation Board, where the request for demolition was denied. Instead, the row of three town houses will remain intact and (most likely) occupied for the first time in quite a while.
A single family home at 1215 Mississippi in Lafayette Square is undergoing a $110,000 rehab by Bi State Property Group. A third story addition has been proposed as a part of the rehab.
Below is a recent photograph of the structure:
The former Missouri Carriage Company building at 1410 Dolman has undergone a $100,000 rehab into a single family home. Mica Development essentially rebuilt the front facade and has gut rehabbed the structure.
Below is a photograph obtained from MARIS showing the completed building.
As of the time of this writing, the 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is for sale for $450,000. Click here for the listing, which also contains interior shots.
Geo St. Louis contains photographs of the building prior to rehab:
A new single family home located at 1022 Mississippi in Lafayette Square has been constructed on a vacant lot at a cost of $200,000.
Below is a recent photograph of the structure:
Buildings aren’t the only objects being restored on the St. Louis landscape.
Work is now complete on the restoration of Lafayette Park’s Thomas Hart Benton Statue.
Thomas Hart Benton was a Missouri Senator from 1821 to 1851. He served as the Western United States’—and St. Louis’s—greatest advocate, believing that St. Louis was perfectly positioned to exploit the travel of goods from the rich and growing West to the thriving but waning East. The phrase “There is the East. There is India”, uttered by Benton during a speech, indicated his belief that the western U.S. contained all of the fabled riches of India and more. It is inscribed on the statue honoring him.
Back in 2011, the St. Louis Beacon wrote a very in depth article on the statue’s restoration. It may be accessed here.
The article explains that the Benton statue was the first public monument in the U.S. created by a woman (Harriet Hosmer) as well as the first west of the Mississippi River.
Two shots of the restored monument follow:
And from the Lafayette Square neighborhood website, here is a pre-restoration photo:
The 1100 block of Dolman was surely the thriving Lafayette Square neighborhood’s most desolate stretch, still dominated by vacant lots while blocks away new mixed use buildings were being built.
This year, three new homes were completed on this block of Dolman Street, contributing to a much more urbanized block.
1103 Dolman is shown below (the farthest north):
1111 Dolman is in the middle:
And 1117 Dolman is the farthest south.
Another home is planned for the vacant lot between 1103 and 1111 per a sign on the property.