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.
The structure at 1617 Carroll in the Lafayette Square Historic District (Peabody Darst Webbe neighborhood) is under a $125,000 rehab.
Below is a recent picture of the property:
The once forlorn structure at 1016 Mississippi in Lafayette Square underwent a nearly five-year long rehab, priced at over $250,000, with multiple starts and stops. The rehab was finally completed early last year. The first floor has recently added an occupant - Kuhl Swaine, an advertising firm.
Below is a picture dating to 2006 or so, prior to any rehab work, from Geo St. Louis:
And here is a shot from July 2011 courtesy of Google Streetview:
Clearly these rehab projects leave a big mark on neighborhoods and seem like a big vote of confidence in further investment.