L a fay E t t E S q U a R E • B E N tO N Pa R k • C O M P tO N H E i g H t S • f O x Pa R k • g at E D i S t R i C t • L a S a L L E Pa R k • M C k i N L E y H E i g H t S DECEMBER 2009 Founded by the residents of Lafayette Square VOLUME 31, NUMBER 12 Holiday cheer Annual Holiday Parlor Tour to return Dec. 13; event highlights Lafayette Square’s Victorian heritage On Dec. 13, the residents of Lafayette in the 1800s. The Victorian Christmas Square will continue their long tradition traditions shaped the future of Christmas of opening their homes and businesses to celebrations throughout the world. In visitors from the surrounding area for the Victorian England trees were decorated annual Holiday Parlor Tour. with cookies, ribbon, candies, paper chains This year nine homes will be open and and tinsel. These items all are a part of the decorated for the holiday season. These modern celebration. homes all reflect the architecture of late The Lafayette Square neighborhood 19th century Victorian St. Louis. Each is anchored by Lafayette Park, which was homeowner will have his or her home dedicated in 1851 and is one of the oldest decorated in a unique manner, reflecting city parks west of the Mississippi. Origi- both the style of the home and the indi- nally a grazing area for cattle, Lafayette vidual tastes of the homeowners. Park was created as a Victorian strolling In addition, the Lafayette Park United park. Today the park serves as the loca- Methodist Church will open its doors to tion for such things as vintage base ball visitors. The church is over 150 years old, (baseball as played in the Civil War era) and is an integral part of many neighbor- and bi-weekly band concerts throughout hood activities. At various times during the the summer. In addition, the park has afternoon of Dec. 13, the church will offer a number of garden areas, which were music in celebration of the holiday season. created and are maintained by residents of Other amenities will be offered along Lafayette Square. with the tour. Horse-drawn carriage rides Today Lafayette Park is maintained will be available from St. Louis Carriage. and being improved as a joint effort of These will be offered free of charge to the city of St. Louis and the Lafayette individuals attending the Parlor Tour, and Park Conservancy. The Conservancy has will allow visitors to take a leisurely tour several projects underway, designed to through Lafayette Park in a carriage that is restore this beautiful city park to its 19th reminiscent of 19th-century travel. century grandeur. Carolers from various organizations will The Parlor Tour begins at the Park be on hand at different locations to add to House, 2023 Lafayette Ave. (The Park the mood of the holidays. A number of area businesses will open their doors to visitors on the day of the House is within Lafayette Park, near the intersection of Lafayette and Mississippi). Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 on the Season’s greetings tour. Some will offer free amenities such as day of tour. Individuals may obtain more This year, the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee will offer holiday cards in con- cookies, hot chocolate, coffee or cider. information about the tour or purchase junction with the Holiday Parlor Tour. The cards, sold in packs of eight, feature the The modern Christmas celebration tickets in advance by visiting www.lafay- artwork above, which was created by Lafayette Square resident Sharon Stockmann. The was born in the Victorian era. Christmas ettesquare.org. Telephone orders may be 5-by-7-inch cards may be purchased before the tour by visiting www.lafayettesquare. trees were introduced to Queen Victoria placed by calling 772-5724. org or by calling 772-5724. State task force takes on school dropout rate By Jeanette Mott Oxford from standard practice in the Missouri tations at the first hearing was by Tim invest in children who do well. We assign 59th District State Representative House of appointing chairs and vice chairs Decker, director of the Missouri Division them the best teachers and coaches, send only from the majority party, Speaker of Youth Services. This is another place them to elite training experiences, and Speaker of the House Ron Richard Richard named Rep. Jamilah Nasheed, where Missouri is providing national provide them additional resources. But recently appointed me vice chair of the another St. Louis legislator from the leadership — youth in the MO DYS when children fail, we tend to “dis-invest Dropout Prevention Task Force. Breaking minority party, as chair of the committee. system are completing their GED’s at a in them” until the accumulated disadvan- There’s clearly an intriguing background rate two to three times higher than the tages lead to dropping out. Inside the story there somewhere, but in the mean- time, it’s a wonderful opportunity to seek out expertise and tackle a problem that national average. MO DYS even won the Annie E. Casey Innovations in American Government Award in Children and • Programs alone do not change people; relationships matter. Youth are often disconnected from positive adult Marquis deeply concerns me. Interestingly enough, given that Missouri ranks in the 40-somethings on so Family System Reform from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Ash Institute, in 2008. and peer connections and support. The transience in St. Louis Public Schools magnifies this problem as frequent moves LSRC president’s letter ......................2 many measures of social well-being, rela- Decker summarized lessons DYS has prevent bonds of trust with caring adults LPUMC news.....................................3 tive to other states, Missouri is among the learned this way: from being formed. top 15 in graduation rate (81.1 percent • All young people want to do well and The task force held its first hearing Beautification news ............................3 Missouri average versus a U.S. average of succeed — even the most resistant youth at Forest Park Community College on LSRC membership list .......................4 73.4 percent). However, not all areas of hunger for approval, acceptance, and Sept. 29. The second took place Nov. Cannon restored! ...............................5 the state do so well. The graduation rate accomplishment. 13 in Kansas City and a third is sched- is much lower among Hispanic, African • Dropout is more of an evolution than uled for Nov. 20, again in St. Louis. I am Barr Branch events ............................5 American, and Native American students. a resolution — we must understand the especially pleased that Master Sgt. Isiah March LSRC minutes ........................6 Large disparities also appear when fami- dynamics of “accumulative disadvantage” McHellen of Roosevelt High School has January Marquis Deadline: lies are compared by income level, as if we want to lower dropout rates. That agreed to bring some Roosevelt students Wednesday, Jan. 6 one might expect, with students living in is, children who persist to graduation and to testify on Nov. 20. I welcome your poverty more likely to dropout. move on to college “accumulate advan- call if you would like to speak at the One of the most compelling presen- tage” through a series of successes. We remaining hearing. 2 MARQUIS • Serving St. Louis’ Near Southside Neighborhoods Dec 2009 LSRC seeks input from young families Some individuals may not feel that they By Linda Skinner LSRC President have anything new to offer since there are already so many dedicated residents who As the new president of the LSRC, are generous with their time and talent. I have many hopes and goals for my Whatever the obstacle may be, I term, but there is one goal that excites firmly believe there is a solution. I want me most. That goal is finding ways to anyone who wants to participate in our get young families more involved in our neighborhood to be able to. The more neighborhood. Anyone who attended collaboration we have from all residents, the Halloween Parade in Lafayette Park the more meaningful our actions will be. saw firsthand how many children are now Maybe we can arrange for low-cost baby- living in the neighborhood. I was excited sitting during LSRC meetings; it would to see so many kids having fun, and not be wonderful to see some fresh faces! just because I am a grandma to a few of Or we can make discussion about issues the kids in attendance! It is truly thrilling affecting our neighborhood more interac- to see the new life that is blossoming tive, outside of the neighborhood meeting around us. I take the sight of these chil- venue. Perhaps a committee can be dren as evidence that our neighborhood is formed to address the needs specifically of thriving and filled with potential. families and to plan events that keep them The challenge with families is finding engaged. ways to enable parents to actively partici- The bottom line is that whether you pate in neighborhood events and decision are a single person or a family of eight, making. Some families may be connecting our neighborhood will benefit from your with other families, but are unable to voice being heard. Please let me know connect to the neighborhood as a whole. what suggestions or ideas you have of how Some parents may want to attend the we can make neighborhood participation monthly LSRC meetings, but are not easier. Feel free to call me at 436-4595 or McAVOY REALTY able to because they would have to hire email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I a babysitter. Or there may be families look forward to hearing your comments 1415 MISSOURI $425,000 who prefer to do things together and are and I hope to see your faces at the next Historic gem sitting on a beautifully looking for family-friendly opportunities. neighborhood meeting! landscaped double lot facing Lafayette Park. The home has been beautifully renovated with 4 BR/4.5 baths, updated kitchen, hardwd flrs, gorgeous stained glass, pocket doors, insulated windows and Light your candles for Parlor Tour a 2 story 2 car garage. By Bob Bischoff throughout the Square. These grand old Lafayette Square painted ladies look especially endearing JAMES CHESTNUT (314)-283-1484 with one or more candles in every front- Early season’s greetings, everyone! It’s facing window. We started doing that at getting closer and closer to that exciting our house last year, and it really makes a Editor’s Note winter event in Lafayette Square, the Holiday House Tour! Terry Linhardt is difference. So this is my plea to all of you this It is the goal of this publication and those who support it to bring you the news leading the overall charge, but he’s asked season. Would you give serious consid- about your neighborhood each month. This is your news, and we want to do our me to help pump up the ambiance of the eration to decorating your windows with best to bring it to you in the most accurate and professional manner possible. So if event for our tour goers. lit candles? I know that all of our Parlor you have something you’d like us to include, feel free to contact us. We’re always One idea that we both like a lot is Tour visitors would get a kick out of it, happy to accept article submissions, photos, press releases or story ideas from to have electric candles “burning” in and the Square will be that much cozier anywhere in our coverage area, and we’ll do our best to include them. as many house windows as possible for all of us who live here too! As your community newspaper, we want your contributions and input. So keep us informed and we’ll do the same for you. — Kara Krekeler, editor 367-6612 x30 or email@example.com The Marquis is published monthly by Virginia Publishing Company on behalf of the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee. Originally founded by Lafayette Square Restoration Committee as a small newsletter, the paper has grown into the voice of St. Louis’ strong near southside neighborhood groups, serving Benton Park, Compton Heights, Fox Park, Gate District, Lafayette Park, LaSalle Park, and McKinley Heights neighborhoods. Submissions, including articles, photos and story ideas, are highly encouraged, but the editor reserves the right to edit for grammar, space, clarity and appropriateness. Deadline for submissions is the 18th of the prior month. Contact the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-367-6612 x29. For advertising info, contact email@example.com or call 314-367-6612 x23. President Jeff Fister Sales Representative Jake Sackman Editor Kara Krekeler Creative Director Ben Pierce Graphic Designer Kate Huffman 625 N. Euclid, Ste. 330 PO Box 4538 Contributors St. Louis, MO 63108 Bob Bischoff, Debra Crowe, Erin Guss, (314) 367-6612 Jeff Jensen, Terry Linhardt, Jeannette Mott Oxford, (314) 367-0727 Fax Linda Skinner, Linda Weiner Dec 2009 MARQUIS • Serving St. Louis’ Near Southside Neighborhoods 3 Volunteers plant Park Avenue, in community garden Oct. 24 LPUMC to host slew By Linda Weiner Lafayette Square volunteering to take a stab at the Jefferson median, which has again experienced water problems; thanks to Steve Mann, of Christmas events By Debra Crowe choice of two. At 4 p.m., there is a Lafayette Park United Methodist Church family-friendly service, and at Quote of the month Robin Kruse, Bill and Sue Heggerty, and 11 p.m., a traditional candlelight Sue and Terry Linhardt for supervising At this writing, Christmas is just service. Before the late service, you’re At the moment of planting a bulb, all and getting their hands dirty! The final one calendar page away! As the invited to a casual gathering for coffee is hope, no dismay. Then there is surely workday to plant the remaining bulbs and holiday season approaches, you are in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. (Our something hauntingly symbolic about lilies will be on Nov. 15. Many thanks warmly invited to join members and sister church, Centenary UMC at 1610 burying a living thing toward a sure resur- go to Michael Knight, Marilyn Lane, friends of Lafayette Park United Meth- Olive St., will have a traditional candle- rection, at a moment in the season when Linda Skinner and DeSmet High School odist Church as we celebrate the most light service at 7 p.m.) everything else is dying or on the way out. freshman Tim Adcock. wonderful time of the year. If you’re like many people and are — May Sarton, American writer If you live in the neighborhood, trying to live on a somewhat streamlined Poetry event raises funds for you’ve probably driven by the lovely budget, you’ll want to visit the Resale SLU and neighborhood volunteers plant community garden columns church at the southwest corner of the Boutique for a little holiday shopping. Park Avenue and community garden park many times. If you’ve ever been Located on the lower level of the church, curious about how it looks inside, you’ll the shop features household items, gifts, An evening of fantastic poetry have the opportunity to find out during collectibles and more. You can’t beat Many thanks go to Operation Bright- reading by three Lafayette Square poets, the Lafayette Square Winter Parlor Tour the prices, and because the cost of each side, St. Louis University volunteers and Virginia Slachman, Margaret Howard on Dec. 13. purchase goes to support the church, a multitude of neighbors for planting the and Keith Welsh, was held at the 33 The sanctuary will be open following even the money you spend is a gift! bounty from our Operation Brightside Wine Bar on Nov. 11. The event was services from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy If you always feel a little let down grants on Oct. 24. We now have boxwood our second annual fundraiser to help the light streaming through the beautiful after all the holiday activities have and roses to beautify Park Avenue, and with the costs of building brick columns stained glass windows. Marvel at the ended, mark your calendar for Jan. 16, the “living fence” along Dolman at the to create a new entrance to the commu- subtle beauty of the historic pipe organ. 2010. That’s the date of the first of a community garden is finally complete! nity garden. If you were unable to attend Pause for a moment to relax and enjoy series of Family Fun Nights at Lafayette Next year we will finalize our planting as but would like to contribute to the beau- the peaceful nature of this holy house. Park UMC. The evening will feature a we did run a bit short of materials. We’ll tification efforts, please submit a check For a look at the church from a pew, potluck dinner with an international also have to decide what to do about made out to the LSRC with a nota- why not visit for worship some Sunday theme. Attendees are encouraged to the bumpout across from Square One tion in the memo section that it is for morning? On Dec. 20, you’ll have the bring family favorites from their region that continues to get run over by large “community garden columns.” Thanks added pleasure of the Christmas cantata of origin or choice! trucks, which has ruined the plantings on to 33 Wine Bar owner Jeff Stettner for during the 10 a.m. service. This annual Lafayette Park United Methodist numerous occasions. use of his space, to the poets for volun- celebration in song may well become Church is located at 2300 Lafayette Ave., Thanks to Tim Delahanty for trans- teering their time, to Steve Mann and one of your favorite holiday traditions. one block east of Jefferson. You may porting equipment and materials to the Robin Kruse for helping with arrange- If one of your current traditions reach us by phone at 771-9214 or visit site and for using his bobcat to dispense ments, and to all those who attended or is Christmas Eve service, you have a our website at www.lp-umc.org. mulch; thanks to Patricia Barber for sent along a check! 4 MARQUIS • Serving St. Louis’ Near Southside Neighborhoods Dec 2009 LSRC Membership List GeneraL MeMBerShip Vicki Houghton Paul Sauer Mary Kay Jung Michael Green Mitch Hunt Susan Sauer Mark Kalke Charlie Hoffman Jeff Archuleta Devyani Mehta Hunt Tim Schmidt Michael Knight Patricia Hoffman Richard Batt William Jelin Anabel Wootie Selby Anton Krawat Chelia Holmes Vern Bauer Jeff Jensen Linda Skinner Kara Krawat Cheri Jones Mac Bergson Jocelyn Jones Steve Skinner Mark Lammert Wayne Jones Rebecca Bergson Tom Keay Deborah Smith Alan Meyer Hannah Krigman Jerome Ted Berni Lynne Keay Thurman Smith Jeaninne Meyer Tony Malench Bob Bischoff Robin Kruse Houston Smith James Paul Peterson Elizabeth Odell Shirley Bischoff Michael Lance Leigh Anne Smith Rick Ponder William Odell Carole Hale-Bishop Marilyn Lane Karen Snyder Mary Lou Ponder Erin Staine-Pyne John Bishop Cynthia eRouge Pete Snyder Sharon V. Santa Cruz Frank Staine-Pyne Matt Brazelton Sue Linhardt Ian Stallman Lucy Schreiber Jon Ritter Chet Breitweiser Terry Linhardt Dorthy Strasser Brian Till Kate Savage Creighton Brinson Alan Loehr John Strasser Kaye Mayer Suzanne Sessions Kim Cerny Dan Lohman Jim Stringer John Weller James Smallwood John Culbertson Liz Lohman Judy Taylor Jeff Winzerling Ed Smith Thomas Danisi Carey Loomis Ron Taylor Christy Wynne Joseph Seria Barbara Davidson Sue Loomis Daphne Terrill Jeff Wynne Toni Smith Bob Davidson Edward J. Machowski Don Terrill Jeff Stevens Andrew Denny Mary Ann Machowski J Watson Scott reStOratiOniSt David Visintainer Amanada Denny Steven Mann Linda Weiner Mary Visitainer David Diehl Terry Barber Joe Mills John Weston Gwen Williams Ann Divine Pat Barber Sandy Mills Jennifer Weston Otis Williams Jay Divine Wm. David Bridwell Tom Modglin Wayne White Jim Wilmore Larry Dodd Nancy Bridwell Lynne Nabors Julie Padberg-White Carolyn Wilmore Wendy Dodd Ward Buckner Matthew Negri Marcia Wolf Steve Wilson Bill Donahue Melissa Drane Shane Nelson Ben Zabel Judy Dwyer Mary Ruth Donnelly Thayne Erney David Odenbach MarquiS CirCLe renOvatiOniSt Llewellyn Heigbaum Mark Etling Pat Odenbach Tamara Keefe-Do Ella Jo Heigbaum Terry Etling Sean Normile Paul Anderson Tom Dahms Cynthia McCafferty Sue Ferrario Cheryl Paben Tony Bassett Merry Dahms Mike Tolliver Steve Fichet Gary Paben Gail Cassilly Wayne Jones Blake Frey Libby Peters Danita Davis Cheri Jones Pete Peters preServatiOniSt/FaMiLy Gwen Friedman Glenn Eckert William Kincaid David Gratz Kim Peterson Pat Eckert Genevieve Barlow Marilyn Kincaid Jack Grone Roy Peterson Amy Finkel Diane Davitt Justin Guerra Michael Petetit Barbara Foy Sarah Duffy FrienDS OF the LSrC Maria Hadlow John Peukert Mike Foy David Fisher Denette Jett Patrick Hadlow Jule Peukert Joan Gerard Carol Fisher Steve Heady Julie Piatchek Mike Gerard Chris Goodson Greater St Louis Base Ball Don Heus Susan Pinker-Dodd Gary Hubler Mary Ann Goodson Historical Society Keith Houghton Adam Rucher Chuck Jung Lynda Green Pat Meyer Dec 2009 MARQUIS • Serving St. Louis’ Near Southside Neighborhoods 5 Library to host holiday open house Please drop by Dec. 16 for Barr Library’s Instrumental Jew Age Music; and Yo-Yo Ma’s Holiday Open House from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.! Songs of Joy and Peace. Listen to holiday music, enjoy some refresh- Among the holiday books available ments, make a craft and visit with friends. are: Papercrafts for Christmas: Making Cards To help get you into the holiday mood, and Decorations by Judy Balchin and Polly check out some festive CDs, including Pinder; Holiday Hero: A Man’s Manual for Kwanzaa Ceremonial Music by Afi Ama and Holiday Lighting by Brad Finkle; The Holiday Wafafanisha; Charlie Brown Christmas by Yule Log; and, offering a bit of comic relief, Cyrus Chestnut and Friends; Neil Diamond’s Joshua Piven and Borgenicht’s The Worst- Christmas Album; The Hanukkah Lounge’s Case Survival Handbook: Holidays. Barr Branch Public Library upcoming events December 2 Peppermint Bath Salts. Just in 17 Storytime. Stories, songs and time for the holidays. Mix up a batch of more. Groups of five or more register in peppermint-scented bath salts to treat advance. Toddler/Preschool. 5:30-6 p.m. yourself or give as a gift. Grades 6-12. 4-5 p.m. 19 Knitting Circle. Bring your proj- ects! Adults. 1-3 p.m. 3 Storytime. Stories, songs and more. Groups of five or more register in advance. Toddler/Preschool. 5:30-6 p.m. 22 Graham Cracker Gingerbread House. Construct your own edible home. Ready, aim, fire! Groups of five or more register in advance. The Lafayette Park Conservancy recently completed Phase I of the planned restoration of 5 Knitting Circle. Bring your proj- Families. 4-6 p.m. three Revolutionary War cannons in Lafayette Park. The cannons are from a British warship ects! Adults. 1-3 p.m. that sank in the Charleston, S.C., harbor in 1776. Raised from the warship wreckage in 23 Family Movie: Polar Express. 1887, the cannons were placed in Lafayette Park in 1897. It is rare to find British artifacts 9 Got Game? Play Xbox 360 or Families. 4-6 p.m. from the Revolutionary War, particularly displayed west of the Mississippi River. The refur- Wii games. Grades 6-12. 4-6 p.m bished cannon and carriage were installed in the middle of Lafayette Park on Oct. 21 and stand proudly, ready for public viewing. Planning and fund raising is currently in process ***** to complete restoration of the other two cannons. 14 Game Time. Play board and card games. Grades K-6. 4-5 p.m. All events take place at the Barr Branch of 16 Coffee Filter Snowflakes. Design your own colorful snowflakes. Grades K-6. the St. Louis Public Library, 1701 S. Jefferson Ave. For hours or more information call McAVOY REALTY 4-5 p.m. 771-7040. 430 ADAM S/VICTORIAN GEM 5 bedroom historical home situated on a corner lot with a beautiful wrap around porch, gorgeous entry foyer GOT NEWS? CONTRIBUTE! and beautiful woodwork. 2 car 2 story garage! Final repairs in progress on this renovated manor. 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Civic engagement beautification — Linda Weiner reported Announcements GeNerAL memberSHIP meeTING remains a priority for the neighborhood, that volunteers will plant 500 daffodils on and bringing the schools more into the Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a The President’s Awards dinner is sched- The meeting was held at Lafayette community will be addressed through fundraiser for the community garden at 33 uled for 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at SqWires. Park United Methodist Church with Community Affairs. Wine Bar from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10. approximately 60 residents in atten- Holiday House Tour — Nine homes Lafayette Park conservancy — The dance. President Linda Skinner called the have been secured for the Dec. 13 tour annual meeting and commemoration of Upcoming meetings meeting to order at 7 p.m. A motion was in addition to the Park House and the the reinstallation of the restored civil war made, seconded and passed to accept the United Methodist Church. Six thousand cannon will by at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15. The Capital Projects Committee will October meeting minutes. “save-the-date” cards have been mailed meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Park House. out and the postcards will be dropping just New business The LSRC Board of Directors will meet prior to Thanksgiving. A new resident, at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Park House. committee reports recently relocated from Cuba, created A motion was made and seconded to The LSRC General Membership will posters. Jennifer Weston is coordinating meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Lafayette Park Safety — Don Owens reported on docents and day-of ticket sales. Carol approve the proposed LSRC 2010 budget. It will be voted upon in the December United Methodist Church. problem properties. A construction Fisher is in charge of pre-tour ticket sales The Development Committee will not company purchased a property on 18th and Terry Linhardt, house tour chair, is general membership meeting. meet in November. Street. The committee will follow up on coordinating poster distribution. the plans for restoration of the property. Development — The fire damage in Old business President Linda Skinner adjourned the Tuck-pointing has begun on the Zumwalt the building at 18th and Lafayette has meeting at 8:10 p.m. building on Dolman. Captain Spicer resulted in American Family Insurance Holiday card — The new holiday The after-meeting social was hosted reviewed the recent crime activity in the relocating down the street. The LRA- greeting cards featuring the restored Park by Lafayette Fire Company No. 1 at 1801 neighborhood and reminded everyone owned lot at Jefferson and Rutger has been House and Gazebo are now available. Park Ave. to be extra aware of his or her surround- requested to be developed into parking They are $10 for eight cards and enve- Many thanks to our hosts! ings and leave no property in the car. for a proposed restaurant. The Develop- lopes and will be available for purchase at Officer Elston reported that car cloutings ment Committee is against this proposal. local shops, online and during the Holiday Respectfully submitted, are down dramatically from their earlier The house damaged in the Praxair inci- House Tour. Four hundred and fifty cards Jeff Jensen, levels. dent at LaSalle and Missouri attached to have already been purchased online. membership secretary Finance — Income for 2009 is $52,000, the former Edge Restaurant will be torn Historic Walk committee — The 80 percent of projections and expenses are down and rebuilt to historic standards new historic plaque is in place in the $32,561, 60 percent of projections. Net with new construction. The non-historic Fountain Plaza. income is $24,000. Edge Restaurant can be torn down. The community Affairs — Steve Skinner insurance company is still challenging updated the membership on new tech- the building that collapsed during restora- nology being implemented to coordinate tion on Preston Place. The lot is still not communication and share electronic cleared. The proposed plans for a new resi- media more easily. The new PBX internet dence on Vail Place have been approved. system is in place, which will significantly There is no development meeting in increase the efficiency of purchasing November. Cla 367-66 Dec 2009 MARQUIS • Serving St. Louis’ Near Southside Neighborhoods 7 Classifieds 367-6612 Services Chairs re-glued. Exclusive refinisher for Jon 2 Classifieds GUTTER CLEANING – US ARMY engineer takes 367-661 Paul’s antiques. Pick up/Delivery. Free estimates 314-367-6054 on any roof for gutter cleaning & roof repairs. CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS * PATIOS * WALKS * No house too tall, no job too small Fully insured. 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LAFAYETTE PARK Lafayette Square Restoration LAFAYETTE PARK CONSERVANCY CONSERVANCY Committee MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS MEMBERSHIP FORM 2009 Membership Form BENEFITS AT ALL LEVELS -Advance notice of special events and projects in the Park MEMBER INFORMATION Name(s) Conservancy events -Invitations to.................................................................................................................. -Conservancy Corner seasonal newsletter -Notice of volunteer opportunities, working in the Park Address ................................................................................................................... MEMBER INFORMATION or on Conservancy committees ................................................................................................................................. Name(s) ____________________________________________ MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Address ____________________________________________ level includes all beneﬁts at preceding levels) (EachTelephone ............................................................................................................... _____________________________________________ Telephone __________________________________________ $35 FRIEND Email address ......................................................................................................... newsletter E-mail address ______________________________________ MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY $50 FAMILY _____ General ($10 per person) MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY newsletter q Friend - $35 per person _____ Renovationist ($35 per person) q Family -$50 $75 BOTANIST _____ Restorationist ($60 per person) q Botanist -$75 historic park booklet, reprint- 1874 Board of Improvement Report _____ Preservationist ($150 – Individual or Family) q Historian -$150 _____ Marquis Circle ($250 – Individual or Family) $150 HISTORIAN of LSRC (Non-resident -- $10 per person) q Preservationist -$300 _____ Friends Lafayette Park Conservancy t-shirt ADDITIONAL INFORMATION q Benton Society -$500 _____ I am interested in volunteer opportunities (e.g. House q Lafayette Society -$1000 $300 PRESERVATIONIST Tour, Bike Race). set of Lafayette Park notecards _____ This donation is eligible for a corporate matching gift. Please return with check or money order to: (*Please submit a matching gift form from your company.) Lafayette Park Conservancy, $500 BENTON SOCIETY 2023 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63104 _____ I am new resident and two tickets to the “Gala inathe Grotto” eventwould like to receive a Welcome Packet. www.lafayettepark.org $1000 LAFAYETTE SOCIETY Please return with check or money order to: walking tour of Lafayette Park and tea service Memberships are valid for one year. Membership, 2023 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104 LSRC 20 guests for up to If your contribution is eligible for a matching gift, please submit a matching form from your company. Memberships are valid for the calendar year. 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D with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 luxurious baths, a SOL Victorian style home is unique & pristine! spacious updated interior and a great blend of with approx. 4000 sq feet of beautiful living historic elegance paired with modern updates. The home has been beautifully renovated luxurious kitchen, spacious living and dining space. This magnificent home has it all Gourmet kitchen. Mahogany library w/ This beauty has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 premium with 4 BR/4.5 baths, updated kitchen, hardwd room, 3 fireplaces, a 2 car oversized garage, including an in-ground pool and 2 story secret sauna, 3 large bedrooms bathrooms in 4200 sq. ft. flrs, gorgeous stained glass, pocket doors, large fenced lot, jacuzzi tub, hardwood floors, garage! insulated windows and a 2 story 2 car garage. decks, great location and much more. 3500 VICTOR ST. $349,900 1136 WASHINGTON $346,000 1828 CHOUTEAU $309,900 125 THORNCLIFF KIRKWOOD 1831 SIDNEY ST. $280,000 Victorian beauty with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. One of a kind loft offers 1876 sq/ft w/ 2 This Grand Victorian Lady has undergone an extensive Beautiful center hall colonial home with full Contemporary 4th floor Benton Park condo with Unbelievable wotodwork, a sweeping staircase, BR & 2 full BA w/extra office space easily renovation from top to bottom to offer most all of fantastic views of the Arch and downtown skyline. converted to a 3rd BR. Custom DR w/swing today's demands for comfortable yet elegant living in front porch located in Greenbriar Country Open floor plan features ten foot ceiling, wood floors, fireplaces with exquisite mantels, gourmet D SOL public & private doors, partially exposed Lafayette Square. Some features include a wonderful Club area overlooking a Bird Santuary Park. chef's kitchen, breakfast bar. Jacuzzi tub and walk in kitchen. gourmet kitchen, 2 master suites, original woodwork, brick walls & 3 10 ft windows . Limitless new wooden windows, wood, marble and tile floors Great 4 bedroom 3.5 bath Kirkwood home closet in master. Located next to Niche, Sidney Street upgrades including indoor secured parking. throughout and off-street parking. Cafe and other attractions. Large entertainment space. being sold as-is. on rooftop deck. Property taxes are abated. 2347 PARK $264,500 1229 ALLEN MKT LN. $259,900 4128 SHENANDOAH $223,500 1151S. KINGSHIGHWAY $215,000 4162 CLEVELAND $200,000 Elegant renovated townhome in a secluded private Multiple building property which contains Lovely 2 story brick home in Shaw near Tower Commercial building with parking lot near Great unpainted woodwork in this 4 Forest Park. Property would be ideal location bedroom plus home with 2.5 baths! Master sanctuary. Great layout with an entry foyer, formal 3 separate living spaces. Main building is 3 Grove Park and The Gardens. This spacious for medical or professional service offices. bedroom suite is huge with a bay window living and dining, eat in kitchen, spacious deck, bedrooms with an amazing master suite. Call Scott 3 bedroom 2 bath home is updated and ready and walk-in closet! Clean, spacious, lovely family room, 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 premium baths for a new owner. Great layout perfect for Great location. Sale can be combined with Maddux at (314) 369-3786 for more information. neighboring property for 20,860 SF of land. home with an oversized private yard and and a 2 car garage entertaining with a family room in the rear. great deck. 1212 SHENANDOAH AVE. $189,000 2348 RUTGER STREET 4233 FLAD $185,000 805 RUSSELL $175,000 4462 OAKLAND AVE. $175,000 Terrific townhouse style, 2-family in the heart Great renovated brick Victorian 3-family in Historic Shaw home just 1/2 block from the This is two fully renovated townhomes. The front 3 BR townhome w/hardwoods throughout the first floor, open premium kitchen w/new, stainless Lafayette Square all with 2-bedroom units! All Missouri Botanical Garden. Large family 4 bedroom D SOL of Soulard. Each unit has been remodeled w/ unit is two stories with bamboo floors premium steel LG appliances. 2nd floor has the master suite apartments have well thought-out floor plans 2 bath brick beauty with a spacious landscaped w/walk-in closet & private full. 2 blocks from carpet, fresh paint, updated kitchens & bath. double lot. All systems updated, newer roof, new kitchen and open space with an upstairs bedroom and come with all the appliances including and bath. The main home has a private yard, 1st and Forest Park & around the corner from the Grove and Well appointed w/exposed brick, stained glass. bathroom, replacement windows, refinished wood its wonderful restaurants & nightlife. washer and dryer in every unit! floors and much more. 3rd floor bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1st floor laundry. 244 HILL $169,900 2315 RUTGER $157,000 2016 JAMES $150,000 9910 PARKWAY DR. $150,000 2216 HICKORY $149,000 Charming farmhouse on 1.66 acres in close in 20+ year old townhome in Historic Lafayette Sq. Charming Renovated Benton park home with This sprawling ranch is located on a hill Charming attached wall townhouse in Newly renovated & upgraded. Oak flrs, gas fireplace, two spacious bedrooms and two full baths! overlooking the Mississippi River. Great Lafayette Square with true Victorian facade and location. Hinged shutters, pine floors, huge new windows give a stunning view of the new carpet & paint throughout, gorgeous new baths Hardwood floors, spacious premium kitchen, Mighty Miss. New kitchen, updated baths, spacious front porch that overlooks a delightful addition and fresh modern decor combine to w/granite vanity & new ceramic tile work, oversized make a one of a kind home 3 bedroom 2 bath 2nd floor master suite and a large private yard and new bamboo floors complete this 3 courtyard. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, fireplace, 1 car basement garage, deck w/ arch view! are only part of the package. bedroom 2.5 bath home. garage parking. home. Sharp and Adorable!!! 1153 GLENSIDE $134,900 5432 DELOR ST. $130,000 3235 PULASKI $129,900 7344 DARTMOUTH AVE. $127,900 5235 PATTISON AVE. $101,000 Great 3 bedroom brick ranch home in Historic brick and stone gingerbread with hardwood Remodeled 3 BR, 2 bath home, converted Charming 3 bedroom condo in University Great starter home with hardwood floors in the University City. Updated kitchen, spacious floors in the living/dining and 1st floor bedrooms. 1 to single family. Hardwood floors on City with garage parking, hardwood floors, living, dining and both bedrooms. Great thermal 20x12 living room, offstreet parking, large car garage with additional off-street parking. Lots of 1st, granite countertops in kitchen, deck separate living and dining rooms, upgraded windows, extra storage with a full basement, fenced yard and an unfinished basement stained glass, period light fixtures and copper gutters. off master bedroom, off-street parking. kitchens and baths. Great unit being offered at fenced private yard with a tool shed. Charming combine to make a great starter home. 2 bedrooms on 1st floor and 2 bedrooms on 2nd. Call Scott Maddux (314) 369-3786. a special price. ranch on a quiet street. Great home being sold in as-is condition. McAVOY REALTY • WE'RE STILL SELLING HOUSES!!!