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Ted Wight is a Broker- Salesperson with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty email@example.com 314-607-5555
My blog does have readers! I have been getting a nice response from Bernoudy/ architecture/ MCM enthusiast who want to make sure that this treasure is not lost. Everyone is just in love with the small home. There is real danger of the property being purchased just for the valuable Ladue lot. See my previous post HERE. There are some serious parties, though there is no resting until "they put their money where their mouth is!"
Read more HERE. This is one of my favorite buildings in St. Louis. How could they consider tearing it down! I have to admit that I have been in that Drive-thru a few times in the wee morning also.....just not recently.
The former Phillips 66 at Council Plaza. Photograph by Toby Weiss, 2001
I was sad to drive down Clayton Road the other day and see the demolition trucks tearing down the Lake Forest Pastry Shop building. It is not often that Ladue News is quoted, though it says that the building is being replaced with a nail salon. I hope the sign found a nice home.
This Saturday before you start your plans with your loved-one, come to the CWE and show your support for an endangered Mid-century building. Remember...once building like these are gone... it is forever. With the proper vision and design, this building could be the coolest boutique hotel in St. Louis.
Here is a link to a website that has been focused on the San Luis.
Here are some pics of The Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip in LA. Once a shabby mid-century eyesore....now it is one of the hippest hotels in the area. All the San Luis needs is someone with the right vision for the mid-century building.
As I previously mentioned in a post the De Ville Motor Hotel (San Luis Apartments) on Lindell is due to be torn down by the Archdiocese of St. Louis and turned into a parking lot. With the right eye...this building could be an amazing, hip boutique hotel along the lines of The Standard or Mondrian in LA. See below for a statement from the Landmark's Association. Thank you to EcoAbsence BLOG where I stole this item.
former Hotel De Ville (San Luis Apartments). Landmarks' photo
The Board of Directors of Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc. urges retention and rehabilitation of the former De Ville Motor Hotel at 4483 Lindell Boulevard. Designed by Colbert, Lowery, Hess & Boudreaux of New Orleans and completed in 1963, the building is a strong example of mid-century modern architecture. Through curvilinear forms and differentiation of wall materials, the hotel possesses a striking geometric presence. With covered parking placed in the rear away from Lindell Boulevard, the Hotel DeVille promotes the pedestrian-friendly quality of the Lindell streetscape.
Additionally, the building is a complementary member of a collection of modern buildings around the intersection of Lindell and Taylor, including Lindell Terrace to the west, the Archdiocesan Chancery to the east and the Optimists' Club building to the south. Most recently the San Luis Apartments, the building maintains the street wall on Lindell, enhancing the context of the Cathedral. Loss of the building for a surface parking lot would dramatically demean this context. Thus, the Board emphatically opposes the creation of a surface parking lot on Lindell Boulevard in the Central West End Historic District.
I understand that the lovely, mid-century Clayton Forsyth Building is targeted to be torn down in the next couple years. It will be replaced with a retail and condo complex. I have always admired this building that echos the curve in Forsyth. It is too bad that St. Louis continues to tear down its mid-century architecture.
Check out the story hereconcerning the plans for the Archdiocese of St. Louis to tear down the San Luis Apartments on Lindell. This building has/had tons of potential to become a very hip boutique hotel along the lines of The Standard and the Mondrian in LA. The hallways are all exposed on one side to the outside of the building with just a glass wall. Imagine if you had colored lights in the hallway that cast a blue light out. So many options...too bad the building is going to become a parking lot???? right on Lindell????