According to a co-worker of mine,

Mid-Century Modern San Luis Building

Mid-Century Modern San Luis Building

“As many of you know the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis (Missouri) is seeking a demolition permit for the San Luis Building on Lindell Ave in the CWE (Central West End.) On Monday June 22, 2009, at 4:00 pm at 1015 Locust, room #1200, the Cultural Resources Office Preservation Board is meeting to review the application for demolition.This is your opportunity to speak out for or against the demolition. Please find a link [below] to both scenarios attached to assist you in making your decision.

http://noparkinglot.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/deville1965.jpg – postcard photo circa 1965

http://vanishingstl.blogspot.com/2009/06/preservation-board-to-consider-san-luis.html – proposed parking lot”

Editor’s Note: The San Luis Building is adjacent to the Archdiocese offices, which makes the property on which it sits very attractive for parking. Understandably, however, there is plenty of parking in the area, this is an urban neighborhood, and the loss of continuity along the street with the addition of a parking lot is not in keeping with the density of the neighborhood. The loss of any building would affect that; the loss of this specific building takes things to another level, as it’s considered a modern building classic.

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