Preserving Pevely

Brad Choat

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –A local businessman is leading the charge to save the old Pevely Dairy building in midtown St. Louis.

Randy Vines of STL Style is hopeful St. Louis University will reconsider its plan to tear down the historic structure and its iconic large Pevely sign, “It’s a prominent feature of the midtown and south St. Louis skyline. We’d love to see those letters glowing again as a way to honor the past and still look forward to new life in the future.”

St. Louis University wants to demolish the three buildings on the old Pevely property to make way for new medical buildings. Vines suggests an alternative, “The Pevely building is certainly ripe for re-development, with the use of historic and federal tax credits. It could be very cost-effective to rehab and re-use the building for new uses.”

Vines says preservationists intend to gather at the site at three Saturday afternoon for a rally.

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  • Hollie

    The sign is deserves to be preserved, it has such character andaid a beautiful addition to the skyline along Grand.

  • Suzanne

    Many blacks do not wish the Peverly Building saved since they recall the indignity visited on them when they could only watch white children excitedly enter the building. No blacks were served there for many years. Seeing the Peverly name brings a bitter taste to the mouth.

  • Ed Golterman

    You preserve fruit in cans. Not about preserving anything or saving anything. It is about successfully arguing your use over another’s use or misuse, or proving scull duggery, or both. . You guys and gals need a seminar or workshop.

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