Save The Pevely Building Rally

Brad Choat

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Several dozen people gathered on the sidewalk outside the front of old Pevely Dairy plant in midtown St. Louis on Saturday, hoping to rally the public against St. Louis University tearing down the structure to make way for a medical building.

“There are several other areas, including the land SLU owns across the street to the north and other areas of vacant land to the south that they own where they could build their medical office building and wouldn’t have to tear down this building,” said protestor Paul Homan.

Homan stood alongside Patricia Crawford, who also held up a protest sign and shared ideas for the Pevely building’s future, “There’s a lot of homeless people in the community. Why can’t this building be renovated for them? What about the veterans? They need help, too. Why tear this building down?”

The group Pevely Preservation Coalition sponsored the rally. It has a Facebook page dedicated to the “Save Pevely” movement.

Up next is a November 28th city preservation board hearing, where a vote could be taken on SLU’s request for a demolition permit.

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  • Ed Golterman

    Save cannot be the goal. You don’t understand.

  • Robert Todd

    Saving it would be great but. . . , Do we know if the building is in good, or safe condition? What are the costs to keep it and renovate it? For a place to house the elderly, we are looking at many more considerable costs to bring it up to code than just to use it for classrooms, or medical school use. The individual living area costs for each older American to have plumbing in each unit, additional costs to re-wire and bring to code the seperate living areas electrical for EACH residence, the windows, the alarm systems for each individual residents apartment… to convert this historic bldg to an apartment/residential living area may be several times more the cost than just making it a medical school facility… I would love to see it saved and converted to a livnig residence, but at what costs?

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