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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