A St. Clair County judge has denied a request by the owner of a historic but deteriorating East St. Louis building for a temporary restraining order seeking to halt its demolition.
The owner of a historic East St. Louis building that’s fallen into disrepair has filed a temporary restraining order seeking to halt the property’s demolition by the city.
“The community is a good community. It was a bad situation.”
Crews used explosives to bring down the 53-year-old bridge.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is making plans for a bridge demolition in Madison County.
The building was built before the Civil War, but developers want to tear it down and build storage lockers in its place.
With the issuance of a demolition permit pending, St. Louis Mayor Slay says if there’s a developer out there — “this is the last moment.”
It’s prominent spot it occupies along South Kingshighway will become just another empty lot, with no immediate plans for development.
St. Louis University wants to put up a new building on the site.
The owner of the building could still apply for an emergency demolition permit, but preservationists hope that doesn’t happen.