Dwell recommends St. Louis as a place to find modern design!
As part of their Maps series, they provide a Google map of must-visit sites in our Metro St. Louis area, including The Royale, Laumier Sculpture Park, MoModerne and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
Of great interest to us is their inclusion of Ladue Estates, with a shout-out (a.k.a link) to all our Ladue Estates coverage!
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch shows a little love to ModernSTL and a whole lotta love to mid-century design in this article, Refresh With Modern Midcentury Furniture.
They rightly highlight our friends Rocket Century, plus a list of other like-minded places. You’ll want to keep this list handy.
Our educational and advocational effort to spare the Lewis & Clark Branch of the St. Louis County Library from demolition has some legs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (again? thanks you guys!) covers Preservationists Push to Save Library from Wrecking Ball.
Architectural Record picked up their story later the same day, taking it nationwide to an audience of architects who must care about such things with Preservationists Push to Save St. Louis Midcentury Modernist Library From Wrecking Ball.
Finally, St. Louis magazine covered this story in their usual in-depth way with Preservationists Fight to Preserve Lewis And Clark Library in Moline Acres.
As of this writing, the results of all this pushing and fighting have been that the St. Louis County Library Director Charles Pace says he is open to reviewing the plans for the building. At the very least, they may re-use the stained glass for a new building. It is encouraging for Pace to even be considering a re-think of plans made by a New York City firm that is not familiar with the heritage and history of our communities.
Please continue to voice your support for preserving this building by writing to:
St. Louis County Library Director Charles Pace: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley: http://www.stlouisco.