Wednesday night, the Landmarks Association of St. Louis presented Cornerstone (and several others) with “Most Enhanced” awards for rehab projects of significance in St. Louis in the past year.
Turns out the architect of our humble brick two-family, now three-family, was a somebody: Harry Clymer, one of the foremost architects of St. Louis in his time. The house was built in 1909!
Our project, which used the sweat equity of many volunteers and cash from a variety of donors, was pretty different from the others getting the award. We were thrilled that a key volunteer and member of our Building Committee for the duration of the project, Jeff Lutjens, was able to accept the award for us, and was present along with others who spent many Saturdays working on it.
Check it out! Ours is the one listed in the 5900 block of Etzel. http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2013/05/16/landmarks-association-unveils-most-enhanced-awards-for-2013/#photo-291142
A team including members of Grace and Peace Fellowship and others got plenty accomplished at a workday this past Saturday. Several of us worked on the new Cornerstone project, clearing out junk and debris from the two-family building purchased six months ago. Cornerstone is gathering funds to be able to rehab it into three apartments, two suitable for residents from the Grace and Peace Winter Shelter.
Groups finished the work of chopping and chipping a big old tree that fell down last year, and tidied the landscaping on Etzel Street.
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