Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Book Depicts the Degradation of St. Louis' Built Environment

Photographer and writer Amy Fontinelle of Seeing St. Louis has published Disappearing St. Louis, a new book that portrays the extremely fragile condition of abandoned historic buildings in St. Louis neighborhoods including Old North St. Louis, Vandeventer, Fountain Park, Academy, JeffVanderLou, and Hyde Park. With a similar mindset of this site, Amy has produced the book to bring greater awareness to the plight of these irreplaceable architectural treasures and their surrounding neighborhoods. Amy is donating all profits from the sale of the book to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, which in recent years along with dedicated residents has taken the leading role in re-building in re-building the tattered neighborhood.

The book is available here via Seeing St. Louis, and may also be purchased at the 5th annual Rock N Roll Craft Show which will take place Friday through Sunday this weekend at Third Degree Glass, just east of Union on Delmar... a perfect way to start your holiday shopping after recovering from turkey and pecan pie coma on Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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