City of St. Louis considering bill to save historic buildings

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by Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 5:37 PM

(KMOV.com) – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is considering legislation that would help preserve historic buildings.

Supporters said the Cupples 7 building, which was torn down in July, could have been saved under this proposal. The city pad $482,000 to demolish it. The current bill under consideration will allow the city to compile a list of buildings and work with owners to save them.

People would also be able to make suggestions to the city about which buildings need to be preserved.

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