The Northside Workshop at 1306 St. Louis Avenue in Old North St. Louis has been rehabbed at a cost of $150,000.
From to its Facebook page, the Northside Workshop’s mission and description are below:
NorthSide Workshop (NSWS) is a non-profit art space dedicated to addressing cultural and community issues in North Saint Louis. Our programming focuses on incorporating socially engaged art and education with the goal of fostering social progress in North Saint Louis communities.
In collaboration with the Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group and the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Juan William Chavez successful staged an intervention and helped saved a historic North Saint Louis brick building in danger of being destroyed and transformed it into a community art space.
Below is a before-and-after photograph (credit: Juan William Chavez) showing the substantial rehab work. More construction photographs are available on the Northside Workshop’s Facebook page.