Benton Park West Corner Building’s Transformation Nearly Complete (2801 Wyoming)

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A corner mixed-use building located at 2801 Wyoming in the Benton Park West neighborhood has been under a $330,000 rehab into three residential units for the past several months. That rehab is nearing completion.

Below is a recent photograph of the structure:

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And here is a Google Streetview shot showing the “before” (circa July 2011):

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The building is located at the intersection of Wyoming and California, about two blocks north of Cherokee Street.

Click here for a map of the area.

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  • FourCorners

    Incredible….I grew up just a few houses from it back when it was JR’s tavern in the 70’s. I believe it had been vacant since the early 80’s. It was one of four taverns on each corner and the intersection was appropriately known as “four corners”. Lots of bar fights that turned into street fights back then. The “bloody 3rd” district cops would often come to restore order (billy clubs at the ready). I believe it was shut down on more than one occasion for illegal gambling machines. There also was a barber shop in one of the rear store fronts. The transformation is amazing.

  • Mike F

    This one comes under the “*wipes brow* that was a close one” column. I remember riding back from Soulard Market one day (2012?) and noticed that bricks at the back corner near the foundation (California side) were either beginning to fall of their own, or someone was beginning to steal the bricks. For the latter, the tell-tale signs were there: chip away at the bricks near the foundation, usually near a corner, and let gravity do the rest.

    I would have preferred to see reproduction slate (a vulcanized rubber product) used instead of the asphalt shingles. However, it doesn’t detract too terribly from the finished product.