Vacant, Condemned Soulard Building to See Some Rehab Work? (1041 Shenandoah)

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Another vacant and condemned Soulard building may soon be rehabbed. A $60,000 building permit has been issued to the owners of 1041 Shenandoah for interior and exterior alterations. This permit comes in the same week that another one of Soulard’s most visibly decayed structures also saw a rehab permit issued–1212-14 Lynch.

Below is a Google Streetview capture of 1041 Shenandoah:

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The $60,000 permit may not be enough money to fully restore this worn building, but it should be enough at least to stabilize the building and re-sell it.

Since the early 1970s a large number of Soulard structures have been rehabbed, leaving very few visibly vacant and decaying buildings where once there were many. If 1041 Shenandoah and 1212-14 Lynch see full rehabs, that will leave the partially collapsed building at 1925-27 S. 10th Street as the neighborhood’s “neediest case” for rehabilitation.

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  • Mike F

    Yeah, 60K will just about deal with the brick spalling, and other issues. Strange, really, this is a really nice structure, and has a lot of character: the brick dormers, the insets, the corbeling and fluer-di-lis details, etc., on the cornice, the arched entryway, so it’s odd that it hasn’t been given a good rehab/resto.

    • Nathan Bookhout

      It looks like there maybe more wrong than issues with the brick. The left side of the structure looks to be two inches lower than the rest of the building with the cracking running up to the bottom of the second story window. Only a telltale sign but there is a pile of brick along the side of the house and in my experience when you see that the back of the house may be completely gone. Because brick thieves are cool like that.

      • Mike F

        Though there is indeed a crack below the left window (above the entrance arch), much of what you see is likely an artifact of the Google street view. And the brick pile on the side is probably just spalling debris. Soulard, as of yet anyway, has not experienced any major brick theft that I am aware of *crosses fingers*. I’ll have to check this one out when I go to the Market this Saturday.

        I admit, this is a really weird hobby of mine.

        • Nathan Bookhout

          You know, I was thinking about it as I drove home, and can’t think of why I would think of brick theft here. I lived about five blocks from there and probably walked right passed this place a half dozen times. I’m gonna blame that darned brick documentary. Your hobby isn’t weird at all, I can’t wait to move back so I can indulge in it again myself 😀

        • Nathan Bookhout

          I thought about that on the way home. I’ve probably walked last this place half a dozen times when I lived in Soulard. I have the same hobby, not weird at all… Unless we’re both weird 😀

        • Adam

          It’s definitely a Google artifact as the sill (is that the correct term?) below the window is sheared in half.