A circa 1928 apartment building located at 4011 Delmar in the city’s Vandeventer neighborhood has been rehabbed at a cost of approximately $6 million into 68 affordable apartments for formerly homeless veterans. The developer is the Vecino Group of Springfield, Mo. The development’s name is Freedom Place.
According to city records, the building has been vacant since at least 2002. A plan to convert the building into condominiums in the mid-2000s fizzled out, and the building sat empty and continued to decay. The five-story building is uniquely large for its host block of mostly single family homes and (now) vacant lots. It was constructed one year after a devastating tornado tore through St. Louis’s densely populated Central Corridor. Many builders at the time anticipated that demand for then-cleared lots would be significantly increased and so the builder of 4011 Delmar built much more densely than before.
Below is a recent photograph of the now-restored building:
And here is a shot (from a different angle) of the building in its previously vacant state: