Happy Valentine’s Day to Clemens Mansion – St. Louis, MO

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“History is not a commodity. No individual owns cultural heritage. We have a civic responsibility to uphold and care for the historical lineage of our city. We assert the public claim when an owner is negligent both legally and culturally. McKee’s treatment of the Clemens House insults us all. ”

-Carlie Trosclair
-Michael Allen

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The Clemens mansion once looked like this:

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Then like this:

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It was supposed to look like this:

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But instead it looks like this:

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And this:

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Cupid hit a few buildings in St. Louis’ Gravois Park neighborhood last year, hoping to bring a little love to neglected places. Here’s hoping the Clemens mansion finally gets the love it deserves.

Valentines for Vacant Buildings; Gravois Park Houses Getting Some Love

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  • STLEnginerd

    Is there even a plausible path forward that doesn’t involve demolishing it. McKee owns it and won’t invest in it. What would it take for him to sell it.

    Is there any organization with a chance of taking on this project and seeing the mansion restored. Any public moneys, beyond historic credits, which could be put toward its renovation. Does anyone with money care…?

  • RJ

    As a community we are so stupid for letting these architectural gems just crumble to the ground because of neglect and disinvestment. Please don’t let this piece of our history be lost forever.