Nominations for Landmarks Most Enhanced Awards Now Open

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If you know of any outstanding historic rehabilitation projects that have been completed in the St. Louis area over the past year, please consider nominating them for a 2017 Most Enhanced Award! For 21 years, Landmarks Association has used the Most Enhanced Awards to recognize excellence in the restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of St. Louis’ architectural heritage.

Award winners are selected based on the difficulty of the project, the capacity of the project to have a transformational effect on its surrounding area, the historical or architectural significance of the building, and on the project’s power to inspire. They are also selected with an eye toward a diversity of building types and development entities. Even if you are not in a position to nominate a building yourself, we would love to hear your suggestions. And, if you think that your own project is worthy of consideration, don’t be shy!

This year’s award ceremony will be held on May 25 at the home of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation aka “.Zack”  

You can download a copy of the Most Enhanced Awards nomination form here: MS Word / PDF.  All nominations must be received by Friday, May 5 to be considered.

For more information, or for a copy of the nomination as a WORD file, please email Andrew Weil [email protected]

More than a decade of Most Enhanced award-winners can be seen on the Landmarks Association of St. Louis website. Several of last year’s Most Enhanced include the following:

Howard’s in Soulard:

3537 S. Kingshighway:

2924 McNair:

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  • mhof1313

    Looking back on the most endangered buildings lists (website goes back to 2006), it would be quite interesting to get updates, to see if the buildings are still endangered, have been saved, or have been demolished.

  • Wobbuffet

    The Sauce on the Side building in the Grove is eligible this year, correct?

    That’s gotta be a front runner. I biked past that construction site a lot, and I was very confused to see the building seemingly being methodically demolished. Then, they put it all back together, and the results are great.

  • miguel2586

    2924 McNair needs to be on every preservation website across the country. No building is a lost cause!!!

  • Dahmen Piotraschke

    I live right behind the new lofts on S. Kingshighway..and I heard the price of rent.($1200/mo.).and with the direct noise off Kings highway and AutoZone, its a rip off ..just because they are new and schwanky..Now I see the tenants walking up and down the side street smoking ciggs..since it is not allowed and they are thinking WTF did I do.

    • Riggle

      I guess you must be thinking the same thing considering you also choose to live there

    • Alex Ihnen

      Quite the transformation though, eh? Are you happy to see the building looking better?

    • PD

      How does an Autozone create a ton of noise? They dont actually repair cars, they just sell parts. Also its got a football field of space between the two buildings.

    • Douglis Beck

      Regardless of any of that, they remain some of Garcia’s most popular units. the smoking ban is not unusual.

  • STLEnginerd

    Seems like the arcade should be on the list. I think having categories would be nice so small projects do t get over shadowed by the big ones.

    • Alex Ihnen

      Arcade won a most-enhanced last year.

  • John

    Pictures speak a thousand words…great examples of enhanced properties!