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Date of Meeting:
May 20, 2009
Time of Meeting:
Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood Ave.
Joe Grasso (Chair)
Mimi Shipp (Vice Chair)
Heidi Styrk (Recording Secretary)
ARB Chairperson (E)
P & Z Chairperson (E)
Debi Salberg, Council Member (E)
Mike Harney, Building Commissioner (E)
of Minutes: Motions were made to approve March and April minutes with
changes (see motions for changes)
Spring Ave: Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish:
Public Hearing at June 17th
The building is over 100 years old
Excerpt taken from Historic Walking Tour “ A New Century In Old
Orchard”, p. 15:
“Samuel H. Jones
House (1889, Victorian Vernacular farmhouse)
Justin Joy built
this Queen Anne Vernacular house fishscale shingles and a sunburst in the
gable for Samuel Jones in 1889. Jones was a clerk with the H. T.
Simon-Gregory Dry Goods Company. This is the third of three house built by
Edward and Justin Joy when they first established their new suburban
development. The three houses were originally right next door to each other
on larger lots; later subdivision of these lots resulted in the houses now in
Owners were asked to request a building inspection from the
city of Webster Groves and a Property maintenance Inspection
S. Gore: Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish garage
at June 17th Meeting
ITEMS DISCUSSED (continued)
Letter to Mayor and Council: HPC drafted and finalized a letter to the
mayor and council relating specific and future concerns regarding
Certificates of Appropriateness for nominated properties. Motion made to
approve the draft.
of Webster Audio Walk:
Web site: Webster Walk #1 has been uploaded to web site
Marketing: Suggestion was made that it would be helpful and
more user friendly to have a photo of home when listening
Sample sign was brought in for display and commission expressed
concerns about how large the scale was. New signs are approximately 3”
higher (taller) than older signs. Members expressed concern regarding the
length for the longer street names. M. Harney said that all the new street
signs in Webster were gradually being remade at the larger height. The HPC
agreed to keep historic district brown signs consistent with the rest of the
Topic discussed about having “Historic District” as an addition
to new signs
Discussion regarding use of the cupola within a circle design
displayed on the historic walk brochures as a decorative icon bolted to pole
under historic district signs.
--“ Webster Groves”
in semicircle over the cupola
and “Historic District”
in semicircle under the
(design to show idea only)
May is Preservation Month: Correlate Press Release of Historic
for historic preservation tax credit program HB191:
reviewed hard copy of email sent by Deb Sheals/ Missouri Preservation Public
Policy Committee (contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org)
W. Cedar Ave.
Web Page update: D. Alexander said that an individual had already photographed
all homes in the Central Webster Walk that could be made available for web
page. The individual did it as an independent project for the purpose of
having homes on visual record at the public library.
of potential designations: A. Landmarks B. Districts
G. Falk said that he
would begin process of substantiating qualities for historic designation for
the Weyrich house
taping of Public Hearings: Commission discussed the need to tape public
hearings so that transcripts could be obtained if necessary and more details of
hearing would be available.
would like to schedule a meeting with topics regarding legal questions.
NEXT MEETING: June 17, 2009
ITEM DISCUSSED: #1
MOTION: Motion was made to approve March 18, 2009 Minutes and
April 15, 2009 with changes made to the following:
March 18, 2009: Ongoing Topics #5. Changes to
read: 428 California Ave. Circa 1820 (changed from 1920), but not the oldest
Webster home as rumored. Oldest Home is 655 N. Forrest, circa 1810 (changed
April 15, 2009: Items Discussed #2.
Changes to read: Eric Schmitt
ITEM DISCUSSED: #4
MOTION: Motion was made to approve the letter drafted and
finalized by the HPC regarding the background history and issues surrounding
the property at 109 Cedar to be sent to the Mayor and Council Members.
MOTION: Motion was made to adjourn meeting at 8:40 pm