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Date: June 18, 2014
Time: Regular Meeting, 7:30 pm
Location: Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood
Norma Bolin (A)
Council Member (E)
Building Commissioner (E)
1. Approval of
Meeting Minutes ? May 21, 2014:
May meeting minutes were forwarded to
Mike Harney, but he was not in attendance.
2. Tuxedo Park
McBride indicated that she examined the plats for Tuxedo Park at City Hall.
Tuxedo Park extends from Layfayette to Yeatman and from Newport to Marshall and
is comprised of twenty-some blocks. This is too large of an area to complete
timely research for a historic district. Elyse will attempt to review fire
insurance maps to determine how the subdivision developed.
June 14, 2014 meeting:
Todd Meyer attended the WGHS meeting
held on June 14th. He indicated to them that the HPC would like to
include a list of century homes on the City website. However a list of Century
Homes is not readily accessible. The HPC would like to include a link to the
WGHS information on the procedure for obtaining a century plaque on the City
website, as well. Todd indicated that the WGHS has a new archivist.
city would also like to aid in the scanning of information and documents held
by the WGHS to make them available to the public. The development of a task
force to include the HPC, WGHS and Library to determine a process for making
the materials held by the WGHS accessible was suggested. Jennifer Grotpeter
will look into pricing for scanning and the possibility of a donation of
scanning, or if a volunteer could be utilized. It was also suggested that
monies for this project could be raised through a crowd sourcing application
such as Kickstarter. Prior to the next meeting Ryan Gregg will attempt to
visit the WGHS to see what items are included in their collections.
4. WU/HPC Lecture
dates each for the Fall and Spring lectures were presented, all Wednesdays.
The fall dates are October 15th or 29th, and the spring
dates are February 25th or March 4th. It was decided
that October 29th and February 25th were best. The
lectures will take place in Moore Auditorium with a reception to follow. The
fall lecture will be by Esley Hamilton on the importance of Historic
Preservation. The spring lecture will be by Jeffery Howe on the context of
late 19th century architecture. Claudia Hartman will check on
possible conflicts with community events.
of the Interior?s Historic Preservation Award 2014:
Todd Meyer presented this as an item
to consider. The nominee must be a member of a State or Local government. The
HPC will discuss nominating Esley Hamilton at the next meeting.
6. Awards of
of Excellence will be presented in November. The HPC has been asked to provide
a judge. The judging will take place one evening in September. Typically
10-15 projects are submitted with photos and descriptions. The projects are
discussed by the judges on a mutually agreed upon date. Ryan Gregg volunteered
to be the HPC representative.
1. 705 Greeley:
A new plan for 705 Greeley has been
submitted to the ARB. An Ordinance concerning in-fill
housing was discussed. If developers are aware of the requirements prior to
purchase, then they cannot use a hardship argument. There needs to be a way
to link new plans to demolition permits. This once again ties into the need
for landmark or district designation to protect historic homes. Todd Meyer
will forward the Savannah, GA historic preservation ordinance to Mike Harney. An
article on the landmark process and its benefits in the local paper or the
Community Connection may help to educate the community.
The next HPC meeting
will be held July 16, 2014.
moved that the meeting be adjourned and Lanna Skadden seconded. The meeting