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Date: July 16, 2014
Time: Regular Meeting, 7:30 pm
Location: Webster Groves City Hall, 4 E. Lockwood
Norma Bolin (A)
Council Member (E)
Mike Harney, Building
1. 119 E. Rose
Ave. ? Demolition of Century Home:
Photos of the house in question were
distributed to the members. Dave Huchzermeier of Caliber Construction is the owner
of the home and was in attendance at the meeting. For the past several years
he has rented it. It was one of the first homes in the area, built in 1913.
Asbestos has been removed, but the house leaks and nothing is salvageable. The
final ARB review of the proposed plan is scheduled for July 17, 2014. The
proposed home is a 2600 2-story with a wrap-around porch.
2. Approval of
There are corrections to the May
meeting minutes: In item 2, Penny should be Denny, and Gary should be Jerry.
Ryan Gregg moved that the meeting minutes be approved as amended and Bill
Stancil seconded. The minutes were approved as amended.
The phrase ?Prior to the next meeting?
is to be deleted from item 3. Ryan Gregg moved that the minutes be approved as
amended, and Bill Stancil seconded. The meeting minutes were approved as
of the Interior?s Historic Preservation Award 2014:
The HPC discussed nominating Esley
Hamilton for this award. The application is due on September 1, 2014. Norma
Bolin will contact Esley and work on completing the application for his
nomination. When she has completed it, she will forward it to Mike Harney.
have been made for the Fall and Spring lectures; these dates are October 29th
and February 25th. The lectures will take place in Moore
Auditorium, from 6 to 7 pm, with a reception to follow from 7 to 8 pm. 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. Invitations will be sent within the
month to these speakers. Publicity for the program will take the form of a
notice in the paper, flyers to be posted at the Library, Webster University and
the WG Rec Center. The flyer will also be distributed to local real estate
offices. Anne Tolen will see about getting an announcement in the Community
Connection. The possibility of using the Planning and Zoning e-newsletter list
or the Parks & Rec email list was discussed. Mike Harney will check with Claudia
Hartman about possible conflicts with community events.
The HPC has an interest in the
scanning of information and documents held by the WGHS to make them available
to the public. Jennifer Grotpeter spoke with Ricky McGuire of Optitech, who
was enthusiastic about the project. SLAM and the Missouri Historical Society
have used them in the past. The HPC will require digital copies only. It is
unknown at this point the amount of materials held by the WGHS. The scanning
could be done piecemeal and paid through grants or a crowd sourcing application
such as Kickstarter utilized by the WGHS. It remains to be seen if the WGHS
will allow this to happen. An older database will be emailed to Ryan Gregg,
and he will forward the email to Mike Harney when received for distribution to
HPC members. Prior to the next meeting, Jennifer will contact the Missouri
Historical Society to see how they utilized Optitech, Ryan Gregg will visit the
WGHS to see what items are included in their collections, and Todd Meyer will
research possible grants from the Department of Natural Resources.
6. Tuxedo Park
McBride indicated that she has not examined the Sanborn maps for Tuxedo Park,
but will do that prior to the next meeting. Jennifer Grotpeter volunteered to
help. Due to the large number of houses in the Tuxedo Park subdivision, it is
advisable to only consider a portion for a possible historical district.
Consulting Sanborn maps and other information will provide a sense of how the
subdivision developed. It was also discussed as to whether this district
should be on the local, state or national register. To provide local
protection the historic district does not need to be designated a state or
national district, but would need to meet the HP ordinance criteria. If this
was the case, homes in the district would not qualify for tax credits. Homes
in the district would need to obtain a certificate of appropriateness for
demolition as specified in the HP ordinance and would make the process of
replacing older homes with newer more difficult. A denial of a certificate of
appropriateness can be appealed to City Council. A list of 100 year homes in
Tuxedo Park would be helpful in the nomination process.
1. 705 Greeley:
The revised plan for 705 Greeley has
been passed by the ARB. Neighbors have stated that they are not aware of the
process for obtaining a Century Plaque or how to have one?s house designated as
a local historic Landmark.
2. In-fill Housing
Tolan indicated that an Ordinance concerning in-fill housing is being
considered by City Council. She will email the members as to the date when
this will be discussed.
Some in the church are not in favor of
having the church designated a Landmark. There may be plans to alter the
western section of the building, which is the oldest portion of the building.
Information is needed from Bridget Keitel, who is in contact with the church
The next HPC meeting
will be held August 20, 2014.
Ryan Gregg moved
that the meeting be adjourned and Bill Stancil seconded. The meeting was adjourned.