Shepard School Renovation in Marine Villa

This $4.3M project was was a clear win for St. Louis preservation, another beautiful Ittner school building was sold by SLPS to a developer who is turning this into 55 market rate apartments. The sale price was $680,000 back in 2016. A win-win for SLPS and the developer.

Per the SLPS website:

“This W.B. Ittner-designed historic building -- located in the Cherokee Street District, just west of the Lemp Brewery -- is ideal for mixed, residential or commercial reuses. It was named for Elihu Shepard (1795-1876), founder of the Missouri Historical Society.”

The school, built in 1906, is at 3450 Wisconsin just off Cherokee Street in the shadow of the Lemp Brewery.

A gorgeous setting, I am thrilled upon visiting the site today and finding it under construction!

The homes across the street from Shepard School are classic beauties of varied styles. I am blown away by Marine Villa every time I visit. It is a prime example of the beauty that our city offers.

 Marine Villa homes along Wisconsin Ave.

Marine Villa homes along Wisconsin Ave.

The details on this Ittner work of art are stunning and seeing the tall, new windows is a joy. The views of Lemp are unmatched. What a perfect place to live.

It seems like every year we take a look back at the development happening around town, there is a school renovation on the list. Last year, the fantastic news of Clark School being renovated was on our list. I’m happy to report that I contacted the developer and confirmed that renovation is well underway with apartments hitting the market in early 2019.

With Shepard School apartments, it will be a joy to have more people calling Marine Villa home. What a major preservation win for St. Louis. Yay!