Next NGA West: A History of St. Louis Place

NGA West moves forward as the neighborhood looks back at the history of St. Louis Place. Long-time residents discuss their community through the years.

Soldan-Blewett High School in the 1940's

Soldan Blewett High School- 1940's Photograph


In 2016, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) announced plans for construction of a new facility in north St. Louis City. This project impacted the area bounded by Cass Avenue (south), Jefferson Avenue/Parnell Street (west), Montgomery Street (north) and North 22nd Street (east). The project resulted in adverse impacts to properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places – St. Louis Place Historic District and Buster Brown Blue Ribbon Shoe Factory. As a result, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 required that the neighborhood receive further study and documentation. Read More...

Related Resources

The Programmatic Agreement
Programmatic Agreement between the City of St. Louis, NGA, State Historic Preservation Office and Other Consulting Parties

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