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Bye-bye Shrewsbury gasometers

Two years ago there were four Laclede Gas gasometers left in St. Louis. I was saddened to see the gasometer in Forest Park Southeast torn down a couple years back, but at least there was still one of these monstrosities in North City near Goodfellow and two more next to I-44 in Shrewsbury. Until now.

It seems that the two Shrewsbury gasometers will now meet the same fate as the FPSE. There is no doubt that the current structures are ugly with being untended for so many years, but I have found them memorable since before my elementary school days when I used to attend St. Michael’s down the street from the structures. Hopefully something more than grass will find a home on these newly vacated lots. And maybe, just maybe, the Goodfellow gasometer will be able to hold out and avoid the fate of it’s brothers.

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Matt Kastner

Matt Kastner is an Investment Real Estate Consultant at St. Louis Real Estate Society in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also develops properties on the side through Threshold Properties. When he isn’t representing investors in the purchase or sale of multifamily properties, rehabs, foreclosures and other income producing properties, he is often taking on rehab projects himself. He lives in South St. Louis and has been in the real estate business since 2004.

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2 thoughts on “Bye-bye Shrewsbury gasometers”

  • Brian S.

    January 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    The eastern one is completely gone, and only the base of the western one remains.

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    • Matt Kastner

      January 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm

      I was wondering why they were taking their sweet time. Alas, the end is nigh. But as long as the Goodfellow one is intact these things are still an endangered species. Maybe they won’t become extinct.

      Reply

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