Landmarks 2012 Most Enhanced Award
Since 1988, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has issued an annual list of America’s Eleven Most Endangered Places, in an effort to save the country’s most at-risk historic sites. St. Louis’ own Landmarks Association adapted the Trust’s program in 1992, and has since complied a similar yearly list of sites in the St. Louis area that deserve special treatment and attention.
In 1996, Landmarks began holding an annual recognition ceremony to honor those sites most improved by workers – the Most Enhanced Places. The event is a "hat’s off" to the city’s history and rehabbers who have worked to retain it.
Last year’s winners included 2608-10 Cherokee Street, Magnolia Place Condominiums, Hotel Ignacio and The Park Pacific. This year, 10 sites and the rehabilitators who gave them new life will be honored.
The event will be from 6-9 p.m., May 24 at the World Chess Hall of Fame, a historic site in itself, at 4652 Maryland Ave. Admission -- $25 -- includes drinks and appetizers. RSVP at 314-421-6474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.