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  • Mississippi River Bluff Sale

    Posted on March 21st, 2007 Toby Weiss 6 comments
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    5024 South Broadway
    South St. Louis, MO
    A tiny sign on the lawn above caught my eye. I clamped down on the brakes and a hung a U-ie right there.

    For Sale?!?!?!?!
    Noooooooooooo. Oh, please, nooooooooooooo.

    The story of what’s next door to this home is here. They tore down an original home to make way for condos.
    Patterson’s report from 1 year later, and it’s still an empty lot.


    Almost 4 months later, and as seen above, there’s not even an inkling of a neighbor for 5024 S. Broadway.

    The natural fear is that a similar developer with similar plans will take this property, and plow down the house. Not much effort is being made to promote the sale of this house. Realtor Michael Stretch leaves no real cyber trail. The only on-line reference to it also shows a completely different realtor, and try following through on any of those links. All soft dead ends.

    My feeling that the house was never really on the market rises from an oddity on the city property records website. Punching in 5024 gives only one page of information (that 1509 N. Broadway LLC owns it). All of the other pages are utterly blank. For some reason, all of its data is now unavailable. Just like the house, I’m sure.

    I’d lay you odds the house is coming down, whether there’s a valid reason or not. It’s just coming down.

    …oh, please, let me be wrong on this one.

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    6 Responses to “Mississippi River Bluff Sale”

    1. There are interior photos of it here:

      http://www.cbgundaker.com/search/advanced/detail.jsp?mls_num=708154&type=res

      It looks beautiful. I will hope somebody will buy it to, you know, live in it. Instead of tearing it down.

    2. It is listed for $1.7 million so I doubt anyone would pay that for land. It is my understanding the owner wanted to do weddings and stuff but could not get the necessary permits.

    3. they must really NOT want a developer to get this as Steve pointed out it is listed at 1.7mil. Their taxes were only $1618 last year….hmmmm

    4. From the MLS listing:

      May be the last chance to own an early 1900’s mansion on the Mississippi River bluff in the St.Louis City limit. Just a few minutes south of downtown you’ll find this fabulous architectural beauty on 1+ acres with magnificant river views. Also, ideal for bed and breakfast or potential site for a luxury condo tower development. Many updates have been done to this home without compromising old world charm. Beautiful original wood in-lay flooring and extensive trim work. Six fireplaces and modern kitchen and baths make this an inviting showplace. Basement is patially finished and rough-in for bath on 3rd floor. Income potential from barge mooring rights is included in purchase.

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    6. Home is still available as of 12/25/07 and is now under 1 million. The house comes with mooring rights and has had extensive updates on the river side. House could be cool, but needs some attention. Was used for office retreats.

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