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.


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...

Soldan Blewett High School- 1940's Photograph

Soldan-Blewett High School in the 1940's

Related Resources

Archaeological Final Report NGA West Tract
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency final report of building remains and artifact collection - 3 parts

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

NGA Archeological Report
This report covers artifacts recovered at the NGA West site.

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