WJL Companies Honored at 20th Annual Most Enhanced Awards

We are thrilled to announce that we were honored at the 20th Annual Most Enhanced Awards presented by the Landmarks Association of Saint Louis! These awards recognize some of the city's most unique and challenging historic rehab projects of the year - such as our very own 2900 Cherokee, a commercial/residential building that is happily occupied today.

Click here to read the full Landmark Association of Saint Louis' article about the 20th Annual Most Enhanced Awards and to view the other honorees. An excerpt from this article regarding our work restoring 2900 Cherokee Street is featured below:

"When construction began, portions of the east wall were bowing out more than 30 inches above a public sidewalk-a condition that if left unchecked for much longer could have led to an emergency demolition. In addition, the entire south wall had to be reconstructed due to related structural problems. On the interior, little more than some flooring and a set of pocket doors could be salvaged. But the building's exterior had great character and after the engineers had figured out what was needed to keep it standing, architect Paul Dehart and historic consultant Melinda Stewart planned four new apartments and the restoration of the commercial space.

Once again sound, beautiful and occupied, this building no longer menaces pedestrians or intimidates developers, and the question of whether it will stick around to be a part of Cherokee's future has been answered. The Developer was WJL Properties, Paul DeHart was the architect, Contractor was A.G. Contracting."

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