St Louis Police Veteran's Association City of St Louis Metropolitan Police Department City of Saint Louis Missouri Photos of Seventh District Police Station 2800 South Grand at Magnolia Saint Louis Missouri
photo circa late 1901
Erected 1901 at a cost of $35,000.00
It was reported that there was a Seventh District Police Station at the South East corner of Grand and Lafayette
and the police operations were moved from that location to 2800 South Grand at Magnolia .
The Seventh District in 1925 was bounded by Compton and Grand on the East, Kingshighway on the West,
Chippewa on the South and Manchester, Vandeventer & Clayton on the North .
photo circa late 1907
This three-story police station and one story stable
are red brick institutional buildings that are trimmed with ornamental molded brick, stone and terra cotta .
The police station included a gymnasium on the third floor, an innovative feature for St. Louis stations at the time.
The station also was reported to have housed the Police Academy,
a training school for patrolmen, located after 1928 in a separate building downtown .
This building closed as a police station operating for some 89 years as the Seventh District Police District .
Seventh district police operations were moved to 2727 South Twelfth at Lynch in 1962
to combine with the Third District operations to become known as the Third District .
The Seventh District Police Station and Stable are listed in the National Register of Historic Places .
photo circa 1947 Seventh District Police Station The Civil Air Patrol was located on the third floor, a product of the WWII years .
Photo of the doorway at 2800 South Grand Saint Louis Missouri .
photo circa late 1983 Mounted on the facade of the adjoining stable at 2800 South Grand Saint Louis Missouri is a
well-executed terra cotta horse's head which is a rare surviving example of the importance of the Saint Louis City Metropolitan Police Department Mounted Patrol Division and to the City of Saint Louis Missouri .
The building was later sold to the local branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers, a union which represented more than two thousand mailmen in the St. Louis area . The building was later sold to KVM Emprie LLC located at P O Box 4693 Chesterfield MO 63006 and in 2007 this address has an appraised value of $450,000.00 . And now in 2008 the building is for sale again as Condos and the stable is a car garage for the Condos .
Today, in 2008, the horse's head is painted over with brown paint, guess that is okay, but don't think so .
Just hope this rehabber doesn't get loose in the City of Saint Louis Parks or Turtle Park on Oakland with their paint can and brush !
Why didn't the rehabber just restore the horse's head to the original condition like it is done with other bronze statue or monuments ?
But there is no state or local charge, and under Federal law , private property owners can do anything they wish with their National Register-listed property, provided that no federal license, permit, or funding is involved . Guess we're lucky they did not completely destroy this old police and stable building from the year 1901 . Like the demolishing of the other Historic Places, the Page Boulevard Police Station and Coral Courts Motel !