A historic St. Louis School building has a new lease on life as a new development in north city’s 22nd Ward.
The Arlington School, designed by pioneering St. Louis Architect William Ittner was built in 1898. The school was closed in 1994 and fell into extreme disrepair. I filed a story for NPR in 2009 about ten of Ittner's schools, including Arlington, which were facing uncertain futures.
A federal stimulus program to help stabilize state budgets is coming to a close tomorrow. The government provided some $90 billion in emergency funds to help state government get past collapsing tax revenues, and help pay for such services as education and health care. Now, states are having to slash spending.