Thanks to Don Moehlenkamp '50,
Joan Thoss '49 and Washington
University College of Architecture for
Four students working as a team envisioned
a Loop Turnaround Retail Plaza, at the old
Terminal in Wellston on MLK Drive. Their
project is getting attention from the major
developers in the area, a hopeful sign
the old Terminal Passenger Shelter might not be demolished.
Letter to the Editor:
Recently I've been having dreams
I was house hunting in our
Wellston. I could not get these dreams of Wellston out of my
head. Finally I went onto the
internet, pulled up a
satellite shot of Wellston,
zoomed in on the city looking
for the high school, our old
house, and the car dealership.
There were cleared spaces where
some of our familiar landmarks,
houses and favorite places once
stood . . . .
. . . .Then,
a couple of weeks ago I received my Washington
University quarterly magazine......... something
caught my eye........it was a photo of a couple
of architectural students, Bob Hansman, and a model of a
proposed design for a loop turnaround retail plaza,
where the old loop was IN WELLSTON.
attached article states Don DeVivo, who is president of the Loop
Community Development Corp. and a realtor who owns
several area properties, has plans to hire an
Architect and work with the students.
could have knocked me over with a feather, as this
is what I had been so strongly dreaming
about .....Joan Thoss
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Trojan Head designed
Kermit Ruyle '47