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Hadley Township Annihilation [PHOTOS]

Categories: Bidness, Community

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23 comments
Taylor Russell
Taylor Russell

Hey it's better than sitting there creating mold.

Dale Kohler
Dale Kohler

Menard's isn't that a French word for something you step in !

Katherine Law
Katherine Law

Wow. I didn't know there were people that openly racist in the world anymore...

Clayton Hall
Clayton Hall

A) the neighborhood only started declining after the original speculators started repeated failed plans a decade or so ago. B) this was a continuation of the planned elimination of Black communities in St Louis County. Kirkwood ignored Meachum Park's requests for annexation for decades, until WalMart wanted to come in. Then Kirkwood annexed, blighted and paved over 90% of Meachum Park. Then there's the neighborhood just west of Hadley where Target & the shopping area by the Galleria are today.

Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez Ruxin
Jorge Rodriguez Rodriguez Ruxin

Like remember the Good Friday tornado of 2011 where it hit that shithole area by the airport and caused millions of dollar in improvements? It's funny that a tornado can make vast improvements to the land of the apes...yet, took no apes.

Gary Muich
Gary Muich

Slum anyways! On their way to destroy another community!

Jodi Fox
Jodi Fox

Bye crack dealers and dumps.

Michael Lawrence
Michael Lawrence

I mean I like the story... Not the house demolition part.

Rick Schaper
Rick Schaper

It has been a long time coming, 10 years in the works, it was dilapidated and an eyesore with many abandoned homes for years.

paganhexont3
paganhexont3

@Clayton Hall: And that neighborhood where Target is  is where I grew up. My parents and grandparents had two house there and got paid way above market value for their land. They now live in Ladue. You are most certainly correct in your assertion  that there was a racial component in this systematic elimination of traditional black communities in St. Louis County. I'm just glad my parents got paid "big time" and all my siblings graduated from Brentwood High School and graduated from university. As for me I left St. Louis for San Francisco and now Missouri, particularly St. Louis, is most definitely fly over country for me! Thank Goddess! Good commentary Clayton! 

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