Landmarks okays two

district rehab projects

Ray Scherer

The Landmarks Commission on June 8 gave the go-ahead to two rehabilitation projects within the Hermann Historic District.

HLM Hospitality, LLC received a one-year certificate of appropriateness from the commission to rehabilitate the Type Styles storefront at 209 Schiller. The work will take the store back to its original design, featuring a bay window front. The structure dates to 1886.

For now, there are plans to remove the vinyl siding, in hopes of finding that the original storefront underneath has remained intact.

Also at the meeting, the commissioners approved a one-year certificate of appropriateness to Paul and Pamela Peterson for a rehabilitation project to the building at 109 East Fourth Street. The structure was built in 1900 and contains five apartment units.

Among the Petersons' plans for the three-story building are work to the front entrance and a reconditioning to the apartments themselves, including new floors and painting. A front balcony will be updated. Commission Chairman Chuck Hartbauer said the building is in good shape, with the basic intent of doing a refreshment.

The commission also learned that Hermann has earned a four-year extension from the state for its historic preservation program