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Veterans Pavilion Sought Near Richmond Heights Community Center

City Council gave its approval to exploration of the concept at a meeting Monday at City Hall.

A pavilion proposal first discussed several years ago in is back on the table.

At a meeting Monday, City Council gave its approval to District 2 Councilman Mike Jones to explore the concept of a pavilion that would honor veterans of World War I and conflicts since that time.

The Mid-St. Louis County Rotary Club first proposed a pavilion project in 2003. It commissioned to develop it "to provide a peaceful and serene landscaped shelter on the grounds of ," states The Heights newsletter for March and April of that year.

It would have benefited residents of Richmond Heights, Brentwood, Maplewood and Rock Hill, which once comprised the Rotary Club.

While the pavilion never happened, Jones said Monday that he and others are working to develop a similar pavilion in conjunction with in 2013.

"There's and for the design work and for the material and things of that nature," Jones told the council. He said he wants the council to be part of the process.

City Attorney Kenneth Heinz, who the newsletter states once served as president of the Rotary Club, said work is being done in an effort to minimize costs to the city.

"There is no design that's set in stone at this point," Heinz said.

He said organizers would like to see a lot of brick used in the memorial in an effort to commemorate the city's history.

Pat Maloney (Wilken) November 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM
I think it would be great. Maybe if the other surrounding communities are included, some of the cost could be shared. We used to have a memorial to WWI and WWII Veterans at the corner of Lyndover and Sutton. It has disappeared....but I remember it being there. There was the Lyndover Grade School there in those days.

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