St. Louis City
Often abandonment and deferred maintenance create accidents waiting to happen. The Northside of St. Louis was hit with severe weather in April 2006 and strong winds caused considerable damage to these two landmarks. The disintegration of the south wall at the Mullanphy Emigrant Home has left joists and beams exposed, sagging and potentially triggering the collapse of the roof. The damage to this structure is major but not insuperable. Missouri Preservation will be working together with the owners and area associations to aid the conservation efforts for the building.
The Mullanphy Emigrant Home was completed in 1867 and was designed by noted architect George I. Barnett and Albert Piquenard. It was built with money willed to the city by Irish-born, self-made millionaire Bryan Mullanphy.
UPDATE: After several years of back in forth, including some repairs made to the damaged walls seen in the photos below, the Mullanphy Emigrant home was lost to fire on September 14, 2023. https://www.stltoday.com/news/multimedia/pictures/photos-a-look-back-at-the-former-mullanphy-emigrant-home-building-over-150-years/collection_f6782b20-53d4-11ee-9beb-83cf49b01ab3.html