West Side gem may sparkle again as Arch at St. Michaels

Article updated July 21 with quote from Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, with corrections made July 27 regarding property ownership.

Considered by some historic preservationists as one of the rare architectural gems on the city’s West Side, St. Michael School is in the hands of local interests seeking to restore the luster to this weathered jewel. The five-story school building with its statues of saints and other ornaments was threatened with demolition when the property fell into foreclosure nearly three years ago.

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