​Award for Architectural Writing:

NiNi Harris' book, "Holly Hills," was selected to receive the Osmund Overby Award from Missouri Preservation in 2012. The Overby Award was established in 2003 to recognize written works, which contribute to the documentation and interpretation of Missouri's architectural history. It is named in honor of Dr. Osmund Overby, a nationally recognized leader in historic preservation and founding member of Missouri Preservation. 

Excerpts from "Urban Historian Adds Life to Old City Neighborhoods" by Susan Welch:

NiNi Harris got her first St. Louis History lessons around the kitchen table as her grandmother made chocolate cakes from scratch. "On Sunday mornings she went to 6 a.m. Mass, and then she'd come back and start baking," Harris said. "I associated history with chocolate because we'd lick the spatulas as she told stores about what life was like growing up in Soulard." 

The complete article can be read at:
Urban Historian Adds Life to Old City Neighborhood




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