South End New Development Organization
Committed to improving the South End through community
Currently, SENDO members meet at the Truelight Baptist Church. SENDO would
like to see the Mary Brown Center reopened for community activities and become
the home for the neighborhood organizations.
- To improve the social, economic and physical conditions in the South End
neighborhood, through community development strategies.
- To serve as an advisory and coordinating body through which business, public
and private organizations, government, and individuals may work together for
the redevelopment and beautification of the South End.
- To preserve the beauty and South End environment of East St. Louis, through
- Promote other activities aimed at combating community deterioration.
- To solicit and receive grants, contributions, gifts of real and personal
property from individuals, foundations, partnership associations, government
bodies and to maintain use and apply the whole or any part of the income for
community improvement or betterment purposes.
South End New Development
Organization Invites you to join your neighborhood association
The South End neighborhood needs your input and participation. Together we
can get things done. Monthly meetings are held the First Wednesday of each month
at 5:30p.m. in the basement of True Light Baptist Church at 1535 Tudor. For
any correspondence, you can contact Fern Watts at 271-3392, Evelyn King at 271-2744
or any of the Board Members.
Fern Watts, President, 271.3392
Sarah Dansberry, Treasurer, 274-1889
Anne Floore, Vice President, 274.1250
Flora Reeves, Financial Secretary, 271-8423
Sharon Ward, Secretary, 651-1851
South End Neighborhood Plan, 2003
South End Neighborhood Plan, 2002
End Neighborhood Data Book and Program Ideas (formerly
known as The 2002 South End Revitalization Plan) - A
Five-year Redevelopment Strategy for improving the Quality of Life for Current
and future residents of South End
of South End Neighborhood
Tours of East St. Louis, 1990 (includes South End) from East
St. Louis, The Way It Is, 1990 by Ruben L. Yelvington
of ESL Park District Facilities (includes Lincoln Park)
Weekend: October 18-19, 2002 - South End Neighborhood,
Paint NTAC Ramp, Unruly Weeds, Virginia Place Lot Clean-up, Bolden Community
Garden/Olivette Park Lot, Kenneth Hall/Jones Park Fountain, Paint Trendley
Ave. House, Other: Pictures of new construction.
Weekend: September 27-28, 2002 - South End Neighborhood,
Lincoln Park Tennis Courts, Tudor Avenue Cleanup, Trendley Avenue Lot Cleanup,
Illinois Avenue Playground.
Weekend: March 8-9, 2002 -Community Technology Center
Site Surveys, Green Acres Mini Park, Hopewell Baptist Church, Lansdowne Neighborhood
Plan, Better Days Cemetery, Petitions Signed, Lead Safe Yards, South End Park,
Community Mission Child Care, Emerson Park Development Corporation History
Photos by Richard Prairie Posner.
Weekend: February 1-2, 2002 - Data collection for the
development of a comprehensive plan for the South End Neighborhood, and South
End Park "before pictures".
Weekend : October 22-23, 1999
- Brooklyn Historic Gravesite, Flyering and Surveying the South End Neighborhood,
Adventures in Motivation Recreational Site, Virginia Park tree planting, etc.,
Paint a storage shed for the Washington Park Emergency Organization, Door
to door outreach for WIPNO , Golden Gardens Surveys, Survey of the historic
buildings in Olivette Park, Measuring the Incubator Building for Remodeling,
NTAC Face Lift
from EGRETS: East St. Louis
Geographic Information Retrieval System
The Online Guide to Geographic Information about East St. Louis
of Illlinois Coursework related to South End
372/LA338/UP378 Spring 2003 - A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary ESLARP
Studio Workshop (South End Plan) Instructors: Lynne Dearborn, School of
Architecture; Laura Lawson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Landscape
Architecture; Stacy Harwood, Dept of Urban and Regional Planning; Janni Sorensen,
Teaching Assistant, Dept of Urban and Regional Planning.
260 Fall 2002 - Social Inequality and Social Welfare Planning -
East St. Louis Oral History Project (South End Neighborhood) Instructor:
Dr. Stacy Harwood, Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
497 Summer 2002 - ESLARP GIS: A REPORT ON THE CURRENT STATUS
AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GIS WITHIN THE EAST ST. LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROGRAM
(Includes maps of South End) (Independent Study by Kristofer Johnson)
378 Spring 2002 - Community Development Workshop (South End Plan)
Instructor: Janni Sorensen, Ph.D. Candidate, Urban Planning
372/LA 338 Spring 2002 - A Collaborative, Interdisciplinary ESLARP
Studio Workshop (South End Neighborhood) Instructors: Lynne Dearborn,
Visiting Lecturer, School of Architecture; Laura Lawson, Ph.D., Assistant
Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture; Robert I. Selby, AIA, Associate
Professor, School of Architecture.
Last modified: 28 August 2003, Deanna Koenigs
Technical Assistance Center
527 Washington Place, East St, Louis, IL 62205
Phone: 618-271-9605 Fax: 618-271-9651