Going green isn't easy for historic buildings
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 6, 2012
A St. Louis man's effort to put solar panels on the roof of his bar is meeting with some resistance, highlighting a problem that is occurring around the country.
Bob Hiscox owns the Soulard Bastille Bar in St. Louis' Soulard neighborhood. Soulard is a local and national historic district and does not allow visible panels, even for environmentally-friendly improvements.
Ryan Reed, a St. Louis preservation specialist, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/KMkjZt) that so far no one has produced satisfactory guidelines to help owners of historic buildings find space for things like solar panels and satellite dishes.