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Two developers-slash-preservationists, Amrit and Amy Gill, are headed to the Missouri Capitol to pick up honors for their work to save old buildings.

On Tuesday in Jefferson City, the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation will recognize the couple for "advancing the field of historic preservation in Missouri."

Specifically, the Gills will get the McReynolds Award, given annually to "individuals or groups who have made significant achievements in the field, or are in the midst of a long-term preservation project ..."

Work Continues on Rehab of 705 Olive Building

Developer Amy Gill points to some of the old decorations in the entryway on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at the 705 Olive Building in downtown St. Louis. Gill plans to expand the entryway which will be the entrance to a new Marriott Hotel. Gill is Chief Executor of Restoration St. Louis. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

The Gills and their company, Restoration St. Louis have spearheaded a number of restoration projects. They recently revived the historic Union Trust Building at 705 Olive Street and renovated it into Hotel St. Louis.

They also have signed a letter of intent to buy the 17-story Chemical Building, next door to the hotel at 721 Olive, with plans to convert it into additional hotel rooms and attractions and then connect it to Hotel St. Louis.

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