Galen's Ad-hoc Apartment for the Arts

Galen's Ad-hoc Apartment for the Arts

Name: Galen Gondolfi
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Size: 2,513 square feet
Years lived in: 9 years

It takes a special gift to wrangle the random and disparate into something functional and beautiful, whether it's a diverse community of people or an apartment of stuff. Galen - a long time community organizer and housing advocate - shows commitment to both. His mixed-use building sits in the Cherokee Street district in Saint Louis, an area known for its unlikely marriage of antiques, mexican food, and an alternative arts scene. Galen lives upstairs in a two bedroom apartment. Fort Gondo, the gallery he runs downstairs, is a revolving door for all manner of independent artists.