Downtown

Plaza Square Apartments

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So the sadly ugly Plaza Square Apartments are now considered ‘historic’ (note: I believe some Mid-Century Modern buildings are worth of historic designation).  Designed by the architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassebaum, the six…

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Shell Building

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In an era where we now plop down rectangular buildings in the middle of a parking lot, the 1925 Shell Building by Jamieson and Spearl in western downtown teaches us a valuable lesson about the…

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Christ Church Cathedral

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One of the oldest surviving churches in St. Louis, the Episcopalian Christ Church Cathedral occupies a quiet corner of downtown across the street from the newly restored Central Library.  It was constructed between 1859 and…

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