City records say this stunning apartment building was built in 1909, shortly after the World’s Fair was over and the city was moving out to the former festival grounds and new subdivisions on the edge of St. Louis.
It was a solidly middle class building, with professional city employees, other upper middle class residents, but also soldiers who served in World War One.
The architecture is stunning with a fascinating mix of quoining and articulated porches and other window treatments, as well as beautiful porches.
Time for some yardwork, though.
I am giving a free lecture on Hans IV Pfleger’s Candlesticks and House Altar at the Saint Louis Art Museum this Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 AM, and again on Friday, June 15th at 6:00 PM.