Designed by Klipstein and Rathmann and completed in 1930, the Civil Courts Building was probably one of the last generation of major Beaux-Arts buildings in America. Its form is based off the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, with an extended base but… Continue Reading
Update: I wrote a more extensive article about this building at St. Louis Magazine. Many St. Louisans are aware that our great Beaux-Arts axis in downtown, the Civil Courts Building, is based off of the great Hellenistic Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. … Continue Reading
The Civil Courts Building is one of my favorite buildings in downtown St. Louis, but it is so often viewed from straight down the Gateway Mall. I like seeing it from among the buildings of downtown.
Update: The Kiel Opera House, now the Peabody, has been renovated and looks much cleaner nowadays.