Built in 1929 according to plans by Frank Avis, and built by Modern Construction Company at the behest of developers Skinker Northwood Investment Company, this apartment building, now condos, exemplifies the high-rises going up around the city after World War… Continue Reading
Continuing the trend of using desirable real estate across from Forest Park, the Dorchester opened in 1961, developed by Tracco Skinker and Compagne.
Opening in 1927 according to the designs of Preston Bradshaw, the Versailles was built by Wilson-Koontz, reflecting the boom in the 1920s for apartment living.
William H. Mills designed the Wiltshire, which opened in 1924, was built by Wagner and Co. There is even a one story garage that is part of the historic nomination, reflecting the rising importance of the automobile. Also, I’m appearing… Continue Reading
Built in 1961, this Modernist apartment tower was designed by H. Waldman of Architectural Design Associates, built by Millstone Construction with engineering provided by Arthur Monsey. It is one of two Modernist towers built, bringing major development to an end… Continue Reading
This Christian Scientist church is interesting; it is primarily a Gothic Revival structure, but its front portico has echoes of the Romanesque or even the Renaissance. I also find it interesting, as earlier churches by this denomination had actively rejected… Continue Reading
I am not normally the biggest fan of English Gothic, which so predominates the western side of St. Louis into the county. The original French and its German iteration, always draw my eye to a greater extent. But the setting… Continue Reading
I never realized it, but the old United Hebrew Synagogue on Skinker was a Maritz and Young design from 1927. The strong Moorish inspiration is present in the columns, windows and overall design. The new location, which I realized I… Continue Reading