A lot more of the old Blumeyer tower is gone. I suppose it will be completely demolished by the end of March. Update: Completely demolished.
Update: Six Row Brewing closed and has been replaced with Twisted Root Brewing. The old Forest Park Brewery, just west of Grand on Forest Park Avenue, became the center of the Falstaff rebirth. These original images from Alvin Griesedieck‘s book… Continue Reading
The Continental Building represents the end of the historic office buildings of St. Louis, in my opinion. After this, the Great Depression came, and after the war Modernism too over. Read about the Continental at Built St. Louis.
The 1895 Brown Mansion creates a beautiful example of Italian Renaissance architecture. The classical pediment and Ionic columns frame the entrance. The central window on the second floor, or piano nobile, reminds one of the choir lofts of Florence Cathedral… Continue Reading
The final creation of Preston Bradshaw, what is now known as Lindell Towers West, was completed in 1927 for Pleitsch and Price. This building is probably the most unique of three; it violates and borrows from several styles of architecture,… Continue Reading
Preston Bradshaw continued his march west with another residential hotel for Pleitsch and Price, constructing what was originally known as the Mark Twain Apartments in 1926. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the dramatic arched, circular cornice over the front… Continue Reading
The wall of buildings on Lindell west of Spring are the handiwork of Preston Bradshaw. The first one in the picture, and the first one built, is the Coronado, built as a residential hotel between 1923 and 1926. There is… Continue Reading
This old funeral parlor had an interesting brush with history; read about it here.