Built in 1911 according to the designs of the famous Mauran, Russell & Crowell, the old Laclede Gas Building is not the largest historic building in downtown, but its use of terracotta, and tan brick give it a nice appearance.
Is the Laclede Gas Building really an historic building? I would argue yes, as it represents a moment in architectural history when the theories of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier were reigning supreme around the world. The… Continue Reading
Renovation of the Arcade Building was completed in 2015.
The large black Modernist skyscraper in this picture is the Laclede Gas Building. While it dates to several decades after the building of the historic skyscrapers in its midst, I have to admit that the building sort of fits wells… Continue Reading