Built on the first floor and foundations of an earlier building, the Paul Brown Building makes up roughly the other half of the block occupied by the Arcade-Wright Building. I find the decoration in terracotta hard to quantify: what style… Continue Reading
Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the building’s renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015.
I found this old post from my other blog, and it’s kind of funny to see my attitude about different parts of St. Louis from two ten years ago. Update: This view of St. Louis is extremely out of date, written from… Continue Reading
Not enough attention is paid to the entries into buildings nowadays, in my opinion. Below is the door to the Paul Brown Building. Below is the door to the Southwestern Bell Building. Below is a building’s door on the east… Continue Reading
It turns out that the Paul Brown Building was built one hundred years ago on the first floor of an older 19th Century structure. Recently they revealed the ancient pink granite columns that were partially shaved to building the second… Continue Reading
Update: Pyramid Companies went bankrupt, but the building’s renovation by a new company was completed in September 2015. This weekend my parents and I decided to take a look at several of the new condo projects in downtown St. Louis.… Continue Reading
Many of the old buildings in downtown St. Louis still possess their original lobbies, some of which are breathtaking. Below is the lobby of the Paul Brown Building, recently restored as condominiums. The stucco work is fantastic in this building,… Continue Reading