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 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
Last used as the headquarters of the St. Louis health department, the old Missouri Theater Building is now being rehabbed into a blues club and apartments. It’s the last major building in Grand Center to be redeveloped, and will certainly… Continue Reading
There’s more to San Antonio than the Spanish heritage, though I personally think that period of time is the most poignant. San Antonio ironically was a relatively small city for most of its history, only growing to a million inhabitants… Continue Reading