Designed by Sarmiento, the Archdiocese Chancery is a unique building, much more adorned that the AAA further east on Lindell.
The small details, like the paving stones above, and the door handle below, show that Modernism is not always devoid of ornament.
Let’s hope this building stays here for a long time. The Roman Catholic Church has always been at the forefront of architecture throughout history.
I will be giving a short talk about 1870s St. Louis today, Tuesday, April 11 at 10:30 AM at the Missouri History Museum as a part of ”St. Louis – The Fourth City: An Era of Greatness.”