Cabanne Library and Clark School, Union Boulevard

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Opened in 1901, the Cabanne Branch of the St. Louis Public Library was originally funded by Andrew Carnegie. It reminds me of the appearance of Italian-inspired orangeries I have seen in Germany.

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Nearby is Clark Elementary, another Ittner and Milligan creation from 1907.

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The architecture again is reminiscent of British private schools still in existence throughout England and Scotland. The beautiful 5300-5400 block of Cabanne Avenue is directly opposite of this stretch of buildings.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tom Bartholow says:

    An orangery., of course. I would never have thought of that, but that’s just the right thought for this strange, wonderful building. Merry Christmas!

  2. Brooke says:

    This is an AMAZING library structure….no boring boxy building

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