The old Chouteau Trust and Banking Building is one of those landmarks that maybe gets taken for granted, sitting right at the eastern gateway to the Grove neighborhood. But it is significant for being such a large office building in what is otherwise a low-rise neighborhood.
It is perhaps obvious that it once had a cornice at the top that is now lost, but can be seen in this historic photograph by W.C. Person around its original construction.
The building now houses various non-profits, from what I understand. One of the shortest streets in St. Louis runs on the east side of the building: Hemp Avenue.