Good news! If you were worried that your dreams of owning the building that housed the famous Club Imperial have been dashed, your fears are unfounded!
It really is a beautiful building, and if you look carefully, you can see how the architect bent the building to follow the bend in West Florissant Avenue. Hardly any developer would give their architect the freedom to design such a site-sensitive plan today.
I find it fascinating how the storefront spaces on the first floor each took on their own personalities over the decades, as well.
The architecture is eclectic, and shows how buildings often had a mix of different sources for their inspiration.
And like an urban environment, valuable store frontage was preserved, and the ballroom was placed upstairs, accessibly by just a staircase off the first floor.