Demolition, Murphy Building, Downtown East St. Louis

Update: The Murphy Building was torn down in May of 2015; almost none of the ornamental terracotta, including the two caryatids, was saved from the landfill.

The long suffering Murphy Building, infamous for its severe deterioration on its backside, seems to be experiencing at least some demolition. Its infamous draping floors, seen here in this picture, are now gone.

Is this rest of the building doomed? I do not know.

Arsons and East St. Louis 013

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Matt Stoeff says:

    Great pictures and your eye for architecture is fantastic!!!

  2. Terry Barbour says:

    Is there a way to purchase some type of moment of the actual theater. .618_830_3818

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