The demolition of the vibrant if rundown Mill Creek Valley in the name of urban renewal in the 1950’s is increasingly well-documented. But I realized that in its place rose some interesting Modernist office buildings, perhaps more fitting for a suburban context, but nonetheless an important relic of St. Louis’s past. I will revisit the area in the future and take better photographs.
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The second photograph in this post represents a building that was originally constructed for Dr. Henry Hampton, a prominent African-American physician in St. Louis. He was the first director of Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Dr. Hampton’s series of offices were designed by architect Harris Armstrong, FAIA along with the Hampton Residence in Richmond Heights.
Thanks, Andrew! I want to learn more about these office buildings.