Missouri Athletic Club, Revisited

Sitting at one of the most prominent intersections of the city, 4th and Washington, the Missouri Athletic Club is one of the most interesting buildings in downtown. Part banqueting hall, sports club, hotel and lounge, it is still a center of the city’s social life.

The current building was born of tragedy, when the former club was tragically destroyed by fire, killing many of its members.

William Swekosky, Ruins of Missouri Athletic Club, 1919, Missouri History Museum, N08369

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