Modernist Storefronts, Washington, Boulevard


Midtown has been reimagined several times, first as an extension of the downtown area in the early Twentieth Century, and then again in the 1950s as there seems to be an attempt at keeping the neighborhood relevant.


These small Modernist storefronts have now gone vacant, but one can imagine they once saw large amounts of traffic along their sidewalks.


This looks to be a former flowerbed, but now it sits empty.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. W. White says:

    Is that corner brick building a Harris Armstrong design? It is interesting enough to be one.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Good question, I bet someone out there reading this might know!

      1. Chris Naffziger says:

        Actually, courtesy of Rob Powers at Built St. Louis, it was designed by Meyer Loomstein.

        1. W. White says:

          Yes, I should have looked it up myself. I would have seen that it was Meyer Loomstein’s own architectural office and where the sculpture “Force of Modern Architecture” was formerly located.

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