Update: The architect was George I. Barnett, who was one of the earliest professionals of his field in St. Louis. I wrote an article about him in St. Louis Magazine. There have been serious structural failures on the west side of the building as of November of 2021.
Stabilized after the ferocious storms that ripped one side of the building off, the Mullanphy Emigrant Home sits awaiting a new use for a new century.
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On a visit to my old neighborhood of Old North St. Louis earlier this year (2020), I checked out the Emigrant Home. While the above photos are still accurate as to what the FRONT of it looks like, the BACK of it is unfortunately a different story. It appears as though the the middle back walls on the second and third floors have collapsed and those floors are sagging. I understand that after the side walls collapsed due to severe winds some years ago, the Old North Restoration Group bought it and subsequently sold it to an immigrant from Egypt who said he planned to rehab it for either housing or as a health facility. I don’t know if that individual still owns it or intends to pursue his rehab, but it looks like it needs some emergency work (maybe more cinder blocks?).
Yeah, I agree that there needs to be some dramatic work on the building soon. It has not seen the renovation that was promised several years ago by the doctor.