Just north of Dutchtown across Chippewa Street into what is technically Tower Grove South is this beauty built in 1939 in what I would call a sort of Streamline Moderne, proto-Modern style.
It reminds me of buildings that would spring up further west in St. Louis Hills in greater numbers. Tomorrow, we’ll head in a whole different direction. Stay tuned.
I also would like to invite readers out to my free lecture on the history of the Lemp Brewery at 11:00 AM, September 20, 2022 at the Missouri History Museum. Its architecture was born out of the designs of highly influential architects Edmund Jungenfeld; Theodore Krausch; Widman, Walsh and Boisselier; and Guy Tyler Norton. I will be discussing how these architects shaped the development of brewing architecture in buildings that still stand in South St. Louis over one hundred years or more since their conception. I will also be sharing exclusive historic photographs published in trade journals in the early Twentieth Century, many of which have not been seen for generations, as well as featuring the photography of Jason Gray, who photographed the brewery in 2017. More details can be found here.