Spivey Building, Revisited

Update: The Spivey Building is still standing; see more posts here. Read an article about it here from the Riverfront Times.

I had the opportunity to photograph the long-suffering Spivey Building, supposedly the tallest building in southern Illinois. You can see previous pictures of the exterior and interior.

I was concerned that there was some new damage to the pediment of the building, but I looked back at old pictures and realized that it has been like that for a while.

The city wants to tear it down, but it has no money to do it. In many ways, it’s sort of an awkward building; individual floors don’t have much square footage, and there’s plenty of room to build new buildings in downtown East St. Louis.

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