Built in 1903, most likely to provide more power for the expanded streetcar lines needed for the World’s Fair and population climb, this power plant still languishes in abandonment. I think it could be a really cool concert venue, if someone could find the money to fix it up.
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This building is on Landmarks Association’s list of most Endangered Buildings in St. Louis.
Off topic: Excellent new posting up on the Distilled blog I thought readers of Patina might be interested in: