The Beauty of Dutchtown, 88: 3714 Dunnica Avenue

Isaac Sievers, Apartment Building at 3714 Dunnica, October 18, 1935Missouri History Museum, P0403-06571-01-8n

The appearance of this four-family flat has changed little since Isaac Sievers photographed it as part of his work documenting the raft of new apartment buildings going up in Dutchtown, not long after its construction in 1934. This one is obviously different from the large ones that I’ve been showing the last week or so, but it’s more emblematic of the density of this neighborhood, where there are actually few single family houses.

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.

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