The Beauty of Dutchtown, 78: 4329 South Grand Boulevard

Constructed in 1930, this building sits on the busy South Grand Boulevard edge of the neighborhood.

A boring front door sadly mars the façade. Many people are now labeling that font as “gentrification font,” but that is not happening around here.

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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  1. W. White says:

    I don’t think the windows are original in this apartment, but they match the arrangement the originals’ would have had. Compare that with the cheap, single-light replacement windows of all the previous apartments in the series and notice how that makes a big difference compositionally on the façade. It is a shame about that door, though. I imagine, given the wear and tear inflicted on older apartment buildings over the years, that the original door met is demise quite some time ago. But, the façade would look even better with a more complementary door.

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