The Beauty of Dutchtown, 85: South Grand Boulevard and Delor Street

A little bit further south and a bit of an outlier, this building built in 1930 is an interesting mix of styles. Constructed in 1930, this complex has two distinct sides.

There was the more conservative public and commercial side facing Grand, but then there is the more experimental side facing Delor.

That less busy and residential side is clearly experimenting with the Art-Deco, and it has some wonderful panels of decorative motifs.

But even in the midst of Art-Deco uniformity, someone throws in a classical cartouche!

The entrance portal, however, is severe, plain and modern in form.

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. Janet Stanford says:

    Thank you for the program at Missouri History Museum today. It was great!

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