Westmoreland Apartments

The ten story Westmoreland Apartments date to 1922, when they were constructed as the Gatesworth Apartment Hotel, designed by the famous Preston J. Bradshaw.

Built around the same time as a number of other apartment towers around St. Louis in the central corridor, as well as major thoroughfares such as Grand, these buildings represented a new movement in architecture in the city.

Much of the city is still relatively low-slung, with few tall buildings compared to other major cities of the same size in the early Twentieth Century.

The ornamentation is definitely Beaux-Arts in style, and this lavish, ornamental style was perfect the for the well-to-do residents increasingly living along major streetcar lines.

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