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Chris Naffziger

Combining new technology and capital, the firm of Adler and Sullivan revolutionized architecture in the years between two great commissions: Chicago’s 1889 Auditorium Building and St. Louis’s 1891 Wainwright Building. Read more

History

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

Once an economic hub, Wellston was poisoned by industrial toxins, unrelieved poverty, and failed political promises. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by William Swekosky; courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Those cupolas and slender columns brought an idealized, European rusticity to a swiftly urbanizing Midwest. Read more

Architecture

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

Photo by Ralph D'Oench, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

First the county needed a county seat, then a judge, a charter, a supervisor, an executive. Now it just needs a calm and sensible leader. Read more

History

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Darin Schnabel ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

The offerings include the Duesenberg quartet. Read more

Design

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Photograph by Emil Boehl, c. 1880, Missouri History Museum

Depending on your view, they're either reminders of the glory days or relics of unresolved class resentment. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Virginia Harold

“I thought maybe [the homeowners] had found old paintings in their basement, so I was totally surprised to discover they were talking about entire rooms covered with murals,” says Jill Arnone of the Sunset Hills Historical Society. Read more

Interior Design

The home of architect Theodore Link

Photo by Chris Naffziger

A look at the wonderful wood houses of the West End Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

We're so used to seeing that white stone silhouette on SLU's campus, it's easy to forget the soaring interior, brilliant stained glass, and translucent marble sculptures inside this Gothic Revival masterpiece. Read more

Architecture

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Rendering by Kris Wells for Ottolino Winters Huebner, Inc.

The community pulled together—drawing inspiration from the Washington Monument and World Trade Center Memorial—to commemorate courage and sacrifice. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of Big Muddy Dance Company

It includes a preview of 'Bach in Motion,' which will be performed in full May 2. Read more

Culture

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Courtesy of the Library of Congress

A look at the designer’s life, his genius, and the perils of trying to copy him. Read more

Architecture

A hand-colored lithograph of the St. Louis Levee around 1840 by J.C. Wild

Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A German immigrant's reminiscences reveal a St. Louis none of us knew. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Library of Congress

And which city-county arguments still hold water? Read more

History

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Young girls for sale, “free from vice”; men tracked by bloodhounds, their lungs poisoned by tobacco smoke as punishment… The historical record tells painful stories. Read more

History

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

The architecture's a historic mix, though much of it's been abandoned or vandalized--and the water towers stand guard, and the Pink Sisters pray. Read more

Architecture

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via Flickr/Dimitrio Lewis

Anna Rethwilm was charged in 1909 with practicing medicine without a license in her Forest Park Avenue mansion. Read more

Architecture

The first known victim of AIDS was an African-American boy in St. Louis. That was 1969, and we haven’t come as far as we think. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Harry

Three Europeans who taught us how to break the rules of Neoclassicism Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A time-honored way to cheer yourself up Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of Dan Arbet

A collector lent us a rare glimpse of St. Louis’ architectural history. Read more

Architecture