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Chris Naffziger

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Courtesy of the City of St. Louis

There is not a single neighborhood that a pedestrian can walk to from downtown St. Louis without passing through one of those enemies of a healthy urban environment. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of Big Muddy Dance Company

On November 14 and 15, catch 'A Christmas Carol' set to an original Tchaikovsky score. Read more

Performing Arts

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Paul Hendrickson will lead a discussion of "Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright" at 7 p.m. on November 12 at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Read more

Design

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Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society

The tour includes a bit of Lemp history, a dowsing rods demonstration, and something rather eerie in the attic. Read more

History

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Courtesy of Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Martha Ann Edwards Fund

St. Louis has the distinction for the next three months of having one of the best 17th-century Dutch Baroque paintings assemblages on display outside the Netherlands. Read more

Visual Arts

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Courtesy of CannonDesign

After a decade in the redesigned space, the jury is in: On every level, the building works. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Richard Moore; courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Another St. Louis neighborhood lost to urban renewal in the 1960s Read more

Architecture

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Photo by James Ewing

With a diverse team of architects, this project could have gone terribly astray…but it didn’t. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

A look at some of the secular African-American institutions that urban renewal took away from St. Louis Read more

Architecture

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Photo by William Swekosky; courtesy of Missouri History Museum

And in many cases, their only replacement was a vacant lot. Read more

Architecture

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Lithograph by F. Welker; courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Hecker and Boernstein stood far to the left of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Read more

History

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Photograph by Emil Boehl; courtesy of Missouri History Museum

Architecture

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Detail from Compton and Dry's Pictorial St. Louis; Library of Congress

The conclusion of a four-week series, deconstructing the origin story Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Anheuser-Busch Archives

The third in a four-week series that reconsiders our oldest brewery’s origins Read more

Architecture

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Daguerrotype by Thomas Easterly after a painting by W.J. Brickey; courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The second in a four-week series, deconstructing the origin story Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The first in a four-week series that reconsiders our oldest brewery’s origins Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Robert Cohen for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Newspaper photographers do more than shoot sharp images. They document our world for posterity. Read more

Architecture

Historic Lemp Brewery

Photograph by Chris Naffziger

Why did Charles Brauneck, heir to half of the Lemp Brewery, sell out? Why was his wife refused burial in the family plot? Brauneck buried in a pauper’s grave? And why cover up the existence of a previous partner in the brewery? Read more

History

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

SLM's architectural historian points out four insidious threats to St. Louis' common heritage. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

First it was saved from demolition, and now it’s on shaky ground again. Read more

Architecture

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