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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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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

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Courtesy of Stephen Walker

How the king of refrigeration helped design the Lemp empire--and a German brewmaster kept their quaff nutritious Read more

Architecture

Contrary to popular assumption, it was likely Theodore Krausch—the man who revolutionized the way Americans consume beer. And cheese. And anything else that needs to be kept cold. Read more

Architecture

Most Holy Name of Jesus

Photo by Chris Naffziger

Its Boer architect took notes abroad before he teamed up with a respected Catholic architect here in St. Louis. Read more

Architecture

Library of St. Mark

Photo by Wolfgang Moder, Wikimedia Creative Commons

Two architects an ocean away who shaped the mansions of Compton Heights and the Central West End Read more

Architecture

The backstory shows is how naïve optimism and misguided highway plans emptied Downtown West. Read more

Architecture

Built in 1879, this building now contains beer's future. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The architects stretched the base of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus to towering heights, keeping the Ionic colonnade and Egyptian Revival stepped pyramid. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of Big Muddy Dance Company

Big Muddy Dance Company's performance is inspired by the Lemp Mansion's ghost tours. Read more

Performing Arts

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Courtesy of Landmarks Association of St. Louis

You've heard of William Ittner, but what about the magnificent school buildings that even predated his? Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society

Here's an insider peek at what makes this museum so extraordinary. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

In the primacy of even numbers, the femininity of the Ionic column, the placement of our cemeteries, and countless other details, we pay secret homage to the Romans. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

After a two-year, $30 million renovation funded by anonymous donors, the museum will open with a new exhibition "St. Louis in Service." Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Anheuser-Busch archives

From cork to bottlecaps and Budweiser to Soulard Strawberry Wheat, those bottles tell a story of more than a beverage. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

If the causes of abandonment aren’t addressed, the city will see more and more empty buildings. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Few of us know the revealing history of our 19th-century African-American high schools. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Influenced by Renaissance Italy, George Ingham Barnett designed Henry Shaw’s Italianate villa, St. Vincent de Paul Church, the Grand Water Tower… Read more

Architecture