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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

St. Malachy's Being Demolished, 2900 Clark Street, 1959, Photograph by William Swekosky, Missouri History Museum, N05200.jpg

Photo by William Swekosky; courtesy of Missouri History Museum

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

Architecture

Friedrich Hecker Commemorative Lithograph by F. Welker, c. 1881, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, P0004-1018.jpg

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

North up Broadway, French Market in Center with Old Sacred Heart Convent to Left, 1872, Photograph by Emil Boehl, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, N14773.jpg

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

Recorder's Court, Daguerrotype by Thomas Easterly after a Painting by W. J. Brickey, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, N17170.jpg

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

J.C. Wild, Hand Colored Lithograph of the St. Louis Levee, c. 1840, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, N30052.jpg

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

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Courtesy of Earthbound Beer

You’re gonna get hot watching the fireworks. Here’s a cool, refreshing look at brewery architecture, and the backstory of Earthbound's new (but historic) brewhouse. Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of St. Louis Patina

That mansion in Psycho? We have plenty more like it, and rowhouses too. But we’ve lost the playful exuberance of the originals. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Chris Naffziger

See the "starter homes" of the Busches, Lemps, Griesediecks, and Mallinckrodts. Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Kevin A. Roberts

Inside Matt and Josh Bender's 120-square-foot woodworking shop, in the basement of Matt’s house in Rock Hill, the two meet regularly after their day jobs—Josh is an architect, Matt a graphic designer. Read more

Interior Design

Highway ramps approaching Poplar Street Bridge, a. 1970, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, P0197-S02-00024.jpg

Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

The long, cracked history of a bridge in constant need of repair Read more

Architecture

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Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society

Also included: a mysterious, forgotten fifth woman Read more

Architecture

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Photo by Ann Aurbach

This monument was a heroic effort all round. Read more

Architecture

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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