Welcome to the Gateway City, St. Louis, Missouri, home to Nelly, William S. Bowdern and some fabulous architecture. Above is the city’s modest city hall. The city built this building in 1890, when it outgrew “the municipal barn,” according to the city’s urban design and planning agency.
Here is a beautiful residential block in St. Louis’ Fountain Park, a neighborhood known for large stately houses.
And here is Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis peaking through the alley. Check out that link for some amazing interior shots. This puppy, which is a blend of Byzantine and Romanesque design, took almost 80 years to complete, beginning in 1907.
Since this post is about architecture, I’ll even include a cool blueprint I found.
This is an impressive apartment building in St. Louis’DeMun neighborhood.
Here we have one of my personal favorites: Bus Loop Burgers in the Wellston Loop, formerly a streetcar station.
This is one of the mansions that stand along the private streets and boulevards in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood. This neighborhood is home to some of the city’s finest architectural gems, including examples of French Gothic, Federal and Italian Renaissance styles, according to The History of St. Louis Neighborhoods.
Not far away on South Kingshighway, you’ll find these spectacular examples of Art Deco architecture.
Here we have the Clarendon Avenue block of North St. Louis.
A view of the city’s Garment District. This area used to be a fashion hub throughout the Midwest, according to this blog.
I’ll leave you with this image of Washington University Medical Center. I like it!
Oh wait, I forgot this one. Can’t leave this out.
Thanks again Randy(!) Vines, of STL-style.com. Randy is the shutterbug of the pair.