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Wainwright Building

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Identification

Wainwright Building
Missouri Insurance Building
138330

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
chicago school

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • The first steel-framed building in St. Louis, the Wainwright Building has an intricate brick and terra cotta facade designed by Louis Sullivan.
  • The landmark Wainwright Building was once scheduled for demolition, but the State of Missouri purchased the building for use as government offices.
  • The building is U-shaped, surrounding a light court on the north side.
  • It was added to the National Register of Historic Places and named a National Historic Landmark in 1968.

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Location

701-711 Chestnut Street, 101-111 North 7th Street
111 North 7th Street, 705 Chestnut Street
63101
Downtown
St. Louis
Missouri
U.S.A.

Technical Data

147.00 ft
147.00 ft
137.00 ft
10
1892

Involved Companies


Adler & Sullivan
Charles K. Ramsey

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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