Wainwright Building

709 Chestnut St., St. Louis, Missouri

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Wainwright Building

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Description 

Built in 1890-91 for a wealthy St. Louis brewer, this ten story, iron and steel frame structure is a highly influential prototype of the modern office building. Its design represents architect Louis Sullivan's (1856-1924) most thorough attempt to create a special form appropriate to the multi-story office block. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 23, 1968

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 23, 1968
Reference number
68000054
Architectural style
American Movement: Chicago
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Professional
Current function
Government office
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1890; 1891

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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