Spanish looking building

200 West Springfield Rd, St. James MO

Unknown, somewhat spanish looking building, maybe a hotel



Facing north west at the intersection of Meramec and Springfield streets.

Photo taken by fmiser

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)




A rather unusual style building for this area, with south-west USA or Spanish features. Abandoned. I have failed to find any information on when it was built, why it was build. There is mention that it was at one point the Licklider Furniture store. Demolished late 2019.

Update Log 

  • December 24, 2020: Updated by fmiser: Added Licklider Furniture store
  • February 15, 2020: New photos from fmiser
  • February 15, 2020: Added by fmiser


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Spanish looking building
Posted January 20, 2021, by fmiser

Just found a photo of this building on Vintage Aerial that has it labeled as the Linklider furniture store.

Spanish looking building
Posted February 15, 2020, by fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I spotted this building on a drive through town a while ago, and tried to figure out what it was, why it was built, when it was built. I failed.

On a bright sunny day last summer I took some photos. The deep shadows caused me to switch my phone to HDR (high dynamic range) mode - but unfortunately I didn't tell it to NOT enhance the color. So while the green trees were bold, and the blue paint was bright, these photos exaggerate it a bit.

I'm glad I took those photos, because when I recently went through town the building location is flat, bare ground.

I'm really annoyed that I'm still finding zero information on the history!