Artifacts for Sale

The St Louis Building Arts Foundation will be offering for sale items from the collection in an effort to raise funds to complete the renovation of the library building on our 15 acre campus and allow once again access to the unparalleled collection of research material on architecture and the allied arts.  

The new library will be housed in the former Sterling Steel Castings Co. office building designed and built by Fruin-Colnon Engineering in 1952.

The renovation work includes tuck pointing, mechanical systems, interior finish, and the construction of cabinetry and shelving systems needed to accommodate an estimated 30,000 volumes.

The items offered during this fundraising effort include historic architectural artifacts that are duplicated within the collection and include many rare and important artifacts from historic buildings that were demolished in St Louis and Chicago.

We are currently working on publishing a catalog for this unique offering and will be posting upon completion.

Categories

Window Spandrel Panels

  1. Ambassador Theatre Bldg.,411 N. Seventh St., 1925-1996, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects, Listed National Register of Historic Places 1983
  2. Benoist Bldg. S.E. corner Olive & 11th, 1892-1985, J.D.de Pombiray Architect
  3. Blackwell Wielandy Bldg., 1601-09 Locust St., 1907- Albert B. Groves Architect (1866-1925) Listed National Register of Historic Places 1983
  4. Century Bldg. 905 Olive St., 1897-2004, Raeder, Coffin, & Crocker Architects, Listed National Register of Historic Places 2002
  5. Marquette Hotel 1734 Washington, 1906-1988, Barnett Haynes & Barnett Architects, Listed National Register of Historic Places 1985
  6. Ormond Apartments 5745 Enright, 1931-1974, Benjamin Shapiro Architect
  7. Title Gauranty Bldg. (Lincoln Trust) 706 Chestnut, 1897-1983, William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young Architects Listed National Register of Historic Places 1982

Pilaster Panels

  1. Ambassador Theatre Bldg., N.W. corner Seventh & Locust, 1925-1996, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects
  2. Garavelli Buffet/Arata’s Billiards, 36xx Olive St.
  3. International Bldg. (Liggett Bldg) S.E. corner 8th & Chestnut, 1907-1984, William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young Architects
  4. Title Guaranty Bldg. (Lincoln Trust) S.W. corner 7th & Chestnut, 1897-1983, William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young Architects

Entrances

  1. Ambassador Theatre Bldg., N.W. corner Seventh & Locust, 1925-1996, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects
  2. Cromwell Apartments, 5364-72 Cabanne Ave.
  3. Yeckel Bank Bldg. 3542 Gravois, 1914-1984, G. Moeller & Co. Builder, Entrance double door unit from principal entrance. Extruded and machined bronze doors, framing, sidelights and three-piece multi-centered arched transom, Overall unit size:  H 127″, W 144″, D 4 1/2″.Each door, H 89″, W 30″, D 1 1/2″.Glass opening, H 74″, W 23″    

Panels & Reliefs

  1. Creissen Hardware Bldg., 3209 Park Ave
  2. Cromwell Apartments, 5364-72 Cabanne Ave.
  3. Korte Bldg., 2504 N. 14th St, Widmann, Walsh & Boisselier Architects
  4. Title Guaranty Bldg. (Lincoln Trust) S.W. corner 7th & Chestnut, 1897-1983, William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young Architects
  5. Lions Club Bldg. 4306 North Ave., Chicago
  6. Mission Free School 369 N. Taylor
  7. Pabst Brewing Co. Tavern 101 S. 4th St., East St Louis, -2001
  8. Quality Dairy Co. Bldg. 4630 W. Florissant Ave.
  9. Harry J. Randall Apartment Bldgs S.E. corner Lucas & Garrison, 1892- Two piece limestone panel from second story of west elevation H 72″, W 58″, D 5″.
  10. Rosenheim Bldg. N.E. corner 9th St. & Washington Ave, 1888-1982, Alfred Rosenheim Architect
  11. Sanford & Son General Merchandise N.E. corner Vandeventer & Chouteau
  12. Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, 4236-40 Olive St., 1894-2003, Varney Woolrych & Pullis Architects
  13. Edward J. Walsh Memorial Stadium, 5224 Oakland Ave., 1930-1956, Osborn Engineering Co. Architects
  14. ? Building  4431-39 Olive (Two piece Vermiculated parapet panels)
  15. 1601-19 Park Ave (Early red terra cotta panels with 3 piece crown)

Facades & Large Programs of Ornament

  1. Ambassador Theatre Bldg., N.W. corner Seventh & Locust, 1925-1996, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects
  2. Bell Telephone Grand Exchange Bldg., 1625 S. Grand, 1902-1984, F.C. Bonsack Architect
  3. Delmar Postal Bldg., Cabanne Station, 5721-27 Delmar, 1926-1991, Otto J. Krieig Architect (1874-1955)
  4. C.C.C & St Louis Railroad Office Building, (Big Four) Front St., East St Louis,   -1991
  5. Lindell Bldg., S.W. corner 8th St & Washington Ave, 1897-1982, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge Architects
  6. South town Theatre, 600 W. 63rd St., Chicago, 1931-1991, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects

Gates

  1. Missouri Botanical Garden, Flora Gate House, 2315 Tower Grove Ave. Listed National Register of Historic Places 1971

Balconies

  1. Clairidge Hotel 1800 Locust St, 1921-      , Barnett Haynes & Barnett Architects
  2. Lindell Bldg., S.W. corner 8th St & Washington Ave, 1897-1982, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge Architects
  3. Lion Gas Bldg.  N.W. corner 9th & Chestnut Sts.        -1981
  4. Avalon Hotel (Lark) 339 N. Taylor
  5. West End Hotel S.W. corner Vandeventer & West Belle, 1892-    , Beinke & Wees Architects

Staircase Railings

  1. St Anthonys Hospital 3520 Chippewa, 1899-1975 (1927 addition) William Hillebrand Architect?

Grilles & Panels

  1. Depaul Hospital 2415 N. Kingshighway, 1930-extant, P.M. Omeara & Hills Architects, Listed National Register of Historic Places 1983
  2. Kent State University Rockwell Hall Library, Kent Ohio
  3. Liggett & Meyers Tobacco Co. Office Bldg. 4241 Folsom, 1896, Isaac Taylor Architect
  4. Stix, Baer & Fuller Department Store (Grand Leader), 601 Washington Ave.,1906-extant, Listed National Register of Historic Places 2003
  5. Third National Bank Bldg. (Mississippi Valley Bldg.) S.W. corner Broadway & Olive, 1907-1980, William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young Architects
  6. Union Electric Co. of Missouri Bldg. 315 N. 12th St, Barnett, Haynes & Barnett Architects
  7. Salvator Evangelical (German) and Reformed Church 5618 Thekla at Plover, 1926-extant (Communion Railing)
  8. Second Presbyterian Church 4501 Westminister Pl., 1896-extant, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge Architects, Listed National Register of Historic Places 1975

Revolving Door Entrances

  1. Civil Courts Bldg. 10 N. 12th St. 1930-extant, Klipstien & Rathmann Architects
  2. Buder Bldg (Missouri Pacific Bldg) 1904-1984, Albert Swasey Architect
  3. Old Post Office 815 Olive St., 1873-extant, Alfred B. Mullett Architect

Smoking Urns

  1. Kiel Opera House 1400 Market, La Beaume & Klein architects, Victor Berlindis sculptor