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.

Categories

Window Spandrel Panels

  1. Ambassador Theatre Building, 411 N. 7th St., 1925-1996, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects, Listed National Register of Historic Places 1983
  2. Benoist Building, S.E. corner Olive & 11th, 1892-1985, J. D. de Pombiray, Architect
  3. Blackwell Wielandy Building, 1601-09 Locust St., 1907- Albert B. Groves, Architect (1866-1925). Listed National Register of Historic Places 1983
  4. Century Building, 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 Building (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 Building, N.W. corner 7th & Locust, 1925-1996, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects
  2. Garavelli’s Buffet/Arata’s Billiards, 36xx Olive St.
  3. International Building (Liggett Building), S.E. corner 8th & Chestnut, 1907-1984, William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young Architects
  4. Title Guaranty Building (Lincoln Trust), S.W. corner 7th & Chestnut, 1897-1983, William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young Architects

Entrances

  1. Ambassador Theatre Building, N.W. corner 7th & Locust, 1925-1996, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects
  2. Cromwell Apartments, 5364-72 Cabanne Ave.
  3. Yeckel Bank Building, 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 Building, 3209 Park Ave
  2. Cromwell Apartments, 5364-72 Cabanne Ave.
  3. Korte Building, 2504 N. 14th St, Widmann, Walsh & Boisselier Architects
  4. Title Guaranty Building (Lincoln Trust), S.W. corner 7th & Chestnut, 1897-1983, William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young Architects
  5. Lions Club Building, 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. Building, 4630 W. Florissant Ave.
  9. Harry J. Randall Apartment Buildings, S.E. corner Lucas & Garrison, 1892- . Two piece limestone panel from second story of west elevation, H 72″, W 58″, D 5″.
  10. Rosenheim Building, 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)

Façades & Large Programs of Ornament

  1. Ambassador Theatre Building, N.W. corner 7th & Locust, 1925-1996, C.W. & George L. Rapp Architects
  2. Bell Telephone Grand Exchange Building, 1625 S. Grand, 1902-1984, F.C. Bonsack Architect
  3. Delmar Postal Building, 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 Building, 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. Claridge Hotel, 1800 Locust St, 1921- . Barnett, Haynes & Barnett, Architects
  2. Lindell Building, S.W. corner 8th St & Washington Ave, 1897-1982, Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge Architects
  3. Lion Gas Building, 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. Anthony’s 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 Building, 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 Building (Mississippi Valley Building), S.W. corner Broadway & Olive, 1907-1980. William Sylvester Eames & Thomas Crane Young, Architects
  6. Union Electric Co. of Missouri Building, 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 Building, 10 N. 12th St. 1930-extant. Klipstien & Rathmann Architects
  2. Buder Building (Missouri Pacific Building), 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