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Location: 1840 Hogan Street, St. Louis, Missouri
Date of Construction: 1889 (extant)
Architects: William Schickel (building), Joseph Conradi (spire)
Sculptor: Joseph Conradi
Obituary of Joseph Conradi
from the Los Angeles Evening Herald And Express, 1936-11-17, page 1.
Joseph Conradi, famous sculptor and once known as the leading church architect west of the Mississippi river, died last night at the Methodist hospital following a long illness, it was revealed today.
Famed for his work on the Congressional library in Washington, D. C., Mr. Conradi was known in Los Angeles as the sculptor for St. Vincent’s church, the Edward L. Doheny sr. Memorial library at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles city hall and the Bank of America building.
Born in 1867 in Berne, Switzerland, Mr. Conradi studied his art in Florence and Rome. He came to the United States 49 years ago as instructor in the Academy of Design in New York city. Twelve years ago the renowned architect and sculptor came to Los Angeles. He lived at 422 West Twenty-seventh street.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna M. Conradi, three daughters, Dr. Marie Conradi and Miss Elsa Conradi of Los Angeles, and Mrs. B. M. Keene of St. Louis; and three sons, Joseph Conradi, Leo Conradi and William Conradi, all of St. Louis.
Requiem mass will be said Thursday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Vincent’s church by Father Lavelle. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Services are under the direction of Cunningham & O’Connor mortuary.