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  Public Buildings Commission Chartered
Brief Description:  Created in 1904 to provide architectural improvements to the public landscape, the Public Buildings Commission was headed by three prominent St. Louis architects: John Mauran, William Eames, and Albert Groves. The commission┬┤s first assignment was to design a new municipal courthouse near the City Hall, as well as a civic center in the area west of Twelfth Street, between Clark Street and Washington Avenue. They proposed their "Municipal Court and Public Parkway" scheme. By preserving existing buildings and leveling others, they created a block-wide landscaped parkway running between City Hall and the new courthouse, one block to the west. The parkway extended south to a domed "Executive Building" and north to to a new public library on the site of the existing Exposition Building.
Year:  1904
Decade:  1900 - 1909
Beginning Date:    1902
Event Description:  

Eames, William S.
Groves, Albert B.
Mauran, John Lawrence

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