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Name:    Wainwright, Ellis
Category:  Architecture
Description:    Ellis Wainwright was one of the City’s first brewers, establishing the Fulton Brewery in 1831. The brewery was tremendously successful, and Wainwright became on the wealthiest men in St. Louis in the mid-1800s. By the 1890s, the family businesses were run by his son, Ellis Jr., who commissioned Louis Sullivan to build the landmark Wainwright Building downtown.

Structures & Places
Wainwright Building
Wainwright Tomb

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