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Name:    Preisler, Ernst
Profession:  Architect
Category:  Architecture
Description:    Ernst Preisler was an architect who received a number of important commissions, including the 1907 Carondelet Branch Library and the Regent Hotel at 14th and Chestnut (demolished). He designed 12 houses in the Compton Heights neighborhood, as well as numerous medium-priced houses and flats for real estate investors.

Trained in both architecture and engineering at the Imperial Technicum in Vienna, Preisler worked as an engineer for the Austrian Government Railroad Service before coming to the United States in 1877. His position as engineer and supervisor of buildings and bridges for the Frisco Railroad brought him to St. Louis in 1887. Preisler established an independent practice as an architect in 1892.

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