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Name:    Hoener, Baum & Froese
Profession:  Architect
Category:  Architecture
Detailed Description:
Hoener, Baum & Froese brought multiple talents to Depression-era St. Louis. P. John Hoener, a member of the Better Housing Committee organized in 1930 by Neighborhood Association, was also in touch with affordable housing efforts throughout the country. A St. Louis native, Hoener attended Washington University before drafting experience from 1904 to 1912 with Barnett, Haynes & Barnett. Albert H. Baum, Jr. attended Washington University’s celebrated Manual Training School before receiving his B.S. in Civil Engineering. After a stint in Germany and Switzerland, Baum returned to St. Louis where he worked for the Street Department. Baum joined the office of William B. Ittner in 1910, then left in 1919 to form Hoener & Baum. Polish-born Ewald R. Froese attended the School Fine Arts at Washington University, the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in New York City in addition to extensive study and travel in Europe before joining the firm in 1921. The trio’s most interesting work in relationship to the masterful Neighborhood Gardens Apartments from 1935 is the Eden Publishing Company on Chouteau at Dolman designed in 1932.

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