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Name:  Old Strassberger Music Conservatory Building
Address:  Grand and Shenandoah
Architectural Firm/Architect:  Architect - Otto J. Wilhe
The Strassberger Conservatory of Music was founded in 1886 by Clemens Strassberger in his home in north St. Louis. Continued growth made larger quarters necessary and, in 1892, the music school was relocated to 2335 Warren Street. A year later another move was made to a larger building at 22nd Street and St. Louis Avenue. A south side branch was opened in 1901 at Grand and Cleveland Avenues and, three years later, the subject building at Grand and Shenandoah was erected.

This structure provided specially designed practice rooms for individual and group musical instruction and a commodious hall or ballroom on the second floor of the two story portion on Shenandoah Avenue. On the third floor of the corner section is a decorative arcaded architectural treatment with an entablature crowned with a balustrade and an armorial cartouche. The first floor is largely occupied by stores surrounding the building lobby.

Haeseler, H.
Strassberger, Clemens
Wilhelmi, Otto J.



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