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Name:  Kiel Opera House
Address:  1400 Market Street
Year:  1932
Architectural Firm/Architect:  LaBeaume and Klein
Standard Architectural Styles:  Art Deco
Front facade:  Stone, artificial
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
"Kiel Opera House is a grand limestone-clad civic facility built between 1932-1934 in an Art Deco interpretation of the Classical Revival Style. Its construction was the culmination of thirty years of planning for a public buildings group in downtown St. Louis. In addition, the Opera House is significant as the community┬┤s major performing arts center for the first thirty years of its existence. Both the Opera House and Auditorium were shut down in 1991. At the present time, the original section of Kiel Opera House is vacant and unutilized." [From the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as prepared by Lynne Josse, research associate, October, 1999.]

Brussel, Hugues
Viterbo, Lionel R.

Kiel Opera House
Kiel Opera House



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