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Name:  Lincoln Trust Building
Address:  706 Chestnut
Year:  1898
Architectural Firm/Architect:  Eames and Young
Standard Architectural Styles:  Renaissance Revival
Front facade:  Terra Cotta
Property Type Codes:  Commercial building, business district
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
"The Lincoln Trust/Title Guaranty Building of 1898 is significant as an outstanding late nineteenth century skyscraper designed by the St. Louis firm of Eames & Young. Although it is an effective variation on Adler & Sullivan´s prototypical expression of verticality [the Wainwright] built six years earlier directly across the street, the rich terra cotta ornament in Renaissance style and the H-shaped plan of the Lincoln Trust Building represent Eames & Young´s own distinctive taste and skill in design. The history of the building and its early tenants reflects the spectacular economic development of post-Civil War St. Louis along with the corruption and resulting reform efforts elaborated by Lincoln Steffens which accompanied this dynamic and unregulated growth." [From the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as prepared by Jane M. Porter, researcher, and Carolyn Hewes Toft, executive director, July, 1981.]

Eames, William S.



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