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Name:  Olive Street Terra Cotta District
Address:  600-622 Olive Street
Year:  1910
Architectural Firm/Architect:  Curtiss, Levy and Groves
Standard Architectural Styles:  Beaux Arts Classicism
Front facade:  Terra Cotta
Property Type Codes:  Commercial building, business district
District: National Register Historic District

"The Olive Street Terra Cotta District is a group of four early 20th century commercial buildings all standing on the south side of the 600 block of Olive Street in the heart of St. Louis´ central business district. Constructed between 1910-1921 for office and retail use, the buildings are four and six stories high and front one to four bays on Olive Street. They feature steel or reinforced concrete frames with terra cotta sheathed facades articulated in variants of the Chicago Commercial style. The buildings have survived in remarkably good condition with alterations generally confined to street level storefronts. The District streetscape is interrupted by two intrusions, a parking garage and a small commercial building." [From the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as prepared by Mary M. Stiritz, research associate, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc., February, 1985.]

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Boyd´s #2
Tower Building



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