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Name:  Roberts, Johnson & Rand/International Shoe Complex
Address:  Mississippi and Hickory Streets
Year:  1903
Architectural Firm/Architect:  Theodore C. Link
Front facade:  Brick, common bond
Property Type Codes:  Factory
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Ward:  6
Neighborhood:  32
"Constructed between 1903 and 1922, the Roberts, Johnson & Rand/International Shoe Company Complex is a group of five red brick industrial buildings (one to five stories high) located on the northwest corner of Mississippi Avenue and Hickory. The buildings are associated with a significant period of growth of St. Louis´ leading early twentieth century industry, boots and shoes. Between 1900 and 1922, St. Louis evolved from a distribution center for eastern made shoes to the nation´s foremost center of shoe manufacturing. Within this period, the Roberts, Johnson & Rand/International Shoe Company emerged as the largest single shoe manufacturing company in the country and an important contributor to St. Louis´ economy." [From the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as prepared by Mary M. Stiritz, research associate, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc. June, 1984.

International Shoe Company Building



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