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Name:  St. Louis Post-Dispatch Building
Address:  1139 Olive
Year:  1916
Architectural Firm/Architect:  Barnett, Haynes & Barnett
Standard Architectural Styles:  Beaux Arts Classicism
Property Type Codes:  Commercial building, business district
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
"When opened in 1917, the building became home to the leading newspaper in St. Louis, the sixth largest city in the United States. The growth of the paper had already warranted three previous moves from smaller buildings (all since demolished) and required the construction of this eight-story building. While in the building at 1139 Olive Street, the paper became widely recognized as a forerunner of "crusading journalism" investigating and exposing many of political and community issues of the time. In 1922 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Building was home to St. LouisĀ“ first broadcast radio station, KSD, which was owned by the Post-Dispatch. Later (1938) the Post-Dispatch was the first in the world to publish a daily paper by radio. The importance of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Building is further magnified by the fact that it is one of only tree remaining historic newspaper buildings in a city with strong journalistic heritage." [From the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as prepared by Karen Bode Baxter, architectural historian, and Timothy P. Maloney, research associate, November, 2000.]

Barnett, George Dennis
Barnett, Haynes & Barnett,
Haynes, John Ignatius



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