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Name:  Sanitol Building
Address:  4252-54 Laclede Building
Year:  1906
Architectural Firm/Architect:  George W. Hellmuth
Standard Architectural Styles:  Classic Revival
Front facade:  Terra Cotta
Property Type Codes:  Factory
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
"The 1906 Sanitol Building is a good representative example of an early twentieth century St. Louis light manufacturing building designed in the Classical Revival tradition. Architect George W. Hellmuth employed a restrained yet sophisticated design admirably suited to the dual purposes of manufacturing and corporate headquarters. The building features strong rhythms of round arches in a arcade effect, unusually fine brickwork and ornamental entrances. COMMERCE: The building was constructed as offices and factory for the Sanitol Chemical Laboratory Company. Incorporated in 1897, the company occupied the building from 1907 through 1922, during which time it gained nationwide recognition for dentifrice, its chief product, and for innovative organizational and marketing concepts that helped St. Louis maintain its leading role in the drug industry." [From the nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as prepared by Cynthia Hill Longwisch, researcher, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc. May, 7, 1985.]

Hellmuth, George



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