Name: Union Trust Company
Address: 303 N. 7th
Architectural Firm/Architect: Adler & Sullivan/C.Ramsey
Standard Architectural Styles: Sullivanesque
Front facade: Brick, common bond
Property Type Codes: Tall Office building, Sullivanesque
Dimensions: 14 stories
Alterations: Matching wing added to north side, and attic by Eames and Young in 1905. First story storefronts and main entry have been modified in 1924; second story originally had large porthole windows. The Olive Street entrance was reconstructed in the late 1980´s by St. Louis architect Karl Landsberg, using come of Sullivan´s unique terra cotta designs saved when the second story was altered.
Designation: City Landmark, National Register of Historic Places,
Designed by Adler and Sullivan, with St. Louis architect Charles Ramsey, the 14-story Union Trust Company building was owned by a syndicate of Chicago investors. At its completion, it was the tallest building in St. Louis. The roof was designed as an observatory, later used as a beer garden. [p.42]
The building is characterized by vertical pilasters running to arched twelfth floor windows. Above this, the upper two floors are richly ornamented in the Sullivan sytle and are capped by a large cornice.
site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and