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Name:  Union Trust Company
Address:  303 N. 7th
Year:  1893
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,
Ward:  7
Neighborhood:  35
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.

Sullivan, Louis Henri

St. Louis: Landmarks and Historic Districts 2002



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