The City of Saint Louis of To-Day; Its Progress and Prospects

The City of Saint Louis of To-Day; Its Progress and Prospects

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...to the top story, whose steps are of marble. The entrance--corridor walls and ceiling--are in panel work of marble. The lavatory is on the eighth floor, finished in marble, brass and quartered oak; in utility and taste it is not excelled. The American Express Co., and the Wells-Fargo Express Co., have taken a ten years' lease on the first floor, and use it as one general oflice. There are fifty office apartments in the five stories next above the Express office, the rentals of which amount to $25,000.00 annually. The American Central Insurance Company occupies the entire seventh story, which is splendidly lighted, and is the largest single office occupied by any business concern in this city, if not in the West. The building is thoroughly fire proof. Such eligibility in the plan and beauty of details in an office building are most creditable to the architect and builder. THE BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDING. This elegant and attractive structure, north-east corner of Olive street and Broadway, was built and is owned by the bank, which occupies the first floor. The sixty office rooms--contained in the seven stories above--are convenient and tasteful. The building is of white marble, completely fire proof, and finished in antique oak. It is supplied with Hale elevators, and is a model building. Its cost was about a quarter million dollars. THE COMMERCIAL BUILDING. This grand and imposing structure, erected on the southeast corner of Sixth and Olive streets, by the "Commercial Building Company of Saint Louis," (a Chicago syndicate) is eight stories in height, exclusive of basement. It has a frontage on Olive street of 127 feet, and on Sixth of 116 feet. The construction of this building is of the very best character in design, workmanship and...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614569
  • 9781236614568