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Admiral Reaping Scrap Windfall

by Michael R. Allen St. Louis Marine, owner of the S.S. Admiral, got lucky: the company is scrapping out the mostly-metal boat at a time when scrap value is up. According to one observer, the scrap weight of the Admiral … Continue reading

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S.S. Admiral, RIP

by Michael R. Allen Soon the S.S. Admiral’s streamline, art moderne superstructure may be converted into cold hard cash at the going rates as high as $300 a ton. As soon as next week the old boat may be towed … Continue reading

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S.S. Admiral on the River in the 1940s

by Michael R. Allen This photograph depicts the S.S. Admiral cruising the Mississippi River in the early 1940s, not long after its reconstruction.  Built first in 1907 as the S.S. Albatross, the rechristened Admiral had a capacity of 4,400 passengers … Continue reading

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S.S. Admiral Offered on eBay

Vintage postcard view of the Admiral, which was rebuilt as an art deco entertainment palace around 1940. The S.S. Admiral is being offered for sale via an eBay auction. The “buy it now” and starting bid price are the same: … Continue reading

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State Court Ruling on the Admiral Hull

by Michael R. Allen The state appeals court ruled today that the Missouri Gaming Commission acted “without sufficient process” when it ruled that Pinnacle Entertainments could “neither repair nor replace” the President Casino, better known as the S.S. Admiral. After … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Reading

by Michael R. Allen Francine Stock’s excellent Regional Modernism reports that St. Louis is not the only city taking aim at the work of New Orleans modernist Charles Colbert. Colbert’s hometown wants to level the playing field: the Recovery School … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Chief: S.S. Admiral Has "A Few Years Left"

by Michael R. Allen Yesterday’s article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the fate of the S.S. Admiral (“Boat my move north” by Gail Appleson) reported on both the short-term and long-term fates of the Art Moderne vessel. Pinnacle Entertainment, … Continue reading

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Pinnacle Third Quarter Report Mentions Admiral Relocation

by Michael R. Allen Pinnacle’s third quarter earnings report, released yeterday, contains this sentence: The Company is evaluating the feasibility, subject to gaming commission and other regulatory approvals, of relocating The Admiral Riverboat Casino to another location within the city … Continue reading

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A is Not for the Admiral

by Michael R. Allen While Missouri Proposition A is not directly about historic preservation, there is a preservation-related consequence: the shuttering of the S.S. Admiral on the St. Louis riverfront. First built in 1907 and rebuilt to jazz-age standards in … Continue reading

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