Tour: Lindell Boulevard Goes Modern (Again and Again)

We’re please to collaborate with Modern STL to provide this tour:


May 10, 2014
10:00 AM
Meet at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, Lindell entrance
$5 for Modern STL non-members (free for members); funds benefit Modern STL’s preservation efforts

Every St. Louisan knows Lindell Boulevard, but they might not always look close enough to seethe wide array of modern architecture tucked between the revival-style apartment towers and mansions. Between 1939 and 1977, Lindell Boulevard was reshaped through the construction of major and minor modern works, ranging from the jet-set Optimist Club Building (1962; Schwarz & Van Hoefen) to the elliptical AAA Building (W.A. Sarmiento, 1976). Today, Lindell again is caught up in the city’s efforts to remake itself, with some modern gems polished to shine again while others are threatened in the name of progress. Architectural historian and Preservation Research Office Director Michael R. Allen and blogger and photographer extraordinaire Toby Weiss team up to tell the architectural tale of Lindell’s evolution.