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Wainwright Building

St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri
County of St. Louis (City).
709 Chestnut Street
National Register Number: 68000054
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - professional. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MO-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Office Building.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 23, 1968):
Built in 1890-91 for a wealthy St. Louis brewer, this ten story, iron and steel frame structure is a highly influential prototype of the modern office building. Its design represents architect Louis Sullivan's (1856-1924) most thorough attempt to create a special form appropriate to the multi-story office block.

Security for the building was increased after September 11, 2001.

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