Monday, March 24, 2008

North County Modernist Office Building

While I once detested Modernist architecture in my more strident days, through visiting BELT and Built St. Louis, I have gained an appreciation for the 1950's buildings in St. Louis. Perhaps it's also due to the fact that St. Louis has some of the best examples of the period compared to other cities I've lived in, such as Baltimore and DC, which have exceedingly ugly mid-century construction.This office building, at the end of Bermuda Road, is a great example of the unity of older materials such as brick with newer, "space age" materials as aluminum windows, and those strange fins on the second floor.The simply, geometric brickwork reminds me of the recently demolished River Roads Mall.The building is for sale, if you want it. Check out an aerial view here.

1 comment:

  1. This used to be the headquarters for Universal Match. Later it was converted to a church!


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