Tuesday, May 6, 2008

United Bags Company

This great ensemble of buildings anchors North Broadway in front of the St. Louis Market--the real market in the city where produce is delivered and sold to grocery stores and the like.The current occupant of the three buildings is a bag company of some sort.The street wall is well preserved along this stretch, giving a sense, at least to the east, of a thriving city.While I don't necessarily approve of the red aluminum in the windows, I am glad to see that the buildings are occupied. The bronze cornice brackets are particularly wonderful features. These buildings may have originally been early refrigerated warehouses for the city.See an aerial view here.

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