Friday, March 11, 2011

Modernist Bank Re-Skin, Webster Groves

I strongly suspected that this building, a bank, received its arcaded front some time in the 1960's. The brick wall just looked older, or not quite right.Ah ha, looking at the wall facing the alley, you can see a dentilated cornice, that reveals that this bank was once constructed in a different style.


  1. That building might have a time capsule from the 1970s. I guess that is the reason why it has a modernist look.

  2. Well I have to correct myself. The time capsule is buried across Lockwood at the US Bank. It was buried in 1973 and set to open in 2053.


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