Saint Louis in Independence County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Merchant Laclede Building
The building was designed for the banks in the area during the 1880s when the St. Louis economy surged. By 1890, St. Louis’ population grew to fifth largest in the nation.
Notice the decorative terra cotta relief panels with varied designs accenting the building. Look closely at one of the panels high above Olive Street for particularly mischievous subject matter.
Location. 38° 37.645′ N, 90° 11.281′ W. Marker is in Saint Louis, Missouri, in Independence County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Street and Olive Street, on the left when traveling north on North 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (within shouting distance of this marker); La Rue Missouri (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Pulitzer (about 700 feet away); Dred and Harriet Scott The Gateway Arch (approx. ¼ mile away); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (approx. ¼ mile away); Rue de l’Eglise (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Judge Coffee Bldg. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Louis.
Also see . . . Merchants Laclede Building - City Landmark #95. The building is of Greek Revival design, with beige granite on the first two floors and soft red sandstone and brick above. (Submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.