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J.C. Penney Co. Warehouse Building - St. Louis, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 37.486 W 090° 12.139
15S E 743552 N 4278851
Quick Description: Built in 1928 as a warehouse for the J.C. Penney Company, the building now is a hotel and luxury condominiums.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2006 9:09:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMB07
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wilsonjw
Views: 118

Long Description:
Located at the corner of 14th Street and Spruce Street, this building was originally built as a distribution center for J. C. Penney Company in 1928. It was donated to the University of Missouri in the 1960's, and eventually leased to the Edison Brothers Store in 1967. Edison Brothers commissioned Richard Haas of New York to cover three sides of the building in a trompe l' oeil mural. The building is 13 stories and has been converted to a hotel and condominiums after its use as a warehouse was discontinued in 1994.
Street address:
400 S. 14th St.
St. Louis, Missouri


County / Borough / Parish: St. Louis (Independent City)

Year listed: 1998

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Warehouse and current large mural

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Warehouse/Distribution Center for J.C. Penney Co

Current function: Hotel & Condominiums

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Primary Web Site: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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