63122 - (former) Kirkwood, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 34.929 W 090° 24.347
15S E 725970 N 4273600
Quick Description: Solid front was remodeled into glass store fronts with 3 bays...original was solid front for post office.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2019 7:23:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM10EZ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of building: St. Louis County
Location of building: E. Jefferson Dr., 1st address E. of Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood
Built: 1942
Style: Commercial
Original Occupant: United States Post Office
Current Occupant: 110: paperdolls; 112: finders keepers; 114: TRIM • a hair salon

110-114 E. Jefferson. Post Office Building. 1942; 1962 renovation. Architect, unknown. Contractor, unknown. Contributing.
The Post Office Building is a long one story, multicolored, red brick commercial building with a flat parapet that is divided by the brick piers into three, aluminum framed storefront bays. The canvas awning currently runs the length of the building just below a plain parapet. 1962 plans and a permit by Pearce and Pearce (the same firm was working down the block as well on an addition to the library) are on file at city hall, showing the conversion of this from the post office to retail use. They show the interior changes and east storefront bay addition which was carefully blended with matching brick into the existing façade and simply added the east bay, corner pier, as well as a display window on the east side wall. These changes were made during the period of significance, and reflect the increased demands for retail spaces in the growing business district. The parking lot on the side of the building has historically been associated with this building since the construction of the post office and as such is a contributing feature in the district." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

Type of structure:: Stand Alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 63122

Current Status:: Former Historic Location

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