Built St. Louis
Dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture in St. Louis, Missouri


The Tums factory building - downtown's first Modernist design.

Endangered and Lost:
Crumbling Landmarks Crumbling Landmarks
Major buildings in neglect... and danger.

Vanished Buildings

Vanished Buildings
Notable buildings demolished since 1995.

Recalled to Life

Recalled to Life
Major buildings pulled from abandonment - fifteen and counting.

On the Road in New Orleans

On the Road in New Orleans
A report on the state of New Orleans, 16 months after the hurricanes.
    Current issues
  • Blairmont: Developer Paul McKee has announced grandiose plans for his north side holdings, but a pattern of neglect tells a different story.
  • Mullanphy Immigrant Home: Donations are still needed to keep this near north landmark standing.
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  • You can help support Built St. Louis's efforts to document and advocate for the city! Learn more here.

Coming up: JeffVanderLou revamped; Tower Grove South; and more.

Tours by Location:

Historic Downtown

The Central Corridor
Tours from the central east-west axis of the city: Downtown, Midtown, Washington Avenue and more.

What's Wrong With This Riverfront?

The Mississippi River
A grand tour of the riverfront, from downtown to both ends of the city.

The North Side

The North Side
Urban devastation and surprising resilliance in the city's northern half.

The South Side

The South Side
Grit and charm in the city's southern half.

East St. Louis

Metro East
East St. Louis and many points beyond.
Tours by Building Type:

The Ittner/Milligan Legacy

The Ittner/Milligan Legacy
Dozens of handsome school buildings from two prolific architects.

St. Louis Churches

St. Louis Churches
Steeples, spires, and sancturies punctuate the cityscape.

Modernism

The Beauty of Modernism
The next great preservation battle will be for the legacy of MidCentury Modernism. The time to start looking is now.

The Industrial City

The Industrial City
Magnificent sites across the region bear witness to St. Louis's history as a former titan of industry.

Wonderous Anachronisms

Infrastructure
Historic standpipes, trans-Mississippi bridges, and buildings in the middle of the river.

Cityscapes

Cityscapes
A depository for the occasional wide views of St. Louis and its skyline that are posted to the site.