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1700 block south 1700 block north - King Bee Building 1600 block north - Business Products Center 1500 block south - Washington Square Building 1500 block north - International Shoe Company 1400 blocks - Monkey Building; Washington Building; ect. 1300 block south - Knickerbocker; Lesan-Gould; etc. 1300 block north - Fashion Square 1200 block south - Rudman on the Park, etc. 1200 block north - 1209, 1227 Washington 1100 block south - A.D. Brown, etc. 1100 block north - Hadley Square; Days Inn; Trendmasters 1000 block south - the Merchandise Mart 1000 block north - Bee Hat Co., etc. 900 block north - Lammert Building; Hotel Lennox 800 block south - the Gateway Hotel 500-600 blocks north - Dillards, etc. 400 blocks - Missouri Athletic Club, etc.

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circa 1915

405 Washington Avenue

Missouri Athletic Club
Architect: William B. Ittner w/ George Brueggeman, 1914

While most of the Avenue went up as commercial ventures, this stalwart building serves the Missouri Athletic Club. It is a mid-career work by the same architect who designed dozens of St. Louis school buildings.

The Missouri Athletic Club today stands isolated from historic context. Newer construction and parking lots have replaced everything around it, and an interstate overpass surrounds the next block of Washington Avenue as it approaches the Eads Bridge.


  • National Register of Historic Places nomination form (PDF file)
  • Missouri Athletic Club web site

  • Summer 2001

    November 2008

    A postcard view looking west toward 4th Street. Though the Athletic Club and the white building across the street still stand, most of the other buildings seen here are gone.