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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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March 2001


September 2006


September 2006


November 2005


May 2004. Signs read, floor by floor:
7: ?
6: ...ndy Clayton - Mfrs. of Sportswear
5: lost
4: Bee "Popularity" Gloves(?). Headwear and Hunting.
3: Bee "Popularity" Caps - Caps of Distinction.
2: Custom Made Bee Felt Hats.
1: Ber-Neu Leather Goods.


November 2008: Bee Hat Company - Hats, Caps and Gloves


December 2007 - Bee Hat Lofts; Paperdolls; The Dubliner.

1021 Washington Avenue

Bee Hat Lofts
Originally: 11th Street Realty Company1
Later: Bee Hat Company Building
Architect: Isaac Taylor, 1899

Originally constructed for a real estate company, 1021 housed at least two different shoe companies in its early decades. The Bee Hat Company moved in in 1944, using the building for warehousing and sales2. In 2000 they moved out. Remediation and renovation began in 2005, converting the building to residential units with two retail spaces on the street. The renovation also included night lighting of the building's cornice, and the return of a pipe system that blows steam out of the mouths of the second-story decorative lion heads.

It's easily the most pruriently appealing building on the avenue. Don't stare, fellahs!

Links:

  • National Register of Historic Places nomination for Washington Avenue east of Tucker.