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Later The Original Restaurant
2217 Olive Street
Demolished, 2009

The small 2-story Olive Street building housing "The Original Restaurant - Established 1905" was originally a residence, renovated in 1929 for commercial use. It

suffered a roof collapse in 2009, and was demolished that fall. Ghost signs on the west wall advertised cheesburgers, hamburgers, cake, pie, ham, spare ribs, shrimps, chops, and fish. A patterned cornice, white glazed brick patterns, and a crenelated roofline added interest to an otherwise plain brick building.

Hamilton Brown Shoe Factory
2031 Olive Street
Architect: Isaac Taylor

One of several Hamilton-Brown factories operating during St. Louis's heyday as a center for shoemaking. Hamilton-Brown moved out in 1924, and was followed by hat and glove makers.

  • National Register nomination form
  • National Electric Company
    2011 Olive Street

    A limestone block with fairly stock Art Deco detailing.

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