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Murphy Building
??? Collinsville Avenue
Architect: ?

The renovation of the Majestic Theatre will be a half-hearted victory, if steps are not taken to preserve its next door neighbor. The Murphy Building, a grandly-ornamented Beaux Arts office tower, is quite literally falling down. Fortunately, the worst decay seems to be confined to the rear annex, which could easily be demolished while maintaining the more significant Collinsville Avenue facade. But whether any of this will ever happen seems very much in the air. Incentives to build office space in East St. Louis seem few and far between.

Link: Murphy Building at Ecology of Absence.

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