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Lewis and Clark Branch Library
10229 Lewis & Clark Boulevard - North County
Architect: Frederick Dunn, 1963

Stained Glass: Emil Frei Co.

A handsomely simple glass and brick box, enlivened by an Emil Frei stained glass composition in shades of white, red, yellow and gray. The stained glass combines geometric patterns with images associated with the frontier experienced by the building's namesakes, whose exploratory mission launched just a few miles from this spot. Figures include Sacagawea, a buffalo, and Lewis and Clark themselves.

The Lewis and Clark Library came to public attention in 2009, when plans for its eventual demolition were announced under the St. Louis County Library system's long-term facilities plan. No specific demolition or replacement plan is in place as of 2012, but it is disheartening that a building of such merit could be so summarily dismissed.

Other Frederick Dunn buildings include:

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • Faith-Salem Church
  • Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood
  • Watson Terrace Christian Church
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