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Dr. Leo M. Shanley Building
7800 Maryland Avenue - downtown Clayton
Architect: Harris Armstrong

This dentist's office building is one of the earliest Modernist buildings in the St. Louis area. Finished in stuccoed concrete, it strives to achieve a purity of forms -- absolute, unblemished geometric shapes, overlapping and intertwining.

The building remains in use as office space today. Architect Harris Armstrong was one of the city's greatest Modernist designers; several of his buildings still dot the cityscape.

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