Chase Park Plaza Hotel
|Park Plaza Hotel|
View of the Chase Park Plaza from north on Kingshighway Boulevard
|Location||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Preston J. Bradshaw|
The Chase Park Plaza, located at 212 N. Kingshighway in the Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri, is a combination of two buildings housing a condominium tower (known as the Park Plaza), hotel (known as the Chase Hotel), cinema, and several restaurants and bars, all constructed between 1920 and 1930. The hotel replaced nearby Buckingham Hotel as the most affluent hotel in the city for some time. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has accepted Chase Park Plaza Hotel to be part of the Historic Hotels of America.
Wrestling at the Chase
The Chase was also famous for hosting a wrestling program called Wrestling at the Chase shown on KPLR-TV channel 11, whose operations were in the hotel and the adjoining Chase Apartments, all owned by Harold Koplar. Many famous wrestlers, including St. Louis native, Lou Thesz, and Buddy Rogers wrestled on the program.
- O'Connor, Candace (2005). Meet Me in the Lobby: the Story of Harold Koplar and the Chase Park Plaza. St. Louis: Virginia Publishing Co. ISBN 1-891442-32-5.