Saint Louis University Museum of Art

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Saint Louis University Museum of Art
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Location Central West End, St. Louis Missouri
Coordinates 38°38′19.19″N 90°14′2.82″W / 38.6386639°N 90.2341167°W / 38.6386639; -90.2341167Coordinates: 38°38′19.19″N 90°14′2.82″W / 38.6386639°N 90.2341167°W / 38.6386639; -90.2341167
Built 1899
Built for St. Louis Club
Type Structure
Reference No. 21
Saint Louis University Museum of Art is located in Missouri
Saint Louis University Museum of Art
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Location of Saint Louis University Museum of Art in Missouri

The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is the formal art museum for Saint Louis University. It is located at 3663 Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri and is also known as O'Donnell Hall.

The building[edit]

Constructed in 1899, the four story Beaux Arts building originally served as the home of the St. Louis Club. The principal architect of the building is Arthur Dillon of the New York firm Friedlander who included a bowling alley and swimming pool in the basement.

After a fire in 1925, the F. W. Woolworth Company bought the building and converted it into offices which served as the regional headquarters for the company.[1] Saint Louis University purchased the building from Woolworth and used it for classrooms until they converted it to a museum in 1998. It is a designated historic landmark.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ St. Louis (Then & Now) By David A. Lossos. Page 96. 2005. ISBN 0-7385-3955-4

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