St. Louis Building Arts Foundation

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The St. Louis Building Arts Foundation started as the personal collecting hobby of Larry Giles, a historic preservationist in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.[1]

The foundation removes architecturally significant pieces of historic buildings in the St. Louis region before they are demolished. They also collect before major renovations are made to historic structures. Columns, beams, facades, and other architectural elements were stored in a number of warehouse spaces around St. Louis for a number of years. In 2007, the collection was consolidated and relocated to Sauget, Illinois in the former Sterling Steel Casting foundry property.[2] The foundation hopes to one day show their collection to the general public in a National Building Arts Center.

National Building Arts Center[edit]

In the original plans for the Gateway Arch, there was an idea to include an architecture museum on the Illinois side of the river.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greene, Lynnda. "A Conversation with Larry Giles". St. Louis Magazine. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Greene, Lynnda. "A Conversation with Larry Giles". St. Louis Magazine. Retrieved 21 November 2017. 

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