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City Hall, 6801 Delmar, University City, St. Louis County, MO



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Item Title


Location
6801 Delmar, University City, MO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MO-249
Building/structure dates: 1903 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: The City Hall of University City, a five-story octagonal structure, was built in 1903 to serve as the executive building for the corporations of Edward Gardner Lewis, the founder of the city. University City acquired the building in a trade for the old City Hall on May 15, 1930. It was appraised at $855,000 and was dedicated as the official headquarters of the City on November 1, 1930. The building was designed by Herbert C. Chivers, who described its design as "the only strictly monumental office building in the world." Subsequently, the name of the architect has been chiseled from the cornerstone.

Subjects
City & Town Halls


Related Names
Chivers, Herbert C.
Black Brothers
Olt, Ralph
White, James


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Main elevation
3. Close-up of entrance and lion statues
4. Lion statues at entrance in profile
5. Close-up of cornice
6. First floor lobby and grand staircase 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negative
7. Grand staircase
8. View looking up grand staircase 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negative
9. View looking down grand staircase 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negative
11. Detailed view of second floor gallery railing and top of stairs
12. City managers office 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negative
13. Fireplace in room adjoining the City manager's office 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 negative


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