Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Have You Seen Me?: Star Furniture
Another great resource found in old newspapers is the Real Estate section, which published photos and architectural drawings of new buildings every Sunday. Here's a sketch by architect Benjamin Shapiro of the store he designed for Star Furniture, which was officially completed in January 1936 at a cost of about $100,000. It's still standing somewhere in St. Louis. Anyone recognize it? I've got no prizes to give away at this point, but isn't showing off your arcane knowledge its own reward?