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?

15 comments:

Michael Allen said...

Jay's International Market on South Grand.

Michael Allen said...

By the way, the Star Furniture building has what may be the only surviving instance of chromium terra cotta in St. Louis.

Darren Snow said...

We have a winner! Michael Allen knows his South Side. I'll have to take a look at that chromium terra cotta next time I hit up Jay's for some fish sauce.

Anonymous said...

Ben Shapiro was my father's Uncle. A wonderful man -- a real Mench. Glad to see his work is still appreciated. His "New Gates at the New Mt. Sinai Cemetery" on 8430 Gravois should be placed on the National Historic Register soon as seen in today's Post-Dispatch (10/6/05).
Elaine "Krawll" Brodsky

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Marcellg said...

I went there to buy garden furniture it is still a grand building.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the NHS and Bupa do with all their old hospital furniture? They must auction it off somewhere.
I work for a theatre and we need for some new props for a hospital based play by the way.

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And if you don't live near star furniture, be sure to check out the online furniture store FurnitureFromHome.com. Furniture From Home offers a full line of quality furnishings, including executive desks.

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