Vince's St. Louis:
B54 - Board of Education Building



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Board of Education Building Built: 1891-1893
Architect: Issac S. Taylor
117 ft. 7 floors
Originally built as the city's public library, till the present building further west was constructed in the 1910s.
The Board of Education departed for financial reasons, citing the cost of installing modern elevators (the current ones still require an operator!)
and central air conditioning -- after having the windows and portions of the facade cleaned and painted only three months earlier.
The building went up for sale around 2000. After a few vacant years, it is currently (early 2005) being renovated as condominiums.

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