Vince's St. Louis:
B104 - Merchants Laclede Building

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Merchants Laclede Building Built: 1889
Architect: Stephen D. Hatch
128 ft. 8 floors

- This landmark building is being converteed into the 195-room Hilton St. Louis Downtown during 2004-2005.

- It was added to the National Register off Historic Places in 1998. The Merchant´s Laclede building stands at the center of a large cluster of architecturally significant buildings that run from Walnut to Lucas Avenue, and are bounded by Broadway and Fourth Street.

- The building is of Greek revival design,, with beige granite on the first two floors and soft red sandstone and brick above. Its corner round tower with round glass is an important feature. Inside is white marble.
The renovation has converted the original safes to usable rooms
(a gift shop and office center)

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