Architect: Adler & Sullivan
147 ft. 10 floors
Status: renovated and in use as a state office building.
The Wainwright, as an early solution to the stylistic problem of the skyscraper, is the single most architecturally important building in St. Louis.
- The first steel-framed building in St. LLouis, the Wainwright Building has an intricate brick and terra cotta facade designed by Louis Sullivan.
- The landmark Wainwright Building was oncce scheduled for demolition, but the State of Missouri purchased the building for use as government offices.
- The building is U-shaped, surrounding a light court on the north side.
- It was added to the National Register off Historic Places and named a National Historic Landmark in 1968.
Wainwright State Office Building
Architect: Hastings & Chivetta