Union Trust Building--St. Louis

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Education Professor
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Union Trust Building--St. Louis

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I have a friend who worked for 10 years in an Adler & Sullivan building (the Union Trust Building) in St Louis. This building was completed in 1892 about the time Wright was employed by Sullivan. At the top of the stairwell is an unusual piece of triangular ironwork. Could this ironwork have been designed by Wright?

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ID and password required for your link. You'll get more responses if we can see what you're referring to.

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My apologies for the faulty link. I'm having difficulty attaching the photo from my PC desktop picture file.....suggestions are welcome and appreciated

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Thanks for your help SDR......hopefully this will work:

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Thanks for the image, E P. I don't see that as Wright's work -- and I doubt that it dates to 1902. I wonder what was there when the building was built. It may have been a grillework that was later damaged, or "liberated," and had to be replaced -- in the 'thirties or 'forties, I would guess. . .

What do others think ?

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Post by Reidy »

I agree; definitely streamline/deco, decades after 1892. Maybe it was an addition to keep up with safety rules that weren't there in the 90s.

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