The Shell Building

One of my favorite buildings in St. Louis is the Shell Building, located at Locust and 13th.


Built in 1925 as the headquarters of the Shell Oil Company, the building has a unique, rounded footprint, which both mimics the Shell logo, and fits the way Locust Street curves at this point in the city.


There are lots of great details on the building, including shells everywhere…even etched into the glass of the first floor windows!



The building has been renovated, and I’m glad to see it being actively used and anchoring an interesting neighborhood in the downtown west area of St. Louis!

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