The Shell Building

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

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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.

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

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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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