You won’t find such an array of styles within a single building material as with St Louis City and brick
Edward Sterling (1834-1911) was the founder of a bonafide St. Louis brick-making empire, with Lafayette Square connections.
Brick is solid stuff, and its sheer volume in use is a testament to the affordability of something locally mass-produced.
From 1970, you’ll recognize how much preservation counts for neighborhood stability in Lafayette Square. You could draw this all the same way today!
“A skeleton walks into a bar and asks for a beer…and a mop”. The old Zittlosen Building at 1322 Dolman has been a particularly prominent skeleton in the Lafayette Square closet.