St Louis History: Built Brick-By-Brick

Lafayette Square in St. Louis Mo Sign attached to bricksSt Louis is a city with a lot of history–that history is slipping away with the loss of historically and architecturally rich landmark treasures; many built with bricks. Age, neglect, the move towards modernity, and increasingly, thieves, are destroying some of St Louis’ most treasured buildings…brick-by-brick. With each brick that disappears, so does much of St Louis’ history.

Bricks are still present in many St Louis landmarks: from the cobbled streets of Laclede’s Landing, to the beautiful mansions of the Central West End, to the Anheuser-Bush buildings (the Brew House to the Clydesdale Stables) that are on the National Park Services on the Registry of National Historic Landmarks, and more, St Louis and the surrounding neighborhoods (Soulard, downtown, Central West End, Tower Grove, Lafayette Square, Benton Park, the Botanical Gardens area and beyond), bricks are everywhere you find beautiful buildings with character, stories and history. St Louis Brick, a division of Massey Tuckpointing & Masonry, stand ready to help you preserve, restore and repair your St Louis home or building’s beautiful brick structure, or build something entirely new.

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