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Drake Plaza Apartments
The Drake Plaza Apartments comprises these two buildings. The tall portion was previously the Plaza Hotel, one of many works by Preston Bradshaw.

These buildings and their mates across the street fill a block that was diagonally sliced by a stretch of road called the Lindell-Locust Cut-Off - hence their odd triangular shapes. The section of street was closed off in a 1980s renovation and is now used as private parking.

  • National Register nomination form for the Plaza Hotel - nominated in 1985

  • The Coming of Saint Louis, a bas relief sculpture panel on the lower portion of the Drake.


    This building, on the western triangle, was designed with automobile showroom space in its ground floor. It originally featured prominent towers.


    The view southwest through the former Lindell-Locust Cutoff.

    Just down the block from the Drake are two smaller survivors.

    Left, the Art Bar, 3225 Olive.

    Right, Club Dante's, 3221 Olive, a hip dance and music club behind the facade of a vaguely Romanesque garage.

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