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1300 Washington Avenue
Architect: Eames & Young, 1899
Built at the behest of Robert R. Brookings as a speculative investment by Washington University, the Knickerbocker Building is actually two structurally separate buildings behind a unified facade. When constructed, it was a pioneer in its neighborhood, stretching the Washington Avenue garment and manufacturing district ever further west. The Knickerbocker Clothing company first moved in in 1915, and remained in the building into the 1980s.
National Register of Historic Places nomination form (PDF file)
Lucas/Knickerbocker Lofts at StLouisLofts.com
March 2001 - black slipcover street facade, later removed.
May 2003 - the slipcover is gone.