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1700 block south 1700 block north - King Bee Building 1600 block north - Business Products Center 1500 block south - Washington Square Building 1500 block north - International Shoe Company 1400 blocks - Monkey Building; Washington Building; ect. 1300 block south - Knickerbocker; Lesan-Gould; etc. 1300 block north - Fashion Square 1200 block south - Rudman on the Park, etc. 1200 block north - 1209, 1227 Washington 1100 block south - A.D. Brown, etc. 1100 block north - Hadley Square; Days Inn; Trendmasters 1000 block south - the Merchandise Mart 1000 block north - Bee Hat Co., etc. 900 block north - Lammert Building; Hotel Lennox 800 block south - the Gateway Hotel 500-600 blocks north - Dillards, etc. 400 blocks - Missouri Athletic Club, etc.

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1619 Washington Avenue

Railway Lofts
Originally: International Shoe Company
Architect: Jas. H. Bright, 1910? Eames & Young, 1911?

Built by the International Shoe Company. The vertical bands of windows rendered in brick hint at the International Style, still decades in the future when the building was constructed.

Loft conversion began in 2003, one of the many projects by the now-defunct Pyramid Construction. Most notably, alterations were removed from the street facade, restoring its expansive glass. Roughened concrete on the building's party wall was cleaned up; faded ghost signs were partially removed, only to reveal even older paintings beneath them.

  • 1619 Washington web site

  • March 2001 - street facade


    November 2008 - renovated street facade

     


    Summer 2001 - ghost signs for a travel agency (or airline); legible words include "west", "south", "northwest", "modern trains" and "low fares".


    November 2008 - ghost signage for the International Shoe Company has been uncovered.