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Location DB > United States > Missouri > St. Louis > Dillard's Building
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Dillard's Building
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created by Mr. Kalashnikov on 9/10/2006 2:44 AM
last modified by fr00tCake on 8/12/2021 6:40 PM
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 Overview
 Description
Large retail building with basement (and rumored sub-basement). The basement contains an interesting mechanical room and a one-time access to the TRRA tunnels now used by Metrolink. The first 4 floors still contain obvious use as a retail store recently, but above the 4th floor the building almost appears that it has been abandoned for decades as they gutted the building and removed the center of each floor in the 80s. The roof has amazing veiws of downtown and into Illinois where the magnificent Armour building is clearly visible. Also on the roof is a amazingly bird-poop free elevator penthouse and boiler room.

08.2021 - The entire space has been renovated. It houses apartment, an Embassy Suites, The National Blues Museum, and other various retail, restaurants, and bars. The 4ish story pedestrian bridge over Washington Ave was removed in 2010, renovations began shortly thereafter.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Repurposed
Accessibility: Easy - rent a room, shop, visit the Blues Museum!
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
601 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
Owner: Pyramid Construction
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Unique basements with mechanical rooms, large open area above the fourth floor. Many of the beautiful architechural features were hidden when central air was installed, hiding the original beautiful columns and ceilings, but holes and missing ceiling tiles allow one to peak up at the beauty that once was (and will be again when the building is renovated).
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1907
    Closed: 2002
     Required Equipment
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     History
    Started as a Stix, Baer and Fuller store much like one of the anchor stores at River Roads Mall but later became a Dillard's. It's connected by a skyway to the St. Louis Centre (also owned by Pyramid) on the 3rd and 4th floors. From the 5th floor up, the building was gutted in the 80s to become a hotel with a large atrium in the middle by removing the center part of each floor and installing a new skylight above. This left the upper floors donut shaped with a huge open room in the middle that seems to serve as a gymnasium for pigeons.
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     Future Plans
    Will be renovated into loft apartments.
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    Dillard's #1
    Sun, Sep 10th, 2006
    posted by Mr. Kalashnikov
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    Dillard's #2
    Mon, Sep 11th, 2006
    posted by Mr. Kalashnikov
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    Tue, Sep 12th, 2006
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    Dillard's #3
    Tue, Sep 12th, 2006
    posted by Mr. Kalashnikov
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    ImpressedFest
    Mon, Apr 27th, 2009
    posted by Glass
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    Sun, Sep 10th, 2006
    posted by Mr. Kalashnikov
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/13/2021 3:08 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 13 21 at 15:08, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 13 21 at 15:08, Emperor Wang made this location public
  • on Aug 12 21 at 18:40, fr00tCake changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Description
  • on Apr 27 09 at 5:07, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 27 09 at 3:52, Glass updated gallery picture _MG_2639.jpg
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