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Architecture in Missouri

Kansas City, St. Louis and Beyond

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The Saint Louis Gateway Arch

The Saint Louis Gateway Arch, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in Saint Louis, Missouri, 1961 to 1966, by Eero Saarinen

Photo: ArtToday.com Detail from the Wainwright Building by Louis Sullivan

Detail from the Wainwright Building by Louis Sullivan. Photo © Mary Ann Sullivan, Digital Imaging Project.

Press photo of the northwest entrance to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri, was designed by Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie

Press/media photo by Tim Hursley ©2011 Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, All Rights Reserved.

A Guide for Travelers to Missouri

Symbolizing the door to the American West, the St. Louis Gateway Arch by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen also suggests the spirit of architectural innovation found in St. Louis, Kansas City, and other parts of Missouri.

Must See in St. Louis, Missouri:

Must See in Kansas City, Missouri:

Famous Missouri Architects :

  • Theodore Link
    Born on March 17, 1850, Theodore Link designed more than 100 buildings. Link is thought to be the first architect to use electric light decoratively.
  • Louis Sullivan
    Although he was born in Boston and worked mainly in Chicago, Louis Sullivan's first skyscraper was in St. Louis.

More About Architecture in Missouri:

  • Landmarks Association of St. Louis
    This organization is a good resource for information about architecture in St. Louis.
  • A Guide to the Architecture of St. Louis
    Book by George McCue and Frank Peters
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