Shortly after the turn of the new millennium, St. Louis' long neglected midsection went through a dramatic transformation into a hotbed of entertainment and culture. With St. Louis University Medical Campus as an anchor, Midtown offers a myriad of cultural distractions: The Fabulous Fox Theatre, The St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall, The Sheldon, The Contemporary Art Museum, the Moolah Theatre & Bowling Lanes and much more.
Originally the Peveley Apartment Building, this property was rehabbed in the late 1990s and now features 30 apartments. With two and three bedroom options, the adjacency to St. Louis University together with multiple, spacious layouts, make these units a popular choice for students.
Lindell Towers West
Lindell Towers West served as a hotel and then an apartment building until it's purchase from Sterling Properties in 2001. While the original floor-plans were maintained, all core systems were completely revamped, including the addition of central heating and air conditioning for every unit. This was completed in an unheard of 45 working days (90 calendar days). The property features 91 spacious apartments, an opulent lobby, fitness center and underground parking.
Lindell Towers East
Formerly the Mark Twain Apratments, This Flemish inspired high-rise was designed by Pleitsche & Prince, Inc. for the Lewis-Marr Investment Company in 1927. Off-white terracotta frames a dramatic two-story arched entrance at street level while three columns of dark tan brick soar overhead; all of this is capped by a nostalgic Flemish rooftop which can be seen from nearly anywhere in midtown. Unlike other projects where we repurposed a space into living space, this project meant restoring and improving existing living spaces. Floor-plans were expanded and modern amenities were added including central heating and air conditioning and high-speed internet access.
AIA Award-Winning Design featuring 746 Parking spaces, rooftop pool, security monitoring, secured entry, bike racks, and elevator access.
The Moolah Temple building, designed by Ernest Helfenstellar of the firm Helfenstellar, Hirsch, and Watson in 1912, is a 4 story Moorish modern structure designed for the Moolah Shriners, a Masonic fraternal order. The building sat vacant and in extreme disrepair for several years after the Shriners moved their headquarters to West St. Louis County. Prospective developers analyzed the Temple, but none were able to reconcile their visions with the unique challenges inherent to the structure until Restoration STL stepped in with a plan and the initiative to pull it off in 2002. As work commenced, excavation teams uncovered incredible things such as plaster chandeliers, patterned terrazzo floors, and other lavish details. Wherever possible these interior details were painstakingly restored, enhancing the charm and character of this architectural gem.
Today, the interior theatre, orginally designed for the Shrine rituals, has been reborn into a single-screen movie palace in the spirit of the golden-era of cinema. The theatre showcases ornate plaster detailing the state-of-the-art fiber-optic lit dome which threatens to upstage any action on the largest screen in St. Louis. The uniqueness of the theatre doesn't stop at just surface ornamentation: on the terrace level below, an 8 lane boutique bowling alley and bar have been added, bringing nightlife that this block of Lindell hasn't seen since the early to mid-20th century. The fly-space behind the screen accommodates 6 stories of apartments through clever design and deft engineering. Behind the extra insulated walls are 40 loft-style apartments, making The Moolah Temple the hottest address on Lindell.
Coronado Hotel, designed by Preston Bradshaw, opened its doors to the public in 1923, before it’s completion in 1925. Opened as a luxury hotel, Coronado Hotel the fashionable place to meet, marry and have a drink at the Coal Hole, the hotel’s then restaurant well into the ‘50s. However, as the population began to move to the suburbs, so did its revenue and businesses and the Coronado was abandoned until it was purchased by Saint Louis University in 1964. The University attempted to keep it as a residence hall and closed its doors for the final time in 1986. Fifteen years later, the once grand hotel went under a multi-million dollar restoration, creating over 100 jobs and casting a spark for the housing market in the area. The Coronado, once one of the very few apartments in the area at the time, is now rubbing shoulders with over 20 different housing communities in this newly revitalized neighborhood. The Coronado currently houses a Caribbean themed restaurant, 180 studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments, a grand ballroom and lobby for weddings and receptions and Class A office space.