Opened in winter of 1925, Roosevelt was seen as a needed relief for the increasingly populated south side of the city. Designed by Rockwell Milligan, the building’s entrance features detailed stone work, arched windows, its four turrets topped with copper domes, reminiscent of Ittner’s work with both Soldan and Yeatman. The cornerstone laying ceremony, April 22nd, 1923, featured speeches from Governor Hyde, Mayor Kiel and other community leaders to cheering crowds.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 10/27/1922)
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/5/1923)
(St. Louis Star Times, 4/23/1923)
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/25/1925)
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