Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Hour of the Century this Friday

Spandrel panel from the Century Building

This Friday evening take a short drive across the PSB for a happy hour to benefit the The Building Arts Foundation and the Chatillion-DeMenil House Foundation. The happy hour which will run from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. will be held at the Building Arts Foundation Conservatory, which is home to the nation's largest architectural artifacts collection. On display in the Conservatory's yard and former foundry buildings are relics salvaged from the Century Building and a long list of other St. Louis landmarks that have been demolished over the years. Scroll down for more information and a map to get there.

Grey Georgian marble columns and cornice elements from the Century

Lion heads from the Milner Hotel which stood at 18th & Washington

Please come Friday to support two great causes.  The Building Arts Foundation is raising money for ongoing conservation of the artifacts and it's large library collection and the Chatillion-DeMenil House Foundation is raising money for much needed restoration projects at the DeMenil House.

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