Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cinderella


The remarkable Cinderella Building on Cherokee Street has an over-the-top terra cotta facade and a somewhat murky past. Sources suggest it opened in 1906 as a roller rink and, perhaps simultaneously, a movie theater. Someone bought the near-derelict structure in 2014 with plans for renovation but I don't see anything happening. 

One of St. Louis' leading architectural preservationists, Chris Nafzinger, had a post about its beautiful details on his blog a ways back. Beauty and economic success are not always partners. Golden slippers are hard to come by in the inner city.           

6 comments:

Norma Beishir said...

I think this was one of the early Wehrenberg theaters....

bill burke said...

A remarkable looking building. Hopefully it will be taken care of.

William Kendall said...

Hopefully something positive is done with it. It looks well worth the effort.

RedPat said...

It's a beauty! Hope it gets saved.

between2poles said...

Here's a link to the rft article with more info and a "before" photo. Been a while since 2014, so I hope the owner is keeping it maintained since the full reno seems slow going.

between2poles said...

http://m.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2014/03/12/cherokee-streets-cinderella-building-finds-its-prince-charming sorry, forgot the link :)