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Other early influences included German architecture, specifically the fachwerk construction method.
Fachwerk construction generally has been enclosed in wooden siding, making such homes appear to be traditional frame homes.
Architectural influences reflected in the area include French Colonial, German, early American, European influenced, French Second Empire, Victorian, and modern architectural styles. Louis was home to a cluster of early skyscrapers during the late 19th century.
Now popular for its restaurants and nightclubs, the district is located north of Gateway Arch along the riverfront.
His Wainwright Building (1891) features strong base-pediment-shaft massing and an insistently vertical pattern of ornament; his Union Trust Building of 1893 was stripped of its cave-like street-level ironwork in 1924.
Beyond Sullivan's work, other significant downtown skyscrapers of those years were Railway Exchange Building (1913) by John Mauran and the now-demolished Merchants Exchange Building. Louis, a group of theaters and skyscraper office buildings was constructed between the Central West End and downtown, such as the Gothic Revival Continental-Life Building (1929) and the Neo-Renaissance Fox Theatre (1929). Howard Crane, was an exuberant movie palace that once seated more than 5,000 and was the second-largest cinema in the United States.
German immigrants also brought with them a tradition of stone house construction, with several examples remaining in the Carondelet neighborhood.
The majority of urban homes were of the townhouse type (also known as terraced housing).Other religious buildings from the period include SS.