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Railway Exchange Building
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Railway Exchange Building From Locust Street
Location 600 Locust St., St. Louis, Missouri
Area less than one acre
Built 1913 (1913)
Built by Korte Co.
Architect Mauran, Russell & Crowell
Architectural style Early Commercial
NRHP reference No. 09000411
Added to NRHP June 11, 2009

The Railway Exchange Building is an 84.4 m (277 ft), 21-story high-rise office building in St. Louis, Missouri. The 1914 steel-frame building is in the Chicago school architectural style, and was designed by architect Mauran, Russell & Crowell. The building was the city's tallest when it opened, and remains the second-largest building in downtown St. Louis by interior area, with almost 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2) of space.

The building was long home to the flagship store of the Famous-Barr chain of department stores — and the headquarters of its parent company May Department Stores — until the brand was bought by Macy's; the store was converted to a Macy's in 2006. Macy's decided to sell the building in 2008 and closed the store in 2013.

In January 2017, the building was purchased for $20 million by Hudson Holdings, a National Historic Property Developer based in Delray Beach, Florida.

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