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Railway Exchange Building
Railway Exchange Building From Locust Street
|Location||600 Locust St., St. Louis, Missouri|
|Area||less than one acre|
|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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