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The Architecture of Maritz & Young

Exceptional Historic Homes of St. Louis

With gracious residential boulevards, soaring cathedrals, and some of this country’s first skyscrapers nestled amid bustling city blocks, St. Louis is home to buildings designed by some of America’s best-known architects, including Cass Gilbert and Louis Sullivan. But no single architectural firm has shaped the style of the city known as the Gateway to the West more than Maritz & Young.

Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, Raymond E. Maritz and W. Ridgely Young built more than a hundred homes in the most affluent neighborhoods of St. Louis County, counting among their clientele a who’s who of the city’s most prominent citizens. The Architecture of Maritz & Young is the most complete collection of their work, featuring more than two hundred photographs, architectural drawings, and original floor plans of homes built in a variety of styles, from Spanish Eclectic to Tudor Revival. Alongside these historic images, Kevin Amsler and L. John Schott have provided descriptions of each residence detailing the original owners. Lovingly compiled from a multitude of historical sources and rare books, this is the definitive history of the domestic architecture that still defines St. Louis.

208 pages | 196 halftones, 43 line drawings | 7 x 10

Architecture: American Architecture

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“Lavishly illustrated. . . . Photographs, floor plans, and architectural drawings provide an intimate look inside the St. Louis homes that ‘are fancied above most others.’”

Missouri Historical Review

Table of Contents


Maritz & Young: Biographies

Architectural Styles of Maritz & Young

The Residences of Maritz & Young

St. Louis, Missouri

      Lindell Boulevard

      A Glimpse: Photographer LeRoy Robbins

Clayton, Missouri

      West Brentmoor Drive

      Carrswold Drive

      A Glimpse: International Shoe Company

      Forsyth Boulevard

      Around Clayton

Ladue, Missouri

      St. Louis Country Club

      Around Ladue

      A Glimpse: The Lost Art of Drafting

Around St. Louis County

Gallery of Maritz & Young Houses

The Commercial Projects of Maritz & Young

      Gallery of Commercial Projects






      Photograph Credits



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