Throwback Thursday: The Beethoven Conservatory | 2301 Locust St.

The Beethoven Conservatory was built in 1891 on the outskirts of downtown by prominent St. Louis architecture firm, Beinke & Wees. The masonry building was built in Renaissance Revival style, faced in red brick and trimmed with limestone, granite and terra cotta.  Today, the Beethoven Conservatory is one of two buildings still standing within what was once the prestigious Lucas Place.

When first opening the conservatory served as a music school under director August Waldauer, where he remained for nearly 25 years. Waldauer was a large impact on St. Louis’ cultural development and growth. In 1880 he founded the Musical Union. This was the city’s first professional subscription orchestra and the predecessor of the St. Louis symphony orchestra.  After years of operating as a music school, it became the office for Otis Elevator Company and then after a printing production building for Cordes Printing Company.

Note that you can still see the Otis Elevator sign engraved on the side of the building in the image on the right.

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Louie’s is Open | Restaurant in Demun, Clayton

In the early 2000’s, King Louie’s (Chouteau & 39th Street in Tower Grove) seemed to be our go-to place for friend’s birthdays and general gatherings. It always was a treat.

I was excited to see that Matt McGuire was opening Louie’s in the old Jimmy’s spot in Demun.

Last week I popped in at the last minute & was happy to see there was space at the bar.  The appetizer of Polenta, Roast Mushrooms, Grana Padano was hearty & full of flavor.  I had the Grilled Flank Steak with a Salsa Verde on the side, which I had to lap up every morsel.  My guest had the Pork Chop with Shishito Peppers & Chermoula.

A lovely atmosphere, an attentive waiter/bartender & great food made this a new destination on my “restaurant circle” (restaurants that a person frequents on a regular basis.)

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