Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: The Residence of Mr. Walker Hill | 5505 Lindell Boulevard

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Hill, the newly appointed president of Mechanics American National Bank chose Mariner & LeBeaume to design his home on Lindell. Being on St. Louis’ Social Register, he wanted a home with large principal rooms on the first floor for entertaining in a grand and stately style.

Vestibule
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Main Hall
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Billiard Room
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The room, once Mr. Hill’s Billiard Room, features custom shutters (installed in 1909) that neatly fold away into wall . Also note the bookcases/display cases that were originally located across the hall in the Living Room as seen below.

Billiard Room
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Living Room
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The handsome mantle and plaster ceiling moldings are typical of Adam and Georgian interiors. The wall alcove was designed for Hill’s organ, which was a companion piece to one in the Billiard Room.

Living Room
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Sun Parlor
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Dining Room
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A salvaged piece of the original wallpaper from the Dining Room

Porte Cochere
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Second Floor Hall
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Mr. Hill’s Room
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Mr. Hill’s Bathroom
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Maury’s Room – The New Master Suite
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Sewing Room – The New Master Bathroom
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Walker Jr’s Room – Dressing Room
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Lockwood’s Room
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Play Room
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Butler’s Pantry
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The kitchen has been altered from original floor plans. A wall between the staff dining room and main kitchen has been removed, and two new multi-paned windows were added (duplicating the room’s originals.)

Kitchen
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Exit through the service entrance in the kitchen to view the updated patio and pool area.

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Information from Historic Document: 5505 Lindell Boulevard, 1909

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