Flashback Friday

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


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

Main Hall

Billiard Room


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

Living Room


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

Sun Parlor

Dining Room

A salvaged piece of the original wallpaper from the Dining Room

Porte Cochere

Second Floor Hall

Mr. Hill’s Room

Mr. Hill’s Bathroom

Maury’s Room – The New Master Suite

Sewing Room – The New Master Bathroom

Walker Jr’s Room – Dressing Room

Lockwood’s Room

Play Room

Butler’s Pantry


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


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