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.
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.
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.
A salvaged piece of the original wallpaper from the Dining Room
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
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.)
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