Lafayette Lofts can be found at 815 Ann in St. Louis. Built in 1907 by famed architect W.B. Ittner, it is a former grade school. In recent years, developers have begun snatching up abandoned architectural treasures like the dilapidated school on Ann in St. Louis and upcycling them into beautiful urban oasis’ fit for today’s young workforce flooding areas like the Cortex near the campus at St. Louis University.
Brick repair and bricklaying
Stone replacement and repair
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Preserving the beauty of the original materials and architecture was the utmost of importance to the restoration of this property on the National Register of Historic Buildings. B & K Tuckpointing was hired by the developer to beautify the outside of the former school while adhering to strict guidelines meant to preserve the materials and integrity of the original workmanship. Brick infills, stone replacement and repair, tuckpointing, and removal of surface contaminants were all integral in restoring this gem.