Terra Cotta Lofts was built in 1915 as a seven-story structure and was the original headquarters of the Missouri State Life Insurance Company located at 1501 Locust in downtown St. Louis. In 1923 the white-glazed terra cotta building was increased to twelve stories high. By 1956 the building became an important landmark in the St. Louis skyline when a florescent weather globe was installed on the roof. It now houses 99 residential condominiums and a few businesses.
Terra Cotta and Brick repair and replacement
ABOUT THE PROJECT
After many years of neglect on the exterior masonry, the property owners at Terra Cotta Lofts desired to fund repairs in a phased approach. Since 2013, B & K Tuckpointing has worked on the exterior of the historic building while minimizing inconvenience to the tenants in the fully occupied building.