Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Chouteau Center - 133 S. 11th

One of the beneficiaries of the new garage at Tucker and Clark is this little guy, the 37,037 sf Chouteau Center at 133 S. 11th Street. The garage will be built directly to the west of this building, which is owned by the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office.

The entire 10,400 sf second floor and 1,380 sf on the fifth floor are available at $13.50 psf. With its close proximity to all of the downtown courthouses, it's the perfect building for a small law firm.

According to city records, the Chouteau Center building was constructed in 1920, so underneath its "updated" facade, it likely looks very different. The building's common areas were remodeled in 2002, but its overall curb appeal would be easily improved by replacing the overgrown bradford pear trees that dominate its ground level with gingko trees or some other species more suitable for use as downtown street trees.

The leasing agents are Jeff Kaiser and Tom Ray of CB Richard Ellis - (314)889-1500


JMedwick said...

Makes you wonder what the old facade looked like and if it could be restored.

One of the biggest negatives of downtown south of Market street is the lack of pre-1960's buildings (outside of the Tums facility and the Cupples warehouses). It would be nice if the facade could be restored and add a bit more character to downtown south.

Brian said...

I know! I'm really curious to know what's lurking beneath the "modern" shell - I always figured that it was built in the 70s or 80s. I'll see if I can dig up some "before" photos.