Landmarks Initiates Group Concerning Cupples 7
Landmarks Association was prompted to initiate a group of concerned national, regional and local organizations after a report was released finding Cupples Warehouse 7 structurally unsound. On Tuesday, September 21st, the City of St. Louis closed portions of 11th and Spruce Streets surrounding Cupples 7 due to the Building Commissioner's report that the deteriorating building is a potential hazard to public safety. Originally constructed in 1907 from the designs of the architectural firm of Eames and Young, Cupples 7 is a contributing resouces of the Cupples Warehouse National Register District. The complex, consisting of 10 commercial building spanning three blocks, was constructed between 1894 and 1917. The warehouses received and distributed frieght crossing the Mississippi River by rail.
The following letter is a collective response to the Building Commissioner's report and will be distributed to pertenient news organizations, government officials, and concerned citizens.