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The Jewel Box Restoration

Restoring a landmark to its former glory, and giving it new purpose

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The Jewel Box Restoration

St. Louis, Missouri

The Jewel Box, designed by the city’s chief engineer, William C.E. Becker in 1936, remains one of St. Louis’ most unusual buildings with its unique combination of functional design and art deco style. Christner breathed new life into the conservatory, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While maintaining the original character and footprint of the building, we restored the entire structure and reconfigured the interior to allow flexibility for floral displays, weddings and special events.

Size: 7,500 sf
Status: Completed 2002

Now, this stylish structure lives up to its name – a greenhouse that meets functional needs and exceeds them. It stands as a precision-cut gem, fitted out so as to serve as a party place as well as a hothouse.
Robert W. Duffy
Post-Dispatch Architecture Critic

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