When: Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 PM
Where: Rooster, 3150 S. Grand
Cost: Free, cash bar
With the Missouri General Assembly set to adjourn peacefully, it is time to take a look at what historic tax credits can do for a mid-century modern building. We’ll gather at the South Grand location of popular restaurant Rooster, which once was the Hamiltonian Federal Savings and Loan Association. The International style building dates to 1961 and comes from the drawing board of the firm Winkler & Thompson, which had never produced a modernist building before this curious gem.
Rooster owner Dave Bailey will speak about the building — what drew him to it and how the process of renovation proceeded. Michael Allen of the Preservation Research Office will also speak on the building’s history and what was needed to get it listed in the National Register of Historic Places (it had been excluded from the neighborhood historic district based on age and style).
Come toast the power of transforming modern buildings and the successful use of historic tax credits for the recent past!