A & P Food Stores Building

Coordinates: 38°39′16″N 90°17′41″W / 38.65444°N 90.29472°W / 38.65444; -90.29472
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A & P Food Stores Building
A & P Food Stores Building is located in St. Louis
A & P Food Stores Building
A & P Food Stores Building is located in Missouri
A & P Food Stores Building
A & P Food Stores Building is located in the United States
A & P Food Stores Building
Location6016, 6014, and 6018 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri
Coordinates38°39′16″N 90°17′41″W / 38.65444°N 90.29472°W / 38.65444; -90.29472
ArchitectSaum Architects
Architectural styleArt Deco, Moderne
NRHP reference No.00001171[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 2000

The A & P Food Stores Building in St. Louis, Missouri, is historically significant in part because it is rare in Saint Louis as a small commercial building having an Art Deco building design. Most others were either residential or larger commercial buildings. It also serves as an example of the work of Saum Architects, a not-well-known architectural firm of Saint Louis in the early 1900s. And it is also significant as having been one of the first supermarkets in St. Louis that was developed to serve automobile-owning customers, providing parking and convenient "one-stop shopping".[2]: 13 

There were as many as 84 A & P stores in the city, 20 being supermarkets and the others being cash and carry stores; this building is one of the last surviving of these, and it was among those which kept operating up until A & P entirely left the city in 1979–1980.[2]: 18 

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Karen Bode Baxter and Timothy P. Maloney (July 10, 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: A & P Food Stores Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-23. including photos