Located in the center of Cherokee Street, this space is perfect for an office, studio or a private business. This is a private building and is not open to the public.
Cherokee street is notable for its eccentric undertones. It has the perfect balance of lively activity, and quiet moments. The celebrations and parades throughout the year draws in crowds from near and far, allowing for those to see how great Cherokee is. Neighbors include a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants, musicians, and venues. This is a prime location, as it is just minutes from downtown, Benton Park, South Grand, and Tower Grove. Front of building currently undergoing renovations, check back for newer pictures! Historically, the Cinderella Building began life in 1913 as a skating rink built and operated by Harry and Eugene Freund. Two years later they converted their building into a movie theater, and the Wehrenberg Theater chain purchased the building in 1932, using the second floor as their corporate offices for several decades. As business declined in the 1950s, Wehrenberg closed the theater and left Cherokee Street. While the first floor storefronts remained occupied, the rest of the building fell into disuse until the St. Louis Juvenile Court moved into the office space. The Cinderella Building is a triumph and tribute to the versatile skills and craftsmanship of St. Louis terra cotta in the early 20th century. St. Louis produced millions of bricks to build this city, and the nation, but the role of terra cotta remains less well-documented. Sadly, as tastes changed in the in 1950s, the first floor’s terra-cotta ornament came down, and more “modern,” and incongruous, plain white tiles went up in their place.