A & P Food Stores Building

A & P Food Stores Building
Location 6016, 6014, and 6018 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri
Coordinates 38°39′16″N 90°17′41″W / 38.65444°N 90.29472°W / 38.65444; -90.29472Coordinates: 38°39′16″N 90°17′41″W / 38.65444°N 90.29472°W / 38.65444; -90.29472
Built 1940
Architect Saum Architects
Architectural style Art Deco, Moderne
NRHP Reference # 00001171[1]
Added to NRHP October 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's also significant as having been one of the first supermarkets in Saint Louis, which 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. 1 2 National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. 1 2 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

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