St. louis, Mo       Built 1913       1,200,000 sq Ft

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A massive Chicago Style tower, the Railway Exchange Building is perhaps the most lavishly ornamented building in the whole city. Since it's construction, it has undergone almost constant interior alterations. The Railway Exchange offers amazing architecture and opportunity for great design. It is a multidimensional property that can house a variety of mixed uses, with ample parking provided by 1,000 space garage and a surface lot.

The Railway Exchange Building was built in 1914 and for a time was known as Famous-Barr, its principal occupant for many decades. The 1914 steel-frame building is in the Chicago School Architectural Style, and was designed by Architect Mauran, Russell & Crowell. The design and construction of the railway exchange building was met with great fanfare and claims that the building would be “the most spacious office building in the world”.  The building was the city's tallest when it opened, and remains the second-largest building in downtown St. Louis by interior area, with almost 1,200,000 square feet of space. The building was long home to the flagship store of the Famous-Barr chain of department stores — and the headquarters of its parent company May Department Stores. 


Under the guidance of Hudson Holdings, the redeveloped Railway Exchange Building will offer 1,200,000 sf of mixed use space which will include 250 branded hotel rooms, 500 residential units, 60,000 sf of retail space, and 240,000 sf of office space. With ample square footage the property, this property provides the opportunity for multiple large retailers, a variety of hotel flags, innovative office space, entertainment venues, and a large delivery of residential units. The hotel and residential portions will include a full spa, full fitness center, and pool. A beautiful blend of historic architecture, uniquely modern designed hotel space, and stylish condominium space will assure our residents, guests and visitors a one of a kind lifestyle.





600 locust st   |   st. louis, mo