Cass Gilbert’s Palace of Fine Arts: A Visual History of
the Saint Louis Art Museum Building is a digital resource providing
online access to archival images and information documenting the Saint Louis
Art Museum’s historic home in Forest Park.
The Saint Louis Art Museum’s building was designed by renowned American
architect Cass Gilbert for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known
as the World’s Fair. Originally part of the Palace of Fine Arts, the Museum was
the only building from the Fair designed to be a permanent structure, the "one
material monument of the Exposition." It stands as a reminder of that defining
event in the history of the city of St. Louis and the State of Missouri.