George Fox Steedman left two legacies in St. Louis. He is remembered at the St. Louis Public Library for his gift of the Steedman Architectural Library. This collection gives the public access to the greatest classics of architectural literature, often in centuries-old original editions.
But Steedman also did much more for the cause of architecture in St. Louis. In his brother's memory, he endowed the James Harrison Steedman Memorial Fellowship in Architecture, which is administered by Washington University. The Steedman Fellowship continues to this day and is open to applicants from around the country.
The Steedmans moved to Montecito, California, in the late 1920s; Casa del Herrero is one of the finest examples of Spanish Revival design and is recognized by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark.
Esley Hamilton, former St. Louis County Historian, will discuss Steedman’s life and achievements at Central Library on Saturday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m.
While you are here, plan to visit our exhibit Great City, Great Architecture: The Steedman Library and St. Louis.