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Highly Recommended: Brick By Chance and Fortune

August 19, 2011 Media 1 Comment
ABOVE: The Tivoli Theater on Delmar

Last Sunday I finally got to see Bill Streeter’s documentary  “Brick By Chance and Fortune” at the Tivoli Theater as part of the 11th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

St. Louis is a city with a rich heritage of brick architecture. Home to some of the largest and most innovative clay working companies of the nineteenth century, you can still see some of the finest examples of brick work ever produced all over the city and region. Today the city’s brick heritage is under threat by neglect, brick theft and urban renewal.

It was primarily the solid brick buildings that got me to move to St. Louis 21 years ago. But after seeing this film, learning about the history, I have an even greater appreciation for what the generations long ago built. That we lucked out to be sitting on a large deposit of clay helped our city takes it form.


Two screenings are coming up at Off Broadway: Friday September 2nd & Saturday September 3rd, both at 7pm.  The cost is $8.

– Steve Patterson


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  1. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post


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