Ralph Haver's Office Building on Missouri near 12th Street | 1962
1133 E. Missouri, currently the Phoenix Boy's Choir building. In 1962, Haver's firm was one of the largest in the state, and they had outgrown their old headquarters on Architect's Row. The firm moved into two efficient buildings on Missouri Avenue, one of which centered around a pleasant atrium that was later filled in.These twisted columns were salvaged from St. Joseph's Hospital and re-used in this strange new context by Haver, who was known to be terribly frugal. The second story is a later addition. The slump block material was typical for its time to add a little rustic flair.This second building, set further back on the lot, housed the drawing studio, which benefited from generous northern light. The shaded spider-leg structures were a feature Haver sometimes incorporated on his residential homes. This connective detail may be helpful for those of you seeking to restore your carport posts. Sometime in the 2010s the spider legs were removed. What remains is shown below.