by Jacob Barker
It was while Tim Dixon was working on the Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis that an architect first told him about the International Shoe Co. building in St. Louis.
Constructed in 1909 and designed by Union Station architect Theodore C. Link, the historic structure's steel frame and stone columns makes it just the kind of stout, turn-of-the-century warehouse Dixon relishes transforming into a destination for both tourists and locals.
"We could use it for a hotel or we could park a tank on every floor," Dixon joked Monday, as construction crews behind him were just starting to bring the 10-story building at 1501 Washington Avenue back to life.
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