Our Story

Forever Moving Forward

And Always Getting it Done.

If these walls could talk, they’d tell a story that’s uniquely St. Louis. They’d speak of more than a century of grit, hard work and determination. But most of all, of constant transformation. It’s a transformation driven by inspiration, creativity and collaboration – and the vision to create something new.

City Foundry STL is that new place. A place in the heart of the city to gather, eat, work and play. It’s a new place to build a community. This is City Foundry STL – and we invite you to be a part of it.

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Continuing a Century of Innovation.

Almost 100 years ago, the Century Electric company purchased the Midtown St. Louis property now known as City Foundry STL. At the time, Midtown was a manufacturing hub for the city, thanks to its proximity to the Wabash Railroad line, which cuts across the City Foundry STL Property.

Century Electric was one of the top 3 manufacturers in the city, manufacturing motors and generators that were sold internationally. In fact, Century’s motors helped spark the development of small household appliances.

While the foundry changed owners over the years, and the products produced there changed, one thing did not: nearly 24-hour-a-day work continued on the site until 2007.

Today, this 15-acre site is being reimagined as City Foundry STL, with first-to-the-area makers and merchants moving to the complex. We can’t wait to for you to be a part of the next chapter of this storied creative complex.

Makers make. Doers do.
Let’s work together.

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We love Midtown St. Louis.

The walls of City Foundry STL sit along I-64, one of the busiest highways in the region – but Midtown is quickly become the place to stop, rather than just an area to pass through.

This is the creative and cultural heart of the region. In Grand Center, art comes to life, with Broadway shows, musical performances and art galleries. In the Cortex Innovation Community, corporations, startups and entrepreneurs bring new ideas and technologies to the world. 

We’re proud to be a part of the Midtown community and can’t wait for our favorite St. Louis neighborhood to become your favorite, too.

Makers made. Doers do.
Let’s work together.

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