American Hotel and Theatre Building (St. Louis, 1907-1953)
The American Hotel and Theatre Building was located where Kenner Plaza now stands and was one of the early development projects that helped to build downtown St. Louis as a destination for residents and travelers.
This theater program was produced for a 1939 production of Tobacco Road.
The Rathskeller was the hotel's basement bar and restaurant and was built to resemble the basement bars in Germany.
Backstory and Context