The Thaxton was formerly known and historically registered as the Eastman Kodak building, for whom it was constructed in 1928. The original use of the building was as a retail camera store. Eastman Kodak had plans to erect a total of 100 identical buildings throughout the United States. Today, it is the only known building left of five, that were built before the Great Depression.
The Thaxton has since been restored to it's Art Deco splendor and is now a multi-level event venue. The Thaxton hosts all types of events, from weddings and rehearsal dinners to corporate functions and birthday parties. When not privately booked, The Thaxton is open to the public as the Thaxton Speakeasy, a downtown underground lounge.
Note: Architects, Klipstein & Rothman designed The Thaxton building as well as the Civil Courts Building in downtown St. Louis