111 North 7th Street, St. Louis, MO, 63101 / Cake artist: Carey Seven
*National Register of Historic Places*
When people hear the name Wainwright, they probably think of the Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright. St. Louis happens to celebrate another famous Wainwright, Ellis Wainwright. He was a famous brewer; in fact, one of the most popular at the time (this was in the 1890s). Wainwright needed more space, mostly office-type. He recruited famed architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan for his project. That would become one of the buildings that helped change the world, in 1891. It was known as one of the ‘first skyscrapers in the world’, at ten stories tall.
Today, the Wainwright building holds government offices, mostly state government. It has been saved from demolition in the past.
Cake placement date: March 6
Where is the cake now?: The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $755 on 1/1/2015.
Memories: It was inside in the lobby for most of the year until it was moved outside.