Ely Walker Lofts building at 1520 Washington Avenue in St. Louis, formally the Ely and Walker Dry Goods Company, was once owned by President George H. Bush’s Great Grandfather.

Ely Walker Lofts St. Louis. March 2020 by craig currie
Ely Walker Lofts St. Louis. March 2020 by craig currie

In 1857, David Davis Walker, a member of the Bush family, arrived in St. Louis from Illinois. In 1880, he and Frank Ely founded, Ely Walker & Company, which became a leading dry goods wholesaler west of the Mississippi River and was acquired by Burlington Industries after World War II. (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ely_Walker_Lofts)

Ely Walker Lofts
Apartment complex
1520 Washington Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63103 | Google Maps

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