St. Louis in Watercolor is a compilation of information about borrowed ideas and famous firsts in St. Louis architecture. St. Louis, the first major metropolitan city west of the Mississippi, is unique in its architectural heritage. The architectural history of many of the buildings are re-creations or interpretations borrowed from other well-known structures around the world. Many of the ideas for new structures are the first of their kind. Artist and historian Marilynne Bradley's love for St. Louis architecture is reflected in her watercolors as a way of preserving these former and present historic scenes in St. Louis that may not last forever. Each of her watercolors explores the subject from a different viewpoint, allowing a personal statement for each work of art.