Tag Archives: Jeremiah Connor

Visions of The Lou’s Washington Avenue

Nothing remains of Colonial St. Louis on Washington Avenue except a high limestone bluff with an opening to a natural cave that’s been there from time immemorial. I haven’t found any references to its usage in Colonial times but one … Continue reading

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The Vistas of Washington Avenue

Pop the champagne corks, St. Louis!  The last of the sky bridge that linked Dillards Department Store (originally Stix, Baer and Fuller) and  St.Louis Centre between 6th and 7th Streets has disappeared – allowing for the first time in twenty-five years, … Continue reading

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The First Irish

Unlike many of the American settlements on the eastern seaboard, Saint Louis was open to the Irish; even Irish Catholics, who shared a religious heritage with the French and Creole founders of the village. Continue reading

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