Tag Archives: St. Louis

Haunting St. Louis I

As autumn wends its way thru October, chill winds from the west and north turn the leaves to gold and flame. The old year, approaching the eleventh of its twelve calendrical months, is dying; going out in a last blaze … Continue reading

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Henry Shaw & The Shaw Neighborhood

There is no more charming place in St. Louis to picnic, take a carriage ride or pose for wedding pictures than Tower Grove Park – a bequest to the people of St. Louis in 1868 from an English immigrant as … Continue reading

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The C.W.E. – St. Louis

When the air turns cool, as it did today with a nip in the air, I head to the Central West End to walk one of St. Louis’ most elegant neighborhoods, an area filled with distinctive residences, great churches, sidewalk … Continue reading

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Mound Street & a Museum of the City of St. Louis

I am writing today to advocate the creation of a Museum of the City of St. Louis. St. Louis’ place in the broad history of the United States and North America is critical, deep and little celebrated. And this is … Continue reading

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The Mound City

Archaeologists have named the Mississippian Mound Builders for the earthworks they constructed along the Mississippi River and its tributaries – from its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico – to its source in Lake Itasca, Minnesota. A cursory glance at … 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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