Tag Archives: Washington Avenue

Visions of The Lou’s Washington Avenue

Nothing remains of Colonial St. Louis on Washington Avenue except a high limestone bluff into which one hundred and ten years after the founding of St. Louis, James Buchanan Eads ran a railroad tunnel. When you cross the Mississippi River … Continue reading

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Downtown St. Louis Rising

As I walk various areas of downtown St. Louis – to and from giving tours, shopping for groceries at Schnucks’ Culinaria, researching sites and studying great buildings – I am amazed at how dramatically downtown is rising, once again coming … 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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