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Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri (Images of America Series)
     

Central West End, St. Louis, Missouri (Images of America Series)

by Albert Montesi, Richard Deposki
 

In the 1860s, with bustling river traffic alive with boats and men, St. Louis was a picturesque river town. This was the St. Louis that Mark Twain, Edna Ferber, and T.S. Eliot wrote about: a town on the mysterious but profitable Mississippi. After the Civil War, profits from contracts with the Union and river trading brought increased wealth to the community.

Overview


In the 1860s, with bustling river traffic alive with boats and men, St. Louis was a picturesque river town. This was the St. Louis that Mark Twain, Edna Ferber, and T.S. Eliot wrote about: a town on the mysterious but profitable Mississippi. After the Civil War, profits from contracts with the Union and river trading brought increased wealth to the community. Prosperous residents were challenged to find land that could hold their prestigious mansions and gardens. Their eyes turned to the western section of the town, which in time became known as the Central West End.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738508009
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,320,004
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Authors Albert Montesi and Richard Deposki have brought us many images of historic St. Louis, including other popular Images of America titles of Soulard, St. Louis and Lafayette Square, St. Louis. These authors outline the story behind the Central West End with over 200 captivating vintage photographs, and provide a glimpse into the life and times of those who lived, worked, and played in this captivating neighborhood.

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