Parkview: A Saint Louis Urban Oasis, 1905-2005
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Parkview: A Saint Louis Urban Oasis, 1905-2005

by Mary Henderson Gass, Judith Phelps Little, Jean Fahey Eberle
     
 

A lively social and architectural history of a notable subdivision nestled up to Washington University and a short walk to Forest Park. Parkview has a rich heritage of Arts and Crafts architecture, and that, as well as its graceful and elegant design, were significant factors in its listings on the National Register of Historic Places.

It would be home to three

Overview

A lively social and architectural history of a notable subdivision nestled up to Washington University and a short walk to Forest Park. Parkview has a rich heritage of Arts and Crafts architecture, and that, as well as its graceful and elegant design, were significant factors in its listings on the National Register of Historic Places.

It would be home to three mayors of University City and many of the area's prominent businessmen, and a magnet for professional people and noted artists as well. That history receives a vivid accounting in these pages, which are notable for the lively excerpts from the personal papers, letters, and records provided to the authors by generations of residents who have known its tribulations and enjoy its friendships and its serenity.

From a barren, leveled clearing of seventy acres in 1903 to its tree-canopied 255 homes in 2005, over 300 extraordinary photos, maps, and drawings (fifty in full color) follow the development of the subdivision into one of the most historic and desirable neighborhoods in the St. Louis area. In text and image this history also charts the course of its citizens' lives as steamboat captains, physicians, men of business, professional women, lawyers, writers and teachers. Here, then, is the flavor of the past and the fruit of the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891442407
Publisher:
Virginia Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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