Downtown St. Louis

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Arcadia Publishing, 2001 - History - 128 pages
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St. Louis, a vibrant and bustling community, has long been dependent on the Mississippi River for trade and commerce, travel, and migration. Within the past century the city's downtown neighborhood has experienced the growth and change that has shaped this Midwestern city into one of the most notable cities in America. Downtown St. Louis is illustrated with over 200 vintage images that present a history as diverse as the residents of the area. Authors Albert Montesi and Richard Deposki survey St. Louis's downtown area, from a pioneer settlement as a fur trading post, to a major American city. Prosperity, decline, and finally renewal are many of the faces worn during the evolution of this unique city.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Early Commerce
31
Historic Churches
47
Schools
67
Downtown Life
83
Entertainments Sports and Museums
115
Bibliography
128
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About the author (2001)

Albert Montesi and Richard Deposki are both well-known St. Louis promoters, and have collaborated on other popular Images of America titles on the St. Louis area, including Lafayette Square, Central West End, and Soulard. Mr. Montesi is a retired English professor from St. Louis University, where Mr. Deposki graduated with a degree in communications. With seasoned insight, these two authors draw readers into the heart of downtown St. Louis, a neighborhood pulsing with color, life, and American determination.

Albert Montesi and Richard Deposki are both well-known St. Louis promoters, and have collaborated on other popular Images of America titles on the St. Louis area, including Lafayette Square, Central West End, and Soulard. Mr. Montesi is a retired English professor from St. Louis University, where Mr. Deposki graduated with a degree in communications. With seasoned insight, these two authors draw readers into the heart of downtown St. Louis, a neighborhood pulsing with color, life, and American determination.

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