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ries high, heated with steam, and is well calculated for a firstclass hotel. Gurner's, Binder's, Mack & Schmid's, Rettich's (of which he has three, all of brick, in modern style); the Leonard House, (a hotel which is popular with the public,) is of brick, large and commodious; Clark & Cropsey's City ArCade, (which is a model of neatness and originality in its interior); Smith's, Martin's, and the Haven Block; McMahon's, Coyle's, Duffy's, Gruner & Seyler's, Muhlig & Sons,' (who are now erecting another of like dimensions,) Risdon's, Goetz's, Fantle's, Schumacher & Weitbrecht's, Slawson & Son's, Laubengayer's, Wagner's, Sorg's (who is erecting another), Eberbach & Co.'s, (the oldest drug firm in the city,) Gwinner's (now under erection,) Moore's and Eisele's blocks; the Methodist, Presbyterian and Episcopal churches, and the Agricultural Hall, are mostly or comparatively new buildings, and all of brick or stone; thus showing at a glance the magnitude and growing importance of this inland city.

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