Between the current 2017 and 2021 Park Avenue addresses once sat the home of a man destined to become one of America’s wealthiest. Here’s the William Edenborn story.
Dr. William Swekosky became locally renowned as the “pallbearer of old mansions”, but his career got off to a rocky start over affairs of the heart.
A tour through the challenges facing a growing city in dealing with its own waste.
The park house used to be a police substation. Here’s the tale of a defender of law and order around Lafayette Park.
An indignant man tries to beat the same system that beat him at every turn. He still loses.
Retta Strantz Reed was a key figure in early Benton Place – and more than a little interesting in the telling.
Walk around the grotto or rock garden in Lafayette Park, and you’ll find some history in all that rock work.
The 1880’s were a time of rapid technological change in the beer world, creating a business advantage for those who knew how to play it. One of the first breakthroughs was mechanical refrigeration, which eliminated the need for caves, allowed for year-round production, and when extended to railway boxcars, enabled regional and national distribution. Mass […]
Some reading required – well worth the investment if you want to know about Joe Jr, the St Louis Browns, and the temperance movement in old St Louis.
The Anheuser Busch Biergarten is a distant echo from the German beer gardens of the 19th century. We hosted two in Lafayette Square, and they really had it going on. Here’s the story of Schnaiders Garden.