Central West End

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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.
ISBN: 9780738508009
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Missouri
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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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