Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis
  • Author : Maureen O'Connor Kavanaugh
  • Release Date : 23 January 2017
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Genre : Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 13 : 9781439659298

Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis Book Summary

A reputation as the town of shoes, booze and blues persists in St. Louis. But a fascinating history waits just beneath the surface in the heart of the city, like the labyrinth of natural limestone caves where Anheuser-Busch got its start. One of the city's Garment District shoe factories was the workplace of a young Tennessee Williams, referenced in his first Broadway play, The Glass Menagerie. Downtown's vibrant African American community was the source and subject of such folk-blues classics as "Frankie and Johnny" and "Stagger Lee," not to mention W.C. Handy's classic "St. Louis Blues." Navigate this hidden heritage of downtown St. Louis with author Maureen Kavanaugh.

Hidden History of Downtown St  Louis

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Author : Maureen O'Connor Kavanaugh
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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A reputation as the town of shoes, booze and blues persists in St. Louis. But a fascinating history waits just beneath the surface in the heart of the city, like the labyrinth of natural limestone caves where Anheuser-Busch got its start. One of the city's Garment District shoe factories was ...

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