Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ST. LOUIS NEIGHBORHOODS, A READING LIST: PART III

Note: All titles are available in our St. Louis Room (3rd Floor, Central Library, 1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103).

Rodabough, John. Frenchtown. St. Louis: Sunrise Publishing, 1980. 977.866

Recalls the 19th century's principal residential area of the city, now part of the section that includes modern Soulard and LaSalle Park.

St. Louis: Its Neighborhoods and Neighbors, Landmarks and Milestones, compiled and edited by Robert E. Hannon;color photographs by Jack Zehrt. St. Louis: St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association, 1986. 977.866

Conveys the history of the St. Louis area by focusing on each of its 27 neighborhoods and many suburban cities and towns in both Missouri and Illinois.

Smith, Joann Adams. Selected Neighbors and Neighborhoods of North St. Louis, and Selected Related Events. St. Louis: Friends of the Vaughan Cultural Center, 1988. 917.786

Provides brief historical and current information on selected businesses, churches, housing and personalities of North St. Louis. Illustrated.

Soulard: The Ethnic Heritage of an Urban Neighborhood, edited by Carolyn Hewes Toft. St. Louis: Social Science Institute, Washington University, 1975. 917.7866

A brief survey of the contributions of various ethnics groups to the Soulard neighborhood and to the St. Louis region.

Toft, Carolyn Hewes, and Jane Molloy Porter. Compton Heights: A History and Architectural Guide. St. Louis: Landmarks Association of St. Louis, 1984. 977.866

An illustrated historical guide, with an inventory of architects and notable homes.

Toft, Carolyn Hewes, and Osmund Overby. Laclede's Landing: A History and Architectural Guide. With new photographs by Robert C. Pettus. St. Louis: Landmarks Association of St. Louis, 1977. 917.786

A concise illustrated history and architectural study of the historic district of Laclede's Landing.

The Ville: The Ethnic Heritage of an Urban Neighborhood, edited by Carolyn Hewes Toft. St. Louis: Social Science Institute, Washington University, 1975. 917.7866

The history of a north St. Louis neighborhood which was originally selected by Charles Elleards, a horticulturalist, as the site for his estate and nursery. In the latter nineteenth century, the area developed into a prosperous black community, producing such prominent figures as Annie Malone and Homer G. Phillips.

Wayman, Norbury L. History of St. Louis Neighborhoods. 917.7866

This series of neighborhood histories was issued by the St. Louis Community Development Agency between 1979 and 1981. Each of the 20 separate booklets concentrates on one or more areas of the city. Neighborhood histories exist for: Arlington & Walnut Park; Baden-Riverview; Cabanne; Carondelet; Central West End; Compton Hill; Downtown; Fairground; Grande-Prairie; Hyde Park & Bissel-College Hill; Kingsbury; Lafayette Square & Benton Park; Marquette-Cherokee; Midtown; Oak Hill & Morganford; Oakland & Clifton; Old North St. Louis & Yeatman; Shaw; Soulard; Southwest; and The Hill.

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