Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis
  • Release Date : 23 January 2017
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Genre : Photography
  • Pages : 128 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781439659298
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Download or read book entitled Hidden History of Downtown St. Louis by author: Maureen O'Connor Kavanaugh which was release on 23 January 2017 and published by Arcadia Publishing with total page 128 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.