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Anonymous House

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I saw this house, sitting in the deep undergrowth, somewhere near Lewis Place; I can’t remember for sure. It’s the last house left on the block practically, and it’s possibly a survivor of a larger…

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Peper Monument

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Christian Peper founded a tobacco company on the Levee; his warehouse still stands on Laclede’s Landing. His descendant, of the same name, later became a patron of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

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Melvin Theater

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I think most people realize that the single screen neighborhood movie theater was the norm through most of cinema’s history. Small independent theaters such as the Melvin served neighborhoods such as Dutchtown along Chippewa Avenue….

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