Alvin Griesedieck Book on Falstaff Story

The Central Library has an extensive collection of rare books, many of which are extremely fragile due to age. But Special Collections also has books from the Twentieth Century that are in perfectly good condition, such as Alvin Griesedieck’s The Falstaff Story from 1951. Falstaff was still chugging along then, competing strongly with Anheuser-Busch, and expanding…

Dan, Madison Street and Beyond, JeffVanderLou

Update: Dan’s house seemed to be vacant and graffiti covered as of the spring of 2016. As we were photographing the houses seen yesterday on Leffingwell, a man came out to his car, and greeted us. His name was Dan, and he and his family have lived at the corner of Madison and Leffingwell for…

2,000th Post: In Search of Bob Reuter

Above: Bob Reuter’s boyhood home in the Fairgrounds neighborhood. I always go back and take a mental inventory of where I was when a friend of mine passes away. What was going on, and did I feel anything different? I know exactly where I was when Bob Reuter tragically fell to his death in an…

Ann Voss

One of the most interesting people I’ve interviewed in St. Louis is Ms. Ann Voss, who lives on Windermere Place in the Visitation Park neighborhood. Read about her here.