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Kirkwood (Images of America) (Paperback)

Kirkwood (Images of America) By Vicki Berger Erwin for the Kirk Library Cover Image
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In St. Louis in the 1850s, citizens were tiring of the crowded and unhealthy conditions of urban living, but there were few convenient alternatives for those who worked in the city. When the Pacific Railroad decided to build a line through an outlying area then known as Collins Station, Hiram Leffingwell and Richard Elliott seized an opportunity and bought the surrounding land. Using Leffingwell's experience in planning additions to the city, he and Elliott developed the first planned suburban community west of the Mississippi River. The area was named Kirkwood after the chief engineer for the Pacific Railroad, James Kirkwood, who chose the railroad's route. Kirkwood officially incorporated in 1865. Today, it is still referred to as the "Queen of the Suburbs" for its housing stock, convenient transportation, shopping, and excellent schools.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467110044
ISBN-10: 1467110043
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: July 15th, 2013
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America