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Identifier: P0442

Title: Edmund R. Kinsey Collection

Description: Edmund Raymond Kinsey (born 1873), son of William R. Kinsey, was educated as an engineer. He worked in the Engineering Department of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company around 1903. He later served as president of the Board of Public Service in St. Louis for over 20 years overseeing the construction on many large public buildings and bridges. The Edmund R. Kinsey Collection contains "A Report on the River Des Peres Drainage Problem" by W. W. Horner, typescript with maps, charts and tipped-in photographs, submitted to Kinsey and the Board of Public Service in the wake of the August, 1915 River Des Peres flood. The report outlines the proposed solution to the River Des Peres problem implemented as part of the 1923 St. Louis Bond Issue program. The collection also contains identified photographs of the River Des Peres flood of August 1915, river construction work, and building demolition in downtown St. Louis in 1929. The collection also contains a 16 page disbound photo album showing various construction work sites in Missouri, Iowa, and Tennessee, some unidentified family snapshots, three photos of sketches of Louis LaBeaume plans for Market Street Plaza, and photos of E.R. Kinsey attending groundbreaking ceremonies for new city buildings in the 1920s. Subjects include: 1904 World's Fair; River Des Peres; small McKinley Bridge in Forest Park; railway trestle bridge near Sioux City, Iowa; electrical conduit work in Memphis, Tennessee by Abbott-Gamble Company Contractors; workers; African-American workers; burning clay in Chesterfield, Missouri; group portrait of Engineering Department of LPE; incinerators at LPE; E.R. Kinsey in a school group photo of Foster Academy, Central High School; St. Louis views; Municipal Auditorium cornerstone laying; cornerstone ceremony for St. Louis Municipal Jail; Mayor Henry Kiel; photo of model of bluffs for bear pit at St. Louis Zoo.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1888 - 1933

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: Taylor (St. Louis); W.C. Persons (St. Louis); Oldfield (St. Louis)

Subjects: Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)

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