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Identifier: P0200

Title: Arthur Proetz Collection

Description: Dr. Arthur Proetz (1888-1966) was a physician and amateur photographer. A graduate of Washington University, both undergraduate and medical school, he was a member of the clinical faculty of the department of Otolayrngology from 1919 to 1954. A gifted amateur photographer, Proetz exhibited his work widely. The Arthur Proetz Collection contains about two hundred and ten 8x10 dated glossy photographs of St. Louis in the 1950s. Subjects include: Municipal Opera; MUNY; theater; St. Louis street scenes; Stix-Bauer-Fuller department store exterior; Sixth Street; Union Market; Locust Street; Olive Street; Grand Avenue; Grand Avenue Viaduct; Leffingwell Avenue; Mangel's storefront; Plaza Development Project; demolition of Coliseum building; public housing project; Broadway; Lafayette Square residences; south St. Louis neighborhoods; north St. Louis neighborhoods; Oleatha Avenue; DeMenil House; highway construction; Sligo Iron stores; construction sites for Forest Park Parkway (called Forest Park Speedway); Plaza Apartments construction; portrait of Arthur Proetz; Mark Twain Highway; (more).

Rights: UND


Dates: 1952 - 1959

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: Dr. Arthur Proetz



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