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Identifier: P0117

Title: Carondelet Neighborhood Collection (St. Louis City)

Description: The Carondelet Neighborhood collection contains photographs of the Carondelet Court House, the neighborhood's centennial celebration in September of 1951 (including a series of photos taken by Lewis Carna Jr. and by Donald Dates,) buildings, residences and views of the town. A viewbook titled "Souvenir of Carondelet" published by Herbel, Jung, Zeller and Zeller contains identified drawings and halftones. The collection also includes a photograph album compiled by Helen Bribach Dates titled "Carondelet in the Early 1940s" with photographs taken by Donald Dates. The 100 photographs show buildings from Carondelet that are identified either by their street addresses or the names of the residents. A one-page typed history of Carondelet by Helen B. Dates is also stored with the album. Carondelet was first settled in 1759. It was incorporated as a town in 1832, and became a city in 1851. In 1870 the City of St. Louis annexed it. In its early days it was also sometimes called "Prairie Catalan," "Louisbourg," or "Vide Poche." Its boundaries ran approximately from Bates Street on the north to Grand Avenue on the west with the Mississippi River on the east and the Des Peres River on the south. Subjects include: Carondelet Court House; centennial parade; sports; boats; automobiles; parade floats; street scenes; public library; Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; churches; St. Joseph's Academy; river views; stores; (more). Photo album subjects include: Mississippi River; Old City Hall (Lafayette Hall); residences; automobiles; churches; markets; historic houses; architecture; library; Masonic Hall; Y.M.C.A.; Blow School; Carondelet School; Des Peres School; Lyon School; Woodward School; Virginia School; St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church; St. Boniface Church; Sisters of St. Joseph; St. Boniface Parochial School; Carondelet Presbyterian; Mellow Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church; St. Paul's Episcopal; Carondelet Baptist; Carondelet Evangelical; Zion Methodist Episcopal; Trinity Evangelical; Kingshighway Methodist Episcopal; Carondelet Church of the Nazarene; Dover Place Christian Church; Seventh Church of Christ Scientist; police station; Christian Hoffmeister Undertaking and Livery Company; hotel; flour mill; Johnston Tin Foil Company.

Rights: UND


Dates: ca. 1850 - 1951

Type(s): Photographs, Copy Prints, Newspaper Clipping, Document

Maker/Creator: Carna Photography Studio (St. Louis); Donald Dates



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