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Broadway north of Chestnut decorated for the 1892 Fall Festivities.

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Identifier: N34892

Title: Broadway north of Chestnut decorated for the 1892 Fall Festivities.

Description: Broadway north of Chestnut decorated for the 1892 Fall Festivities. The Autumnal Festivities Association formed in 1891 to raise funds for civic improvements including the construction of a fire-proof hotel that would help St. Louis attract conventions to St. Louis. Another of the Fall Festivities' projects was the street illuminations of 1892 and 1893, described by author James Cox as "the most magnificent street illuminations ever attempted in this or any other city… More than 70,000 lights, half electric and half gas, were used for the purpose, and the down-town [sic] streets were made a veritable blaze of light. The electrical panorama... excited the admiration of the hundred of thousands of visitors who were attracted to the city by them."

Rights: UND

Place: United States
Missouri
St Louis

Dates: 1892

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator: Fred Nedderhut of the St. Louis Globe Democrat

Subjects: Fred Nedderhut
horizontal
black and white
outdoors
Downtown (Saint Louis, MO)
Broadway
Chestnut Street
streetcar
Horse-drawn carriages
Decorations
Clifton House
Mills and Averill
Post Dispatch
American Central
Ohio and Mississippi Railway ticket office
Fall Festivities
Pedestrians
Pier Mirrors
Commercial buildings
St. Louis Street Scenes

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