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Letter from Dr. William Swekosky to editor Walter K. Rott discussing the history of the George F. Beck residence at 3319 Pine.

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Identifier: N05389

Title: Letter from Dr. William Swekosky to editor Walter K. Rott discussing the history of the George F. Beck residence at 3319 Pine.

Description: 1 page letter written on December 21, 1944 from Dr. William Swekosky to editor Walter K. Rott discussing the history of the George F. Beck residence at 3319 Pine. The home was built in 1873 by George Beck's father, Henry W. Beck. The letter provides details of Henry's various business ventures and provides a brief biographical sketch of George, who had lived in the house since its construction when he was two. It also discusses the growth of the African-American population in the area since the construction of the house, and the decline of the area as a fashionable neighborhood. The letter is addressed to Mr. Walter K. Rott as an editor, but does not specify a publication.

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Dates: 1944-12-21

Type(s): Document
Image

Maker/Creator: Swekosky, William G., 1895-1964

Subjects: Biography
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Buildings, structures, etc.
Business people
Houses
Architecture, Domestic
Midtown (Saint Louis, Mo.)

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