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A Book and Postcards Capture the History of Southwest Garden

Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series is Southwest Garden from local author EdnaCampos Gravenhorst. The pictorial history book is divided into four walking tours, featuring 80 different local sites. Southwest Garden boasts more than 200 vintage images and a supportive narrative. The majority of the photographs in Southwest Garden were culled from private collections, as compared to those images available in libraries or through historical societies.

Meet the author: Contact the Southwest Garden Neighborhood office at (314) 772-6082

Highlights of Southwest Garden:

            • Actress and singer Josephine Baker, born at the Female Hospital located in Southwest Garden
            • The infamous Frank James, brother of Jesse James, was cremated in the Missouri Crematory built in 1888
            • The Southwest bank robbery of 1953 was the subject of the 1959 movie starring Steve McQueen called The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery, released by United Artists

Southwest Garden by Edna Campos Gravenhorst
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover

Available: : BUY NOW with PAYPAL $25.50–INCLUDES S/H


SWG Postcard book cover

Southwest Garden by Edna Campos Gravenhorst
Postcards of America Series
15 postcards



A member of the St. Louis Chapter of the National Society of Architectural Historians and the National Society of Arts and Letters, Edna Campos Gravenhorst is the author of Benton Park West, Ay, Mija!andAy, Mijo!: Why Do You Want to Be an Engineer?,Té de Canela, and Historical Home Research in the City of St. Louis. She is the owner of Three Nosey Broads/Historical Home Research.

A portion of the profits from book sales benefit the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association.

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