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Saint Louis Street

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915 Saint Louis Street

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Our home at 915 St. Louis Street began its recorded history as lots 11, 12, 29 and 30 of The Joseph Gillespie Addition annexed to the west side of Edwardsville, IL. On March 6, 1883 by Judge Joseph Gillespie and his wife Mary E. Gillespie.  The addition consisted of 55 subdivided lots to be sold and developed by Judge Gillespie.  ... Read more

824 St. Louis Street:The Travous House

“Attorney C. N. Travous and family will move into their handsome new residence on St. Louis Street the latter part of the week” was the announcement in the Edwardsville Intelligencer on September 10, 1895.  Nearly 114 years later, the Travous house is still a “handsome” structure that has been home to some of Edwardsville’s lead... Read more

627 St. Louis Street: The E. M. West Ho

The classic Italianate and Greek Revival style brick house at 627 St. Louis Street was built by Edward M. West in 1858.  Modern-day residents of Edwardsville know this house as the former Pletcher or Schneider Funeral Home. But it is vitally important to the history and legacy of the house to know it as the historic “Wes... Read more

730 St. Louis Street: Crane House

The classic Queen Anne style home at 730 St. Louis Street was built for George B. Crane in 1893.  Crane was born May 20, 1830 on a farm in Seneca County, New York, one of five children of Amsey and Nancy (Crosby) Crane.  At the age of 16 he moved to New York City where he w... Read more

744 St. Louis Street: The Burroughs Hous

The first record of the property now known as 744 St. Louis Street was filed when John Robinson obtained it as part of a land grant in 1814.  It remained part of the Robinson farm until the land was purchased in about 1850 by Edward West.  West purchased the property with adjoining land as an investment.  At t... Read more

1020 Saint Louis Street

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  This history of 1020 Saint Louis Street began long, long ago and will be covered in a separate story, The Steinmeyer House.Early in the 1870\'s Judge Michael G. Dale built his elegant home on Fairgrounds Road.  In 1890 he sold this property to Henry Steinmeyer.  The ranch style home at 1020 Saint Louis Street is located in the center of  the ... Read more

The Steinmeyer House

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  Photo Courtey of the Madison County Historical Society (IL) In the 1870's Judge Michael G. Dale and wife Margaret built one of the first homes in the West End of Edwardsville at present day 1020 Saint Louis Street.  It was originally a small brick structure and rebuilt as shown in about 1878.  The large tract of land owned by Judge Dale ... Read more

Kirkpatrick-Richards House

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The Kirkpatrick-Richards House603 St. Louis Street The St. James Hotel in Edwardsville was the scene of great celebration on November 24, 1886.  Frank Kirkpatrick, son of the hotel owner, married a former St. Louisan, Miss Lulu Rippley, at the Presbyterian Church a short distance away, then returned to the hotel for a lavish reception.  The bride wore “a magnificent gown of ... Read more

The Houses of Saint Louis Street

The Encyclopedia of Saint Louis Street Houses is a user created resource.  This tool allows the residents of Saint Louis Street to document and make available the history of their homes. The best part is that it is easy! 

If you know the history of your home: past owners, important dates, great stories, or anything else you might want to share, write an article.  Click the link entitled "Submit a House Article" on the left side of this screen. Fill in all of the fields and then write your article in the first box entitled "Text (Required)". You can upload a total of two photos. All photos must be uploaded separately to the website (do not include photos in your article). If you are pasting an article written in Word you must first convert it to plain text before pasting it into this website's article tool.  You can convert it at Convert Microsoft.  When you are done, click the icon of a disk in the top right corner to save and post your work.

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1 Kirkpatrick-Richards House Cindy Reinhardt 4888
2 The Steinmeyer House Karen C. Mateyka 4092
3 1020 Saint Louis Street Karen C. Mateyka 3107
4 744 St. Louis Street: The Burroughs House Cindy Reinhardt 6157
5 730 St. Louis Street: Crane House Cindy Reinhardt 4263
6 627 St. Louis Street: The E. M. West Home Cindy Reinhardt 4779
7 824 St. Louis Street:The Travous House Cindy Reinhardt 5212
8 915 Saint Louis Street Donna Potter 5294
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