To George Kelly: I don't figure out Elmo Bush or some of the other names you outlined but I have a colleague who even now life in the region. Perhaps he is aware of a lot of the names; He's a year plus a fifty percent older than I'm.
My ally here in St. Louis had a grandfather that was affiliated with East St. Louis general public faculties. He may perhaps are superintendant or a little something...In reality the aged Manners grade college was named just after him as the relatives identify was "Manners" the household much too owned a Tack shop on Condition street which was later on converted to creating vehicle tops and upholstery immediately after cars and trucks arrived about.
This is often for Tony Houston. Do you continue to keep up with Gene Miller, David Working day, Mike Barringer and Barry Rednar. What about the spouse and children beside the tracks that had eight-ten Little ones inside of a three place property. They at last moved to Washington Park in 2 houses next to one another. A neighbor sold them a school bus he had bought and held up and An additional neighbor gave them a washer and dryer. They had to obtain two properties furnished and I believe the Salvation Military and Goodwill stepped in nd aided.
Hi I used to be born in St Louis Dec 1964. My Mother (wanda) lived on Mullanphy st in close proximity to twenty fifth and my dad labored in corner current market. May possibly are Gershons or Lameirs marketplace??? HE experienced an aunt that lived in the apartment advanced not significantly from sector and shut to cass ave.
Kathy here. My dad was born in East St. Louis in 1925. His father was a moulder at "the valve plant," according to the census types for 1930. Does any person really know what that was, and how I could come across details about it? Many thanks!
I happened throughout This website accidentally and I must say I'm having fun with the posts that I've study, on the other hand I need to concur with Al King in his reaction to "1959 East St Louis All American City" I understand what you say is correct mainly because my "Bigmama" experienced one of those accounts, to be a make a difference of point ideal down the road on about tenth and Baker. I recall Marguilis also, but we barely went in there, we went in Cofman's. I try to remember Molly and Rose and Saul. I don't forget Rose operating the dollars sign up hollering "Arrive on in" although she rang up and overcharged folks, even so I had been way too youthful to realize that what was taking place. I also bear in mind Roy Weiss and people outfits vouchers (a few set of underwear and hankerchief they would Provide you. I also bear in mind when downtown was thriving and you also bumped into almost anyand Everyone, there were cabs galore, with Woolworth, Jupiter aspect by side. Shoot I ever keep in mind when the children's store closed, I had been grown by then. If All those things happened it wasnt in our Component of town. I didnt know Jones Park existed back then, all I realized was Lincoln and Virginia Park.Once i became aware of Washington Park as well as the northend Component of city I was 12 yrs. old. As I say all over again Al King I agree along with you, thats why the town went in these array. I had been born @St. Mary's Infirmary Clinic in 1959, and raised in East St. Louis, during the southend. ( My ex-spouse was from Pollock city) We lived at 1318 Baker, my grandmother lived around the corner @ 1307 Baker,(Overlook Liddie was what individuals called her), my father was called "Soldier Boy" and owned a gambling home from the alley powering the barber shop on 15th Road off of Baker throughout from what was then (in my time)Ruby's lounge. There was Beaver's Cleaners, on another corner from the black bridge, and there was also the neighborhood center on 15th and Russell. For a child I attended Mt. Zion Baptist church with my mom when it absolutely was about the corner of thirteen th and Tudor just before it moved, I might go occasionally to Truelight Baptist Church with my BigMama, and Pilgrim Baptist Church with my aunt Nora until I used to be about ten, then my aunt and grandmother died.
Ive examine and continues to be examining the article from current and most earlier residence of East Saint Louis all i have to put in writing is: Just a little back floor on me:: 1959 Born. elevated in South Stop in the 70.
Back again within the early sixty's there was an area on about 57th and Condition exactly where the children would walk for just a incredibly hot Canine and also a soda for $.twenty five. The person that owned it wearing clown clothing. No encounter paint or pink nose; just the garments. There was Bob and Jerry's and then there was Riedels but this was on 57th. Then there was a bible college course at the back of a drug retail store and you could potentially get sizzling Pet and consume for any .twenty five. It absolutely was on 59th and Condition throughout from Hill Bros shoe keep.
Tony..if you are nevertheless to choose from I also realized the Mifflins,Ridgway and The remainder. Certainly...I used to be a neighborhood punk child with greasy hair and I wouldn't adjust any of that for anything at all.
Does anyone bear in mind Argus Coal on Bond avenue? We grew up appropriate powering Tomboy food market on McCausland so each year when my sister visits we drive to East St.Louis for many terrific Reminiscences and found they were being long gone. They hung in there for a few years..with metal walls around them. unfortunate
Hi I had been wondering if anybody has read or was all around if the Ray's Tavern was up and running undecided from the several years on the list of house owners was Ginny Ray her husband was Freddy Ray.
I'm thinking in 1973 it had been that a single evening when I finished in, I saw men finishing up pool tables from the basement, and the position was pretty much in disarray.
You requested why I referenced Kroger and Food stamps. Kroger was the first chain grocery store to maneuver into E. St. Louis. They offered the much less fortunate residents a better and fresher varity. As for food stuff stamps; they didn't permit credit score purchases next page plus the merchants could not legally munipulate their credit schemes (At the moment)into their use.
Also, there are plenty of great pictures of ESL on Flickr. Here is a hyperlink I found with a few current images of ESL McCoy, the greater I search, the more I come across. Many thanks for the data.