Dr. William G. Swekosky Photograph Collection

Accession Number: SC U:152
Location: RB-M Photo
Dates: 1846-1962
Size: 1 slim Hollinger; 0.15 cubic feet
Creator/Collector: Dr. William G. Swekosky
Acquisition info: Donated to SLPL by Dr. William G. Swekosky, 1960s
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history: Donated to SLPL’s Municipal Reference Library in the 1960s and was transferred to SLPL Art Department upon the closure of the Municipal Library in 1981; transferred to Rare Books and Manuscripts in 1990
Language: English
Processed by: Jean Gosebrink; reprocessed by Melissa Miller, July 2019
Conservation notes: Photographs placed in acid-free folders
Scope and Content: The collection contains photographs collected by St. Louis dentist Dr. William G. Swekosky. The photographs are prints produced from glass plate negatives of photographs taken by Charles Clement Holt of the Streets Department. Subjects of the photos are old houses and buildings, many of which are now demolished.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject
Restrictions: Permission required to reproduce images; collection open to research
Remarks: Most of Swekosky’s photographs are available from the Missouri History Museum

Dr. William G. Swekosky Photograph Collection
1846-1962
1 slim Hollinger; 0.15 cubic feet

Box/Folder Description
1/1 Finding Aid
1/2 14th & Market Sts.
1/3 Bauman Mansion, 3306 S. 13th St.; 1940
1/4 Bissell Hill; 1958
1/5 Bissell Mansion, 4426 Randall Pl.; 1958
1/6 Brant Mansion, 806 Chouteau Ave.
1/7 Broadway & Washington
1/8 Busch Mansion, 1111 Arsenal St.
1/9 Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, 3352 S. 13th St.
1/10 Chatillon, Henri Grave, Mt. Olive Cemetery; 1961 (2)
1/11 Chatillon, Odile Grave, Mt. Olive Cemetery
1/12 City Hall
1/13 Compton & Chouteau Aves.
1/14 Crickard Mansion, 3115 Cherokee St.; 1962 (2)
1/15 Daenzer House, 1730 Missouri Ave.
1/16 DeMenil, Alexander N.; 1904 (2)
1/17 Des Peres School, 6307 Michigan Ave.; 1959 (2)
1/18 Eads Monument; 1846
1/19 Federal Land Bank, 315 Pine St.; 1962
1/20 Feurebacher Mansion; 1952
1/21 General Protestant Orphan’s Home, 4447 Natural Bridge Rd.
1/22 Krieckhaus Mansion, 2411 Lemp Ave. (2)
1/23 Lincoln School, 2233 Eugenia St.; 1961
1/24 Loretto Academy, Jefferson & Pine
1/25 The Lotus Club
1/26 Mackay Mansion, 10500 Gravois Rd.; 1952
1/27 Mogul Sprinkling Truck
1/28 Mullanphy, John Monument and Grave
1/29 "Naked Truth" Monument; 1961 (3)
1/30 Negatives (11)
1/31 "New Water Tower"; 1927 (2)
1/32 Old City Hall; 11th & Market Sts.
1/33 Peoples Saving Institution, Broadway & Park Ave.
1/34 Pike Mansion, 2731 Pine St.
1/35 Preetorius Mansion, 2013 Park Ave.; 1952
1/36 Primm, Wilson Grave, Mt. Olive Cemetery; 1961
1/37 Roe Building, 117-127 N. Broadway
1/38 Short, Captain Jerome
1/39 Siegrist Mansion, 2 Westmoreland Pl.; 1961
1/40 Taylor Mansion, 38 S. 5th St.
1/41 Temple Israel, Leffingwell & Pine (2)
1/42 "This Is Fire Prevention Week" Tractor
1/43 Unidentified Building
1/44 US Marine Hospital, 3640 Marine Ave.
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