Emil Boehl Photographs

Accession Number: SC U:63
Location: RB-M Photo
Dates: 1850-1915
Size: 3 flat boxes; 3.5 cubic feet
Creator/Collector: Emil Boehl
Acquisition info: Unknown
Accruals: Unknown
Custodial history: No accruals expected
Language: English
Processed by: Katherine Smith, June 1992; Jean Gosebrink, May 1993-June 2010; Reprocessed by Melissa Miller, November 2018
Conservation notes: Photographs placed in acid-free folders
Scope and Content: The collection contains mounted photographs of St. Louis scenes taken by Emil Boehl. Boehl was a St. Louis photographer who focused on St. Louis scenes of streets, buildings, and locales. He was born in Germany in 1839 and immigrated to St. Louis in 1854. After service in the Union Army during the Civil War, Boehl returned to St. Louis and went into partnership with Lawrence Koenig in a photography studio. The studio partnership existed until 1897. Boehl retired from photography in 1919 and died on September 12th of that same year.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by topic
Restrictions: No restrictions
Remarks: Similar collection housed at St. Louis Mercantile Library

Emil Boehl Photographs
3 flat boxes; 3.5 cubic feet

Box/Folder Description
1/1 Finding Aid
1/2 Carondelet Courthouse; 1850-1878 (2)
1/3 Country Club; 1896
1/4 Churches

-Old Cathedral; 1892

-Old Second Presbyterian Church; 1870

-Pilgrim Church; 1890 (2)

-St. Alphonsus Church

-St. Joseph’s Seminary

-St. Louis University and Church of St. Francis Xavier

-St. Paul Church

-St. Vincent de Paul Church (2)

-Trinity Church, 11th & Washington; 1870

1/5 Fairground Grandstand; 1892
1/6 Homes and Residences


-Benoist Residence, NW corner 8th & Pine; 1870

-Colonel Dent’s Home; 1898

-Cracker Castle

-Fagin Residence; 1893

-General Hancock’s Home; 1887

-James H. Lucas Residence, SW corner 9th & Olive; 1870

1/7 Hotels

-Beers Hotel

-Bircher Hotel; 1874

-Everett House, 4th St. between Olive & Locust; 1880

-Laclede Hotel, SE corner 6th & Chestnut

-Moser; 1915

1/8 Ke-o-kuk the Watchful Fox; 1850
1/9 Lafayette Park after the Tornado; 1896
1/10 Levee and Riverfront

-The Nashville in St. Louis Harbor; 1899 (2)

-St. Louis Levee; 1850

-Saloon of the River Boat "Grand Republic"

1/11 McKinley Wigwam; 1896
1/12 Native American Mounds

-Big Mound, St. Louis, Mound St.; 1852

-Monks Mound

2/1 Office Buildings

-Bank of Commerce Building; 1896

-Boatman’s Bank Building; 1891

-Missouri Lincoln Trust, NW corner 7th & Olive

-Odd Fellow’s Building

2/2 Old Marine Hospital
2/3 Olympic Theatre; 1870
2/4 St. Louis City Hall, Council Chamber
2/5 St. Louis Company Firehouse; 1860
2/6 Schools

-Dessalines School #2

-Franklin School; 1895

-Gratiot School

-Humboldt School

-Leffingwell Kindergarten

-Lyon School; 1895

-Manual Training School; 1885

-Marion Sims College of Medicine

-Rock Spring School

-St. Joseph’s Institute for the Deaf

-St. Peter and Paul’s Boys School

-St. Peter and Paul’s Girls School

-Stoddard School

-Webster School

-Wheatley School

2/7 Shaw’s Statue, Shaw’s Garden; 1889
2/8 Streetcar; Last Mule Car; 1895
2/9 Street Scenes

-4th St.; looking north from Pine; 1898

-12th St.; looking north from Pine; 1910

-Broadway; north of Pine; 1897 (2)

-Chestnut St.; looking west from 4th St.; 1870

-Commercial Building; 1894

-Olive St.; looking west from 4th; 1850-1892 (2)

-Olive St.; looking west from 6th

-Olive St.; looking west, west wall of Rozier Hotel, 13th & Olive; Music Hall on right

-Washington Ave.; looking west from 3rd St.; 1890

2/10 Union Club
2/11 Union Club
2/12 12th Street Celebration

-12th St.; looking north from Chestnut; 1891

-Grant Statue; 12th St., north of Olive St.; 1891

-Liberty Statue; 12th St., near Pine St.; 1891

-Washington Ave.; looking west from 6th St.; 1891

3/1 Buildings, General

-4th St. between Chestnut & Pine

-Emilie Building; 9th & Olive; 1902

-Fagin Building; Olive St. between 8th & 9th

-Lindell Hotel; 1865-1892 (2)

-O’Fallon Polytechnic Building; 1876

-Old Union Steam Mills; Mullanphy & Levee; 1863 (2)

-St. Louis Mutual Life Building; 1875

3/2 Buildings, Government

-Jail; 6th & Chestnut; 1870

-Old Courthouse; Plum & 3rd Sts.; 1870

3/3 Buildings, Public

-Coloseum Interior; 1898

-Exposition Building; 13th & Olive; 1892 (2)

-Grand Music Hall; 1902

-Grand Republic Cabin

-Merchants’ Exchange; 1875

-Prince Henry Breakfast; 1902

3/4 Cahokia

-Cemetery and Church

-Droitz Place

-Graveyard, Father Jacques grave

-Site of old courthouse, from the west

3/5 Cemeteries

-Thomas H. Benton’s Grave, Bellefontaine Cemetery; 1870

3/6 Churches

-Maryville Convent; 1879

-St. John’s Church

3/7 Miscellaneous

-12th St. from Washington Ave.; 1892

-Chouteau’s Pond; 1855

-Eads Bridge

-Grand Republic riverboat; 1890

-Grant Statue, 12th St.; 1892

-Liberty Bell

-St. Louis Riverfront; 1874

-St. Vincent’s Asylum

-School Board, 1876

-Street scene

3/8 Residences

-Henry T. Blow’s residence; 1876

-Chouteau Mansion; 1869

-Henry Shaw’s residence, 7th & Locust; 1889

3/9 Schools

-Charless School; 1876

-Cote Brilliante School; 1876

-Des Peres School; 1876

-First Kindergarten in US; 1876

-Lincoln School; 1876

-Old High School; 1870

-Penrose School; 1876

-Washington University, SW corner 17th & Washington; 1880

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