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June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Landmarks Lecture Series: “The Photos of Dr. William Swekosky” by Andy Hahn

Beginning in the 1930s local dentist Dr. William Swekosky began taking photos of old St. Louis buildings as they faced the wrecking ball. Dr. Swekosky was appalled by what he saw as the wholesale destruction of the oldest neighborhood in St. Louis—the riverfront district, which was being systematically demolished by the City and the Federal Government. His images and historical research provide a rare glimpse at St. Louis as the city’s oldest buildings began to disappear. The lecture will take a close look at a dozen of Dr. Swekosky’s building photos and the fascinating stories they tell.

Presented by Andy Hahn, the director of the Campbell House Museum in downtown St. Louis. Built in 1851, the first house in the elegant Lucas Place neighborhood, the Campbell House was the home of renowned fur trader and entrepreneur Robert Campbell and his family from 1854 until 1938. The museum contains hundreds of original Campbell possessions including furniture, paintings, clothing, letters, carriages and a unique set of interior photographs taken in the mid-1880s.

The Landmarks Association of St. Louis is proud to announce our inaugural 2024 Spring Lecture Series at our office in Soulard. Please join us for a diverse selection of talks covering the history, architecture, and culture of the St. Louis Region.

With assistance from the Regional Arts Commission, all lectures are FREE. Lectures are on Wednesdays, but times vary between midday and evening. Space is limited; Each lecture requires its own reservation.


June 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Landmarks Association Offices
1805 S. 9th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104 United States
(314) 421-6474
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Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc.
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