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The Mississippi Valley Trust Company

 
 
The Mississippi Valley Trust Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
1. The Mississippi Valley Trust Company Marker
Inscription.
The Mississippi Valley Trust Company was this 1896 building’s first occupant. The Classical Revival facade was an attempt to express the company’s conservatism and stability.

The Trust financed the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. By no coincidence the Fair’s President David R. Francis was also a Trust director.

Francis is the only person in history to be both mayor of St. Louis and governor of Missouri. He was also U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

Francis lured Republicans to St. Louis for their 1896 national convention. “The atmosphere is not so humid in St. Louis as it is in New York,” he assured them. Francis was a Democrat.

 
Erected by Rediscover Saint Louis.
 
Location. 38° 37.615′ N, 90° 11.293′ W. Marker is in Saint Louis, Missouri, in Independence County. Marker is on North 4th Street near Pine Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merchant Laclede Building (within shouting distance of this marker); La Rue Missouri
The Mississippi Valley Trust Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 16, 2014
2. The Mississippi Valley Trust Company Marker
The marker is to the right of the arched window.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Pulitzer (about 500 feet away); Dred and Harriet Scott (about 600 feet away); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gateway Arch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rue de l’Eglise (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Judge Coffee Bldg. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Louis.
 
Also see . . .  David R. Francis - Wikipedia. In 1910, Francis was arrested for non-payment of taxes, but released on bail. (Submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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