Originally Posted by photolitherland
Theres little pieces of STL architecture spread all throughout the south from STL builders who went elsewhere.
Heres a picture of a building built by someone from St. Louis in the small East Texas town of Center during the mid 1880s by architect John Joseph Emmett Gibson who was originally from Ireland and built the Shelby County Courthouse.
Wow, that's really awesome. After Chicago shut down the far reaching western St. Louis empire, drawing even Kansas City into it's orbit, draw a line from St. Louis to San Antonio, and this was the new, albeit smaller hinterland, banking and otherwise, of St. Louis. Ft. Smith was smack in the middle, I've never seen any physical "evidence" of this, seeing as how that is the least explored corridor from St. Louis for me.