Hot shots: Book looks at history, homes of St. Louis Fire Department | Joe’s St. Louis

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The notion that there is at least one book about any subject under the sun is given credence by a new release from STL’s Reedy Press:

“St. Louis Fire Stations.”



"St. Louis Fire Stations"

“St. Louis Fire Stations” (Photo by Reedy Press)


Released on Oct. 1 and anchored by some never-before-seen photos, the book details the stations of the city fire department from the early 1800s to some still in operation today.

Historical note: The St. Louis department is the second-oldest professional fire department in the U.S. It was formed out of volunteer units in 1857, four years after Cincinnati. 

Along with the photos, there are histories of the stations and information about the personnel who worked there and the types of equipment used.

The photos in the book also show some of the department’s more unique facilities, such as the Horse Hospital and the 1904 World’s Fair

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Monday Mysteries series: Dispute over unpenned hogs leads to intense argument, murder | History

Norman Bliss was finishing chores at his farm near Shelton on March 22, 1903, when he noticed hogs eating corn in his field. They belonged to his neighbor, James Barnhart, and it was not the first time they had been on his property. On several occasions the hogs ventured onto his property while their indifferent owner did nothing to contain his animals.

Bliss and his son proceeded to drive the animals back off their property with pitchforks. In the process of driving the pigs west toward the Barnhart farm, two

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A piece of Fleet Street history: Katharine Whitehorn’s desk for sale | Media

They were inspiring and entertaining words that helped set the tone for more than just one era of social change. Katharine Whitehorn’s 60 years of provocative, useful and funny journalism and books were all typed up at a large wooden desk in a busy family living room.

Now that desk, a piece of classic Danish design as well as vintage Fleet Street history, is to go under Bonhams the auctioneer’s hammer to raise money for a charity that cares for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The celebrated Observer columnist and author of the totemic 1961 handbook Cooking in a Bedsitter is now 92 and one of the many to suffer with the debilitating condition.

Her home of many decades in Hampstead, north London, has now been sold following her move into a nearby care home, and this Wednesday her sons are to offer her original Kai Kristiansen desk, with all its

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History for Sale: Built in the 1930s, this 5-bedroom Myrtle Beach beach house has modern marvel | Myrtle Beach Business

A 1,700-square-foot, five-bedroom beach house (yes, five bedrooms) is on the market, just a short walk from the ocean.

The house, at 514 30th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, has been fully renovated, features two baths, a huge backyard and sits at the edge of Myrtle Beach’s Golden Mile. The $334,000 home comes completely furnished and ready to go.



Living room at Myrtle Beach house at 514 30th Avenue North

Living room at Myrtle Beach house at 514 30th Avenue North


The property has a deep backyard and towering trees to shade portions of the yard, depending on the time of day. The current owners have a tire swing and fire pit for that homie feel. The quaint kitchen has appliances that fit perfectly between the cabinet space. Not a lot of floor space is wasted in the bedrooms, either.

If ever there was an efficient use of house space, this property defines it.

For that extra special touch, it comes

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Governor Cox’s million-dollar mansion steeped in history is for sale

Trailsend, the mansion of former Ohio Gov. James M. Cox, is for sale.



a small clock tower in the middle of a road: Here's a look inside Trailsend, the former mansion & grounds of Gov. James M. Cox, Governor of Ohio from 1913-1915 & 1917-1921 and founder of the Dayton Daily News & Cox Enterprises. Located at 3500 Governors Trl. in Kettering, the property is currently listed for sale by Nancy Webb with Irongate Realtors for $1.2 million. Since the current owner purchased the property in 2015, extensive repairs and a restoration have been completed. Trailsend, built in 1916 and 1917, was designed by New York architect Oswald Hering in the French Renaissance architectural style with inspiration from the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Listing realtor Nancy Webb can be reached at (937) 212-3737 or through her website at nancywebb.irongaterealtors.com where the listing for this home can be viewed. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER


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Here’s a look inside Trailsend, the former mansion & grounds of Gov. James M. Cox, Governor of Ohio from 1913-1915 & 1917-1921 and founder of the Dayton Daily News & Cox Enterprises. Located at 3500 Governors Trl. in Kettering, the property is currently listed for sale by Nancy Webb with Irongate Realtors for $1.2 million. Since the current owner purchased the property in 2015, extensive repairs and a restoration have been completed. Trailsend, built in 1916 and 1917, was designed by New York architect Oswald Hering in the French Renaissance architectural style with inspiration from the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Listing realtor Nancy Webb can be reached at (937) 212-3737 or through her website at nancywebb.irongaterealtors.com where the listing for this home can be viewed. TOM GILLIAM/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Cox founded the company that has

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Remembering Herndon History: Sears & Roebuck Homes in Herndon

In the early 1990s the Town of Herndon’s Heritage Preservation District was accepted into the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Register of Historic Places.

The Heritage Preservation District (sometimes referred to as the Historic District) is a geographic area in the town of Herndon that was created in the 1980s for the purpose of protecting its remaining historic structures, some of which had been previously lost to demolition in earlier years. However, the maxim “not everything old is historic” was widely accepted.

Under a grant from the Virginia Department of Historic resources, Frazier Associates from Staunton, Virginia, was hired by the town to conduct an architectural survey of the historic properties within the town limits. According to the town’s Heritage Preservation Handbook, the findings of that survey indicated that “of the 245 properties that were surveyed, 83% of them were considered contributing to the historic character of the community.” Also,

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History for sale: ‘Farm Sanctuary,’ built in the 1930s, is a paradise for entertaining guests | Myrtle Beach Area News

Editor’s note: Periodically, we will feature unique properties for sale in Horry and Georgetown counties — answering all of our curiosities in the process.

The owner of this beautiful bungalow refurbished the exterior of this four-bedroom house in Loris to “maintain the character and charm of 1939,” which was the year it was built.

It was renovated and expanded in 2019, and sits on three parcels totaling 4.34 acres of prime farm land that is completely fenced with four-rail wood and cross-fencing to close off areas as needed, according to the listing provided by Redfin partner agent Natalie Rakoci.

Its modernized interior provides all of today’s convenience and luxury.



Loris property for sale, 2323 Main Street

Loris property for sale, 2323 Main Street


So I have to admit, what made me fall hard for this $399,900 property at 2323 Main St. in Loris is the new European style outdoor pavilion featuring a grill, sink, refrigerator and plenty

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Rare pieces of history for sale in C.K. McClatchy estate auction

UP FOR AUCTION. >> SOMETIMES HOW AN ITEM COMES TO US IS AS INTERESTING AS AN ITEM. LISA CALIFORNIA HISTORY UP FOR : SALE. >> IT’S A 2 PART AUCTION. LISA RARE PIECES FROM C-K : MCCLATCHY’S ESTATE WILL BE AUCTIONED OFF TOMORROW. WHEN YOU THINK OF HOW MANY THERE COULD BE. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST PROMINENT BUT ALSO PROBABLY MOST EXTENSIVE VALUE EYES ESTATE. LISA C.K. MCCLATCHY RAN THE : MCCLATCHY COMPANY WHICH OWNED THE SACRAMENTO BEE AND OTHER NEWSPAPERS. HE DIED IN 1989. >> THROUGH THOSE SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS THEY ALSO COLLECTED AND PRESERVED HISTORY. LISA HIS ESTATE HAS BEEN LARGELY : UNTOUCHED SINCE THEN. >> I THINK WE’VE GOT SOME GREAT STUFF. LISA AMONG THE ITEMS FOR SALE. :ART, FURNITURE, RUGS AND BOOKS, INCLUDING A FIRST EDITION OF UNCLE TOM’S CABIN. >> HIS AUNT WAS A VERY PROMINENT BOOK COLLECTOR. SHE PRESERVED THESE EARLY BOOKS ON CALIFORNIA … Read More

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History for Sale: Gorgeous half-mansion in Myrtle Beach dates back to 1940 | Myrtle Beach Area News

You’ll need to know which oak trees to peek through to discover this absolutely gorgeous 4,417-square-foot home built in 1940.

It doesn’t flaunt its gorgeous red front-door entrance to the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Just a short jog down 37th Avenue North at 411 sits a prestigious, historic home on a double lot. 



Myrtle Beach Dream Home

Interior of the home at 411 37th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach


Inside, you’ll find beautiful ceiling crown molding through many of the rooms and the intricate details shaped into the winding staircase give this large home its southern charm.

The hand-painted, 10-foot ceilings and real hardwood floors are complimented by transom windows. The modern amenities of this home includes a gourmet kitchen, complete with range, double ovens, large island, breakfast bar, custom wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.



History for sale: Vandross Plantation offers 80-acre pond, 1K+ acres on Nature Conservancy

The Carolina room features the original bead-board, tongue and groove ceiling, antique bricked walls and floors, and double

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Trade Deficit Deepest, Home Prices Highest, in History

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Market indexes began this Tuesday morning roughly flat, ahead of a couple key data points released before the bell: Advance Trade in Goods for August and Case-Shiller Home Prices for July. Neither will carry the impact of the mass of jobs data we’ll get beginning tomorrow, but both demonstrate economic implications for the U.S. going forward.

The Advance Trade in Goods number for last month was, simply, the deepest deficit on record: -$82.9 billion. This is notably worse than the $78.9 billion expected by analysts and the downwardly revised -$80.1 billion for July. Imports rose 3.1%, led by Consumer Goods and Autos, up 7% and 6.2%, respectively. By comparison, Exports rose 2.8%, with Industrial Supplies 10.6% higher but Capital Goods down 3.9% on the month.

What these numbers suggest is that the U.S. is bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic more slowly than other regions around

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