date(s):
1914-1926
subject(s):
Domestic life
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2544 Tower Family Papers Inventory of Tower Family Papers A2544 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:32:10 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Tower Family Papers A2544 0.04 Cubic Feet (1 folder; 1 oversize item) 1914-1926 Processing Information Processed by Dennis Northcott, August 2010. Donor Information The collection was donated by Mary G. Pettus in April 1982. Biographical Sketch George F. Tower, Jr., was born December 23, 1861, in St. Louis, Missouri. On October 15, 1885, he married Miss Carrie Kehlor (1862-1936) in St. Louis. George F. Tower, Jr., was the president of the Tower Nut Products Company. He died July 26, 1924, in Clarksville, Missouri. For many years the couple resided at 27 Vandeventer Place, a fashionable private street in St. Louis. Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence and receipts of George F. Tower, Jr., and his wife regarding work done on their home at 27 Vandeventer Place in St. Louis, Missouri. Arrangement The papers are arranged chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Tower Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Advertising -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Business enterprises -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair Restaurants -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Tower family Typescript letter of the J.H. Preiss Hardwood Floor Co., St. Louis, Mo., to George F. Tower, Jr., 27 Vandeventer Place. Submits an estimate for work to be done on his home. 1914 Nov 25 1 1 Typescript letter signed John M. Price, 4519 Page Blvd., St. Louis, Mo., to George F. Tower, Jr., Clermont, Florida, regarding hardwood floor work he proposes to do in Tower’s home at 27 Vandeventer Place. 1915 Feb 26 1 1 Receipt of J.H. Preiss Hardwood Floor Co., St. Louis, Mo., to Ewald, Allen & Toensfeldt, architects, for work done at the residence of George F. Tower, Jr., 27 Vandeventer Place. 1916 Sept 4 1 1 Typescript letter signed V.J. Gorly, Grimm and Gorly, florists, 7th & Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Miss Marguerite Tower, 27 Vandeventer Place, St. Louis. 1917 Jan 29 1 1 Estimate of the Waldo Manufacturing & Cleaning Co., 2801-2803 North Grand Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Miss Marguerite K. Tower, 27 Vandeventer Place. 1920 June 7 1 1 Letter of Busch & Latta Painting Co., 4366 Finney Ave., St. Louis, to Mrs. G.F. Tower, 27 Vandeventer Place, regarding proposal to do work on her house. 1926 June 22 1 1 Typescript letter of the Lungstras Dyeing and Cleaning Co., 2101 South Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, to Mrs. Geo. Tower, 27 Vandeventer Place, offering a price quote. Letterhead includes illustration of the company's works. 1926 June 25 1 1 Receipt of Busch & Latta Painting Co., 4366 Finney Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Mrs. G.F. Tower for painting the interior of her residence. 1926 Aug 31 1 1 Advertisement of King Manufacturing Co., 1421 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo., for King's antiseptic catarrh cream. Includes brief testimonials of A.V. Swettland, M.D. (Maxwell, Nebraska), S.G. Barnett (Aline, Oklahoma), Mrs. W.R. Nelson (Rice, Oklahoma), Bert Billigs (Tamaquer, Pennsylvania), Mrs. Geo. M. Stokes (Lantana, Florida), Mrs. Ada Jackson (Leary, Georgia), Mary Ganes (Glendale, Kentucky), A.J. McDonald (Marble Hill, Georgia), Mrs. J.B. Brewer (Adele, Mississippi), Mrs. A. Foster (Hamberg, Iowa), E. Hambrick (Conehatta, Mississippi), Addie Flowers (Caddo, Oklahoma), and Mrs. D.A. Luke (Avon Park, Florida). No date 1 1 Invitation of The Old House, Kimmswick, Mo. "The Old House opens a tea room, south of Highway 61. A fire has been laid under the old kettle. It will begin to boil April 19th under the management of Ann P. Fisher of Cedar Brow Farm. Waffles and creamed chicken, Cedar Brow Farm ice cream. The Old House Antique Shop, Amanda Meissner Obermiller." No date 1 1 Invitation to the Princeton Triangle Club in "Safety First" at the Victoria Theatre. Addressed to Mr. & Mrs. G.F. Tower, Jr., 27 Vandeventer Place. No date 1 1 Price list of the Melsheimer Wine & Cafe Co., 207 North 3rd Street, St. Louis. No date 1 1 Advertisement for sixth anniversary sale at Sensenbrenner's, 6th & St. Charles, St. Louis, Mo. (OVERSIZE) No date OS: Su-T