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Thursday, March 11, 2010


From its founding in 1857 -- just a few days ahead of the Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott Case -- through 1950, Laclede Gas Company was named Laclede Gas Light Company. A few sidewalk service entries, like this one in Tower Grove South, retain metal covers with the old company's initials. Bill Beck's volume Laclede Gas and St. Louis: 150 Years of Working Together, 1857-2007 (St. Louis: Laclede Gas Company, 2007) is an invaluable source of Laclede Gas' corporate history.


Doug Duckworth said...

My great aunt worked there for 60 years. They gave her the book for free.

thoughts from south grand said...

just saw you on the nbc local news, nice work looks like the machine is listening to your advice

helpmeunderstand said...

I have an antique shoel with the letters L.G.L.CO stamped on the handle does anyone know where this if from? If its an antique and what it may be worth? Ty