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By John A. Wright Sr.,Sylvia A. Wright

Clement Delor de Treget, a Frenchman, based Carondelet in 1767 and named the village in honor of Baron Francis Louis de Carondelet, the Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory. as a result of its major position on the confluence of the River Des Peres and the Mississippi River, Carondelet attracted a big selection of industries and a various inhabitants the place racial traces have been frequently blurred and ethnic teams peacefully coexisted. The group has
contributed enormously to American heritage from the location of development of the Civil warfare ironclad boats to the site of the yank kindergarten circulation. this present day the neighborhood is striving to maintain its proud historical past and construct at the energy of its varied inhabitants. The historical photos during this e-book illustrate the city’s founding and improvement from the 1st French settlers to the arriving of Germans, Irish, Italians, African american citizens, and Spanish, its annexation to the town of St. Louis in 1870, its monetary hardships, and its current revitalization.

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