Engraved Title Page
St. Louis in 1860
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Boarding Places

A-Z (All 51865 entries for those with broadband.)

Special symbols copied from the original; some may not be displayed properly by some browsers.
", ', ½, Æ, æ, ä, é, è, ë, Œ, œ, ö, ó, ü

ab. aboveagt. agental. alleyasst. or ass't. assistantAv. avenue
bel. belowb. betweenbldg. buildingblk. blackcol'd. colored
com. mer.         commission merchantc. cornerCt. courtE. eastEs. east side
est. estateforwd. forwardingindep. independentinsp. inspectorLa. lane
lab. laborermkr. makermfr. manufacturerN. northN.E. northeast
Ns. north sidenr. nearopp. oppositepk. parkPl. place
P. O. post officepres. presidentprod. produceprov. provisionpub. public
bds. boardsr. residenceRd. roadRev. reverendS. south
S.E. southeastSs. south sideS.W. southwestsec. or sec'y. secretarysupt. or sup't. superintendent
trans. transportationtreas. treasurerW. westwho. wholesalewid. widow
Ws. west side        

These data are taken from LDS microfiche 6044462.
The entries from the the addendum pages of the original directory have been included in the data presented in the transcriptions, and the data have been sorted alphabetically.
No date of publication is shown in the Directory, but it contains a letter dated 20 Mar 1860.
Street numbers are not as at present; e.g., 600 Pine appears not to be at Pine at 6th. Rarely, both an intersection and street number are given and such correspondence is absent. For example, Vonbrock Herman resides at 353 Franklin Av. between 16th and 17th. But it does appear that even and odd numbers are on opposite sides of a street.
Several streets in 1860 were not the ones as at present. Davis was in north city. Christy was not near South Kingshighway. Bates was then in north city. Sarah ran east and west. Easton (now M.L. King) was a North-South street. Fillmore was a North-South street, north of St. Charles.
Buel is now South 10th. Morgan is now Delmar. 5th is now Broadway.
Surviving numbered streets and streets named for trees appear to be as at present.
It is not clear whether Linn and Lynn are different streets. There was no Lynn on Kennedy's map of 1859.
A street is identified either as Lebaume, Lebeaume or Labeaume. Is was shown as Labeaume on Kennedy's map of 1859.
Ann Av. and Anna are different streets.
There are two peculiarly named streets. 2d Carondelet Av. is distinct from Carondelet Av. N. Market is distinct from Market. North Market and Market streets remain so named to this day. A few references to South Market presumably pertain to Market.
When searching, it will benefit the user to know the following:
Initials are consistently formatted in the form A.B., not A. B. However, a space is inserted before R.R.; that is, for example, one sees N.M. R.R.
In all these transcriptions, the ampersand (&) is reserved for business names, and for &c.
Having found a person of interst at a specific address, one with broadband could download the huge A-Z page, and search for other occurrences of that address to determine who else was at that address at the time the data were collected. One might thus find clues, for example, as to how great-great-grandpa met great-great-grandma.
An entry such as "Day John, (Doe, Day & Co.), r. 39 Pine", indicates, by the parenthetic expression, that John Day, the subject of the entry, who resides at 39 Pine, is a principal in the entity Doe, Day & Co.
An entry "Day James, auditor, Doe, Day & Co., r. 39 Pine" indicates, by absence of a parenthetic expression, that James Day, the subject of the entry, is an employee of the entity, Doe, Day & Co. In many instances, the employer appears to be an individual.
An entry "Doe, Day & Co., (Bill Doe, John Day and Tom Smith), grocers, 101 Oak" indicates that the entity is a grocery with three principals (named in parentheses) (probably partners) and is located at 101 Oak.
The "I.M. Hotel" was the Iron Mountain Hotel.
The I.M. R.R. was the Iron Mountain R.R.; the P. R.R. was the Pacific R.R.; N.M. R.R. was the North Missouri R.R. and O. & M. R.R. was the Ohio and Mississippi R.R.
One company is alternately spelled Kingslands & Ferguson or Kingslands & Furguson. Their ad shows Ferguson.
Home addresses are consistently not shown for the many employees of J.T. Dowdall & Co. and Theodore Salorgne.
Home addresses are not shown for many employees of Collins, Kellogg & Kirby.
What made this project feasible is that a microform-to-digital scanner, a computer peripheral, has become available. With this device I was able in short order to copy the 483 pages of the original from microfiche to a 'thumb' drive and thence to my computer at home. As I had long been urging development of just such a device [with no display on the peripheral (to facilitate checking, as in proofreading following OCR), with a very good zoom lens for both microfiche and microfilm and with all controls by mouse and keyboard], I was very receptive when the scanner was installed. I have no evidence that my efforts toward development of such a device bore fruit; instead, I think others also saw the need and developed the unit. The project would not have been feasible had it been necessary for me (not much of a touch typist) to look back-and-forth between the computer monitor and either a displayed image on a microform reader or a paper copy; instead, I was able to display simultaneously the material being entered and the image of the source on my computer monitor. No paper copy was made.
The new $7950 scanner, the ScanPro 1000 with motorized film drive, has made microform reader/printers obsolete. With the new peripheral and a computer with a printer, one can do everything that a reader/printer can do, and easier, plus much more, for thousands of dollars less cost.
Oh! how I would have benefitted for this project from the old "Anykey" keyboard of my 1991 Gateway 2000 computer. With that I could have programmed keys for the oft-repeated street names and occupations. Even my 1984 Radio Shack TRS-80 Mod. 4 has ten programmable keys! What I did was to create a number of tempoprary codes, each with =; thus, for examples, Ca= was typed for Carondelet Av. and br= for bricklayer. Later, search-and-replace was used to substitute the full items.
The Linotype was not introduced until 1886, so evidently the 1860 City Directory was hand-set, one letter at a time!
PLEASE email corrections, large or small, including mis-spelled street names (other than Chesnut), un-capitalized personal or street names, an occupation accidentally substituted for a street name (especially "bricklayer" for "Broadway", "carpenter" for "Carondelet Av.", or "wagonmaker" for "Washington Av."), etc., and any other mistakes or typos, to Bob Doerr.

Transcriptions created by Robert M. Doerr11 Jun 2007
Codes for special characters installed13 Jun 2007
Page "G" up-loaded17 Jun 2007
Page "H" up-loaded27 Jun 2007
Page "I" up-loaded27 Jun 2007
NOTES section on business entities added to this page27 Jun 2007
Pages "J" and "K" up-loaded, and minor updates made to this page08 Jul 2007
Comment on searching for others at an address added to this page.19 Jul 2007
NOTES section on searches added.23 Jul 2007
NOTES section on miscellaneous added.28 Jul 2007
Page "M" up-loaded01 Aug 2007
Pages "N, O, P, Q" up-loaded21 Aug 2007
Page "R" up-loaded22 Aug 2007
Page "S" up-loaded and some minor modifications made on this page.13 Sep 2007
Pages "T" thru "Z" up-loaded and some minor modifications made on this page.26 Sep 2007
Compilation of all 51865 entries (A-Z) added.28 Sep 2007
Page list of boarding places added.30 Sep 2007
A few special symbols added to the list.01 Oct 2007
Clarification re searching addresses.14 Oct 2007
Added picture of St. Louis24 Oct 2007
Adjustments and corrections made to this page.09 Nov 2007
Copyright 2007 Robert M. Doerr