There were Campagna (the Montclair and Frontenac on KIngshighway Blvd.; Leon Strauss; Fred Kummer, Fred Weber (Thomas Dunne, Sr.); Micelli Homes; Tom Shaw; Sverdrup; Deutch family (Oxford and Linn Capri); Baudendistel structures; Zeckendorf (Hampton Village); Taylor Morley and Taylor Hitt. Today we have powerhouse commercial builders: Alberici; Paric and Brinkmann. There were bankers Don Lasater (Mercantile Bank); Leo Fisher (Bank of St. Louis); David Calhoun (St. Louis Union Trust); Adam Aronson (Mark Twain Banks); S. Lee Kling (Landmark Banks) Don Brandin (Boatmens Banks).
APRIL 14 IN HISTORY: 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth; 1902, Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium; 1917, Chicago White Sox’s Ed Cicotte’s no-hits St. Louis Browns 11-0; 1939, John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” was published; 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Social Security rescue for $165 billion.