July 16, 1862

George Kessler was born in Germany. He immigrated to America and designed some of the great avenues and boulevards of St. Louis and Kansas City. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website or buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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