Benton Park West
By the mid-1860s, the St. Louis neighborhood of Benton Park West was already self-sufficient, boasting its own carpenters and dairymen, blacksmith and midwife. While it was a working-class community, many residents owned their own businesses and built beautiful homes that still stand today. Author Edna Campos Gravenhorst takes readers on four separate walking tours of the historic district, highlighting such buildings as the 1860s Eyermann home, the stately Herold mansion, the 1893 Gravois Planing Mill, and the Cherokee Brewery.
About Edna Campos Gravenhorst (St. Louis, Missouri Author)
Edna Campos Gravenhorst is an author, historical researcher and a San Antonio Certified Tourism Ambassador; who studied at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico-San Antonio and is bilingual in English-Spanish. This is her second career after spending twenty-five years in sales, merchandising and marketing. She has been published in national newspapers and magazines and has been interviewed in print media, radio and television around the country.
Most recent; Campos-Gravenhorst wrote her 8th book, San Antonio’s Historic Market Square. The book published by Arcadia Publishing in English and in Spanish, will be in the market October 30, 2017. Campos Gravenhorst’s awards include two International Latin Book Awards in 2007 and 2008; and a Kid Power Book Award in 2007. In 2009, she was awarded a Women on the Move Award by the University of Missouri-St. Louis, in 2008 she won a University of Missouri-St. Louis Women Trailblazer Award and in 2007 was named the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Star Honorary Member. She is a member of the San Antonio Conservation Society, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Society of Architectural Historians-St. Louis Chapter, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Organization, the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio and Las Comadres.