Monday, March 4, 2013


Today is Edward Gardner Lewis birthday!  Did you know that University City was founded as a Utopian Community?  That Lewis especially promoted Equal Rights and opportunities for women?  That his interest in the City Beautiful style of planning and architecture greatly influenced the Loop and surrounding neighbourhoods?  And that he believed that University City should offer housing for all economic brackets?  Learn this and more on the video available at the University City Library about the history and origins of University City!

Wikipedia page on E.G. Lewis

 Video from the Historical Society (also available from the University City Library)

Here is a nice article from Channel 11

A video on YouTube

He also founded a second Utopian Community, which became the city of Atascadero, California.

C U in the Loop!

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