Famous-Barr – St. Louis Shopping At Its Finest
For 95 years, St. Louis residents counted on Famous-Barr to buy the things they used everyday and to celebrate the moments that happened only once a year. Shoppers could meet celebrities, take the children to talk to Santa Claus or have the Famous French onion soup for lunch. The Christmas windows displays drew people from all over Missouri and Illinois. Their Toyland during the holidays was legendary. Macy's bought out the May Department Stores Company in 2006. It was a sad day in St. Louis when the Famous-Barr signs came down and were replaced by Macy's. A chapter in St. Louis history came to an end, and we were left with our memories.
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.