by Michael R. Allen

From its founding in 1857 — just a few days ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott Case — through 1950, Laclede Gas Company was named Laclede Gas Light Company. A few sidewalk service entries, like this one in Tower Grove South, retain metal covers with the old company’s initials. Bill Beck’s volume Laclede Gas and St. Louis: 150 Years of Working Together, 1857-2007 (St. Louis: Laclede Gas Company, 2007) is an invaluable source of Laclede Gas’ corporate history.

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3 Responses to L-G-L-CO

  1. Doug Duckworth says:

    My great aunt worked there for 60 years. They gave her the book for free.

  2. thoughts from south grand says:

    just saw you on the nbc local news, nice work looks like the machine is listening to your advice

  3. helpmeunderstand says:

    I have an antique shoel with the letters L.G.L.CO stamped on the handle does anyone know where this if from? If its an antique and what it may be worth? Ty

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