quaters, attracted to the metropolis of the west by its superior facilities for trade, commerce and
manufactures. As a striking instance of the wonders worked by time,we present & view of the
residence of Governor McNair, the first governor of Missouri, and just below a view of the
Residence of Gov. Mcnair.
Lindel Hotel, the most costly and elegnat edifice of the kind ever erected in this or any other
On another pge willl be found a picture of the new and beautiful Southern Hotel, erected
at an enormous expense, under the direction of a public spirited board of directors, at whose head
stands Col. GeorgeKnapp., one of the most liberal and enterprisin citizens of St. Louis.
The recent discoveries of gold and silver in the Rocky Mountain region, has stimulated emigra-
tion, and consequently benefited trade of all kinds to such an extent that, with the demand
occasioned by the maintenance of large bodies of troops in the southwest, the business of St.
Louis at present equals, if not surpasses that done before the war. The railroad facilities which
the city enjoys, and which are destined to be increased indefinitely, will always tend to encourage
business and add to the prosperity of the city. The North Missouri road is to be rapidly pushed
forward into the heart of the rich agricultural districts of northern Missouri, and southern and