Jim Merkel grew up in Des Peres and Webster Groves and has been a journalist in the St. Louis area for three decades. His previous books for Reedy Press were Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’s South Side; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch; and The Colorful Characters of St. Louis. He lives in the Bevo Mill neighborhood of St. Louis with his wife, Lorraine.
The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline – City Corner
John C. Guenther joins Steve Potter to talk about his new book, The Gateway Arch: An Illustrated Timeline. It's a chronological look at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and how the Arch came to be.
Local author shares latest book ‘Walking South City: A Journey Through Historic St. Louis’ – Show Me St. Louis
Walking South City: A Journey Through Historic St. Louis tells of the quirks and gems author Jim Merkel discovered in a 45-mile jaunt through South St. Louis.
Interview with Jim Merkel – The Show on KMOX
Jim Merkel, the author of Walking South City: A Journey Through Historic St. Louis Neighborhoods is in the studio. Talks about his book and his life growing up in South City. What has changed over the years.