Friday, April 24, 1908
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
He Is Causing Those Nice Smooth Wooden Blocks to Replace the Hard, Cruel, Granite Paving Stones of Our Downtown Streets
By Marguerite Martyn
When someone told me it was due to appeals of St. Louis women that Street Commissioner James Trevilla is causing those nice, smooth wooden blocks to replace the hard, cruel granite paving stones of our downtown streets (and which we MUST hobble over), I thought:
“Who was the woman who took the initiative? She is a modern Jeanne d’Arc, saving — if not us, her countrywomen — at least some of their downtrodden French heels.”
So I went to Mr. Trevilla to ask who it was.