University City was originally founded by Edward Garner (E.G.) Lewis. He was an intrepid entrepreneur who over the years built a large publishing empire and ventured into other interests such as women's voting rights and banking. Our City Hall was the headquarters of his publishing empire. He is responsible for The Woman's Magazine Building (Current City Hall), Press Annex (City Hall Annex), University City's Lion Gates, the Egyptian temple (No longer standing) and the Art Academy.
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