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River City Found (St. Louis)

St. Louis had a smog problem, relying heavily on cheap, soft coal from Illinois and sited in a valley...

1939...


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Midtown, 1929. I wasnt really paying attention to the date but this appears to be a bank run. Lines would form going the other direction for the theatres, so I wasnt really paying much attention.


Grand National Bank by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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South St. Louis, 1906.


Street Pavers, Compton Ave. by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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Downtown, 1925.


Washington Avenue by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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University City (suburban, past the West End), 1930.


W.C. Persons Street Scene by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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Downtown St. Louis in ruins, 1849 (following the great fire).


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Downtown, 1885. Tony Faust's Restaurant, Oyster House and Fulton Market.


Tony Faust's Restaurant by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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Midtown, 1935. St. Louis developed a couple downtown-like nodes, presenting a fairly heavy corridor of development from the river to Forest Park. This is about 3 miles from the river.


Grand Avenue, Grandel Square by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1914.


West side of Sixth Street south of St. Charles Street by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1900.


Pedestrians on the sidewalk near the intersection of Sixth and Locust Streets by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1907.


Posters on a wall of the Louis Bohle Undertaking and Livery building at 1125-29 Market Street by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Somewhere on Chouteau, south-ish St. Louis, 1900.


Store front window of an unidentified liquor store on Chouteau Avenue by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Self Explaned. Downtown, 1909.


Street cleaner at work on Twelfth Street between Olive and Locust Streets by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1917. Some kind of information booth.


Twelfth Street looking north between Pine and Olive Streets by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Horseless-Carriage accident. Midtown-ish, 1906.


Wrecked car parked outside of Neal O'Donnell's Practical Horse Shoeing shop by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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Heres a simple map I defaced to describe the simple ways in which I reference the geography of St. Louis. Circa 1904/2012.


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Downtown, 1920.


Olive Street north from Sixth Street by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Unknown location, 1910.


Group of mostly African-American men standing on an unidentified street corner by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Truck Accident, downtown, 1917.


Crowd gathered to look at a wrecked wagon/truck of J. Arthur Anderson Laundry Company at Twelfth and Pine Streets by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown buggy factory, 1900.


Mound City Buggy Company on east side of Broadway between Papin and Chouteau by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Snow on the bridge from IL, downtown, 1917.


Winter view of a truck driving under "Welcome to St. Louis" sign at the entrance of the Municipal Bridge (now the MacArthur Bridge by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Uh, a horse being pulled from a hole. Unknown location or date.


Crowd watching a horse being pulled out of a hole by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr


Street repair, downtown, 1910.


Twelfth Street repair work, 1910 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

More street repair, downtown, 1914.


Construction work on Chestnut Street, 1914 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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Downtown, Union Station, 1924. Union Station St. Louis. When Union Station was opened in 1894, it was the largest and busiest single station in the world.


Union Station, 1930s by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Train shed at Union Station, 1907.


Union Station by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Union Station, 1904.


Union Station by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Union Station, 1948.


Harry S. Truman Holds "Dewey Defeats Truman" Headline by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Union Station, 1895, train shed.


Entrance to Union Station train shed, 1895 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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Midtown, 1925.


Grand Avenue looking north across Olive Street, 1925 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Midtown, 1907.

Grand Avenue and Olive Boulevard, south side, street under construction by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Midtown, 1916.

Washington Avenue east of Grand Avenue by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Midtown, 1910.


Lawton Street looking west to Beaumont by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Midtown, 1956. Demolition of "blighted" neighborhood.


Mill Creek Valley by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr


Sportsmans Park/Busch Stadium I, North St. Louis, 1955.


Sportsmans Park, 1955 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr


The Bevo Mill, South St. Louis, 1917. On local radio, you will sometimes hear the time at the Bevo Mill is _.


Bevo Mill, 1917 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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North St. Louis, 1970s.


Fourteenth Street Pedestrian Mall by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr


North St. Louis. The nickname (one of a few) of St. Louis in the 19th century was Mound City. This was a Native American mound being flattened for development. 1869. God knows what they dug up.


Big Mound During Destruction, 1869 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

North St. Louis, 1993.


Crown Candy by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr


North St. Louis, 1945.


Charles G. Stifel Residence by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1920.


Washington Avenue east from Twelfth Street by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1925.


Washington Avenue East Toward Third by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1876.


McLean Building by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

1904 Worlds Fair, West End.


Palaces of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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North St. Louis, 2007.


Marx Hardware by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

North St. Louis, 2000s.


Herbert Street by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

North St. Louis, 2000s.


North Market Street by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1929.


Light's Golden Jubilee, 1929 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1920s.


Speedboat on the Mississippi, 1920s by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Plane flying under the Eads Bridge, 1930s.


Bi-plane flying under the Eads Bridge, 1930s by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Spanish built guard tower for fort @ St. Louis. 1850s.


Old Spanish Fort, ca. 1850 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown, 1854.


Third Street, looking North from Olive, ca. 1854 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Chouteau's Pond, a lake just west of downtown, 1850s.


Chouteau's Pond, View South from 8th and Clark Streets, 1850 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr



Near downtown, 1850s.


Ninth Street looking north from Chestnut, 1852 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr


Downtown, 1860s.


Fourth Street looking North, 1867 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr

Downtown levee, 1852.


St. Louis Levee, 1852 by Missouri History Museum, on Flickr
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1960 Downtown Plan renderings. Shiny arch.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6...658b312610.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6...496e8fbe5c.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6...b658ab7cc1.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6...65c7e94b03.jpg

Downtown, 1962.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6...6ea1e155df.jpg

South St. Louis, 1940s.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6...17986ea3d3.jpg

Same...


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6...3d87bed126.jpg

Downtown, 1974.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2740/...17773421_b.jpg

The Arch, 1970.


http://www.scribas.com/files/images/...jpg?1319236198


Downtown, 1970s.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/...e0ea9a80cd.jpg


Downtown, 1970s.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/...c7c97811_o.jpg

Downtown, 1960s.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2705/...1013682a28.jpg

Downtown, 1976.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2543/...aae1cef7_o.jpg


Downtown, 1960s or 70s.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2705/...d160cbb0_o.jpg

Downtown, 1976.


http://www.scribas.com/files/images/...jpg?1316649243

Downtown, opening of urban mall. 1985.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4148/...f2eb698f97.jpg
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Thanks for sharing these. Its always interesting to see how various buildings and neighborhoods change, or remain the same.
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