Originally Posted by Centropolis
you can definitely see hints of where st. louis took a lot of its architectural cues in the mid-atlantic, whereas chicago feels like it took some cues from new england. makes sense i guess, the first rail line to st. louis from the east i think ended in baltimore.
I think it's more a case of St. Louis being on the river. Travelers from both Philly, and Baltimore either ended up in Pittsburgh, or Wheeling, with folks continuing down the river to Cincy, Louisville, and then either up to St. Louis, or down to New Orleans. The Philly influence is felt all along the rivers.
Fantastic thread by the way. I love the lack of touristy stuff. You got to the real nitty gritty!!!