What St. Louis looked like in the 1930s Through these Fascinating Historical Photos

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, St. Louis’ population grew steadily. By the 1930s the population of the city was around 821,960, and the Great Depression had stopped economic growth. The manufacturing output fell by 57 percent between 1929 and 1933, slightly more than the national average of 55 percent. As of 1939, St. Louis’ industrial production was only 70 percent of what it was in 1929, while national industrial production was 84 percent in 1929.

The brewing industry recovered after Prohibition was repealed in 1933, but this still wasn’t enough to compensate for the losses in industrial production in St. Louis. In the 1930s, mandatory minimum wage laws made it illegal for black workers to be appointed to the same jobs as white workers, and many black workers were fired and replaced by white workers. Many Black workers were only paid room and board in the domestic service industry, and skilled Black craftsmen were usually excluded from joining local unions and finding work as construction workers.

A total of $ 1.5 million of the city’s funds were allocated for relief operations during the early years of the Depression, while $300,000 was given to the Salvation Army and another $1 million to the St Vincent de Paul Society. The city voted in late 1932 to issue a $4.6 million bond issue so that additional relief funds could be provided, and the Board of Aldermen and Mayor Dickmann balanced the budget in 1933 by cutting expenditures by 11 percent. Thousands of St. Louisans were employed by New Deal programs such as the Public Works Administration, which provided food and shelter.

African Americans created a growing share of the newcomers during that period. Over the following decades, the population of St. Louis declined rapidly. Most of those leaving the city were of European ancestry who fled to the suburbs; these communities quickly grew.

Below are some fascinating historical photos that will take you back to 1930s St. Louis.

#1 A Truckload of Cheer- As Famous Brewers Resume Old Role. St. Louis, 1933.

#2 August Anheuser Busch Sr of St Louis, Missouri, driving a horse drawn carriage in April of 1933.

#3 Model house, probably in St. Louis Hills, built by the Cyrus Crane Willmore Organization. Signs in the front yard advertise that the house is for sale, February 1931

#4 Workers at the Slavin Hat Company factory at 1117 Washington, April 1931

#5 African-american settlement near steel foundry workers homes east St. Louis, 1934.

#6 Produce displays outside of Jim Remley’s Market at 6213 Easton in Wellston (later renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Drive), June 1931

#7 General Motors “First Streamliner” bus leaving the Greyhound bus depot in St. Louis, 1932.

#8 Automobiles Parked on Side Street in St. Louis, 1930s.

Automobiles Parked on Side Street in St. Louis, 1930s.

Cruising up and down side streets in the eternal quest for parking space is no longer a tribulation of patrons of this modern banking institution, in Grand National Bank. Depositors are shown driving up to the special windows which now provide curb service along a private drive.

#9 Bureau for homeless women in Saint Louis december, 1932.

#10 A speaker addresses the crowd at the dedication of the new Castle Point subdivision at the corner of Halls Ferry and Chambers roads in north St. Louis County. June 1931

#11 Banquet held at the Forest Park Hotel for the nurses of St. John’s Hospital. May 1931

#12 Dodge half-ton truck decorated with signs complaining about its poor quality, May 1931

#13 Family group gathered for the golden wedding anniversary of Conrad G. and Augusta Kempf. The party was held at 6324 Mardel, the home of their daughter, Bertha Meyer, and her husband, Adolph E. Meyer. March 1931

#14 Group of school children posing with instruments on the steps of the Immaculate Conception parish school at 2912 Lafayette, June 1931

#15 Group portrait of Chase Hotel waiters, posed on the hotel’s roof, May 1931

#16 Group portrait taken during the First Annual Convention of the Young People’s Federation of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

Group portrait taken during the First Annual Convention of the Young People's Federation of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

The group was posing on the steps of the Bishop Tuttle Memorial Building at Christ Church Cathedral, May 1931

#17 Large crowd waiting outside the doors at the grand opening of Elliott’s Cut Price Department Store at 5206 Gravois, June 1931

#18 Large group posed around three members of the clergy on the steps of the Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church at the corner of Geyer and McNair, April 1931

#19 Man in the cab of a Columbia Terminal Company truck. Photo by Sievers Studio, April 1931

#20 Monsanto Chemical Works employees posed in a chemical laboratory at the Monsanto plant at the corner of 2nd and Lafayette, June 1931

#21 Product shot showing a 7UP soda display, June 1931

#22 Star Theater at 16 South Jefferson, at the corner of Market and Jefferson, June 1931

#23 Street car union members voting on a strike at Unity Hall, May 1931

#24 Winners holding flowers after a marathon bicycle race held in O’Fallon Park, June 1931

#26 Metal Lathers Local 73 at the St. Louis Zoo, 1930

Metal Lathers Local 73 at the St. Louis Zoo, 1930

Included in the photo are Harry Hagen, Herman Beermann, Henry Beerman, Brian Frederickson, Tom Frederickson, and Joe Cook. Henry Beerman, who is the son of Herman Beermann, had the spelling of his last name changed. Photograph donated to the St. Louis Mercantile Library by the Gymnastic Association Sokol.

#27 St. Louis Riverfront, 1930s. Eads Bridge in background.

#28 Fourteenth and Carr, 1953

Fourteenth and Carr, 1953

A tour to inspect the redevelopment program was part of the itinerary here yesterday of a Pittsburgh civic leader, Arthur B. Van Buskirk (left). He inspects area at Fourteenth and Carr streets with, from left, Saul Dubinsky, chairman of the City Plan Commission; James E. Crowe, city-counselor, and Ethan A. H. Sheplay of Civic Progress, Inc. The site is being considered for industrial redevelopment.

#29 Missouri Botanical Gardens, 1935

Missouri Botanical Gardens, 1935

The Missouri Botanical Gardens - Known the world over as Shaw's Garden, this is one of the finest such units in the world, second only in size to the famous Kew Gardens in London. It is the gift to the city from Henry Shaw, who started it in 1859 and by his will provided for its perpetuation. Its greenhouses alone cover more than 2 acres and its collection of orchids is the finest in the world.

#32 Streckfus steamer, the Admiral, while under construction in May 1937

#33 Miss Jim and her keeper, Phil Rost, giving children a free ride at the St. Louis Zoo, 1932

#34 Admiral Construction,1938

Admiral Construction,1938

Photograph of the construction of the Admiral with the St. Louis Boat and Motor Co. building in the background.

#35 The Chase Park Plaza Hotel, located in St. Louis, Missouri, 1935

#36 North St. Louis from Grand and Olive – taken from Penthouse apartment of Continental Life Building, formerly occupied by Ed Mays, 1934

#37 The Knobbe family gets together for a family reunion, 1932.

The Knobbe family gets together for a family reunion, 1932.

The four Knobbe brothers, Joseph, August, Clement, and Benedict, got their families together at August's residence. August, who owned Tower Grove Dairy, and his brothers immigrated from Germany.

#38 The fourth deck cafeteria of the President steamboat, 1933

#39 The interior of the second deck of the Admiral steamboat as it was under construction, 1939

#40 This new “Rocket” of the Rock Island Lines was on exhibition at Union Station yesterday prior to beginning scheduled twice-a-day round trips between Chicago and Peoria, 1937

#42 Tank, 1937

Tank, 1937

The Sixty Infrantry (above) passingin review before its commanding officer, Col. Joseph A. Atkins, yesterday afternoon at Jefferson Barracks after the post had been inspected by Major Gen. Charles D. Harron, commanding the Sixth Corps area.

#44 Private Bredemeyer thought he would take this machine gun apart to see what made it “tick.” An apparent case of “spring fever” is handicapping his efforts to get it back together again, 1937

#45 Rookie Training at the Jefferson Barracks, 1935

Rookie Training at the Jefferson Barracks, 1935

These rookies have been in the army less than a month but under the intensified training schedule at Jefferson Barracks they are rapidly being converted into soldiers. They are shown here marching in review on parade grounds. Lieut. R.C. Huggins, in charge of the training of recruits is shown marching with drawn sword in front of the troops while Major Walter C. Philips reviews them from the sidelines.

#46 Tanks Down The Road, 1939

Tanks Down The Road, 1939

The light tanks of the Sixth Tank Company at Jefferson Barracks, under command of Capt. J. H. Gilbreth, departed last night for Arcadia, MO., where combat problems will be worked out by 41 officers of the 420th Infantry, Reserves, as the final part of their tank training at Jefferson Barracks this season.

#47 A Communications Unit Advances Into The Woods, 1938

#50 A train steaming in the overflow at Eads Bridge, 1939

#51 Construction work on the new $1,250,000 National Guard Armory on the south side of Market street just west of Grand boulevard is progressing rapidly, 1937

#52 An Artist sketchof the proposed new $1,200,000 Armory for the One Hundred and Thirty-eighth Infantry, Missouri National Guard, as it would look if built under present tentative plans, 1934

#53 Automatic stokers are going to feed coal into three big boilers to provide low-pressure steam heat for the drill-roomacreage, 1938

#55 A Hundred Years Ago, A Militiaman slept on the Ground, 1938

#56 The first Missouri militiamen swam in Mill Creek and the Mississippi River, but the members of the 138th, after the chlorinated water is put in, are going to have a swimming pool, 1938

#57 Grand Avenue St. Louis, 1935

Grand Avenue St. Louis, 1935

This is Grand Avenue looking north, a busy thoroughfare on which there are many theaters… in camp in world war days frequently established a "Grand amd Olive…" was the central gathering point for all the boys from the home town.

#58 Opening of the vault door at the Mercantile Trust Company, 1939

#59 What Would You Do?’ Asks Maj.-Gen. Drum–Jefferson Barracks, 1938

What Would You Do?' Asks Maj.-Gen. Drum--Jefferson Barracks, 1938

Maj.-Gen. Drum second from the right, is shown asking the noncommissioned officer at the left, who had just put his men through an attack formation for column of squad, how he would employ his soldiers to take a near-by building occupied by machine-gunners.

#60 Members of Sixth Infantry preparing to leave for Arcadia, MO., on motorized hike, 1937

#61 Army men are being lead by bass drummers of a marching band, 1939

#62 Griesedieck Brothers Brewery Storage Cellar, 1937

#63 The opening gunof the social season for the Citizens’ MilitaryTraining Corps is a dance at Jefferson Barracks, 1939

#64 The trainees took time out at noon for a hearty meal of baked beans, tomatoes, salad, bread and apple butter, served cafeteria style and with a minimum loss of time, 1939

#65 New South St. Louis Apartment, 1930

New South St. Louis Apartment, 1930

"Twelve-family apartment just completed at Delor street and Alaska avenue by the Art-Build Construction Company, 5417 South Grand boulevard.

#66 New quarters of the Mercantile-Commerce National Bank in St. Louis at 3608-16 Washington boulevard, 1935

#68 Easton Taylor Trust Co. Exterior Crime Scene, 1931

#69 The Old Franklin Bank Becomes the United Bank and Trust Company, 1935

#70 The old Klausmann Brewery at South Broadway and Loren street, which in pre-prohibition days was one of the largest operating in St. Louis, will be razed to save taxes, 1937

#71 The line may be a bit ragged and the step a trifle uncertain, but it must be remembered that these C.M.T.C. youths at Jefferson Barracks first got acquainted with army hoonail shoes July 2, 1930

#72 Franklin-American Bank, 1933

Franklin-American Bank, 1933

The former quarter of the Franklin-American Company at 716-18 Locust Street, purchased by a new bank, as yet unnamed, headed by Byron Moser, who resigned last week as president of the Security National Bank Savings and Trust Company. The four-story building was aquired from the Franklin-American Trust Company with a leasehold assignment. The structure is apprasied at 1155,00 for assessment purposes. It is planned to remove the stone columns and bring the entire front of the structure out to the street level.

#73 Grand Avenue National Bank (exterior) after Robbery, 1930

#74 Grand National Bank deposit boxes after the robbery, 1930

#75 Grand Avenue National Bank (exterior) after Robbery, 1930

#77 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Exterior cut, 1935

#78 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Main entrance, exterior, 1935

#79 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Stairwell, 1935

#80 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Balconies, exterior, 1930

#81 Exterior of Neighborhood Gardens Apartments. Construction is nearing completion, 1930

#82 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Window view ,1935

#83 The various apartments will be heated from a central supply system, will have hot and cold running water, gas or electricity for cooking, bath, and each tenant will be assigned space in the basement for laundry purposes.

#84 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Interior view, 1935

#85 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Private playground, 1936

#86 Daniel Boone Apartments, 1935.

Daniel Boone Apartments, 1935.

Lindell Tower (left) and Daniel Boone Apartments, 3733-45 Lindell Boulevard, management of which has been taken away from insolvent Central States Life Insurance Company by apartment bondholders.

#87 St. Louis National Bank Building, 1938

St. Louis National Bank Building, 1938

The old St. Louis National Bank Building, on the south west corner of Eighteenth and Olive streets, was bought at a receiver's auction sale yesterday for $25,000 by Conrad L. Schopp, real estate man and painter. Schopp said he plans to use the building for a real estate office, private art gallery and studio.

#88 Donaldson Court Apartment After Remodeling, 1937

Donaldson Court Apartment After Remodeling, 1937

Before an extensive modernization program the Donaldson Court Apartment, on the northwest corner of Westgate avenue and Delmar boulevard, University City, suffered a loss of income because of its outmoded appearance and divided shops.

#89 Donaldson Court Apartment Shops, 1937

Donaldson Court Apartment Shops, 1937

After its cement facade had been removed and a modern structural glass front installed, surmounted with ornamental brick and Terra-cotta, the Donaldson Court Apartments readily attracted tenants for its shops.

#90 A street view of the Donaldson Court Apartments at Delmar and Westgate, where the courtyard can be seen, 1935

#91 Netherby Hall Apartments – Exterior, 1933

Netherby Hall Apartments - Exterior, 1933

Netherby Hall Apartments, 4540 Lindell boulevard, aquired by the Missouri State Life Insurance Company in a trade in which the insurance company company conveyed five small properties to Samuel Ginstine, real estate speculator. The Nehterby Hall has eight apartments of nine rooms and three baths.

#92 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Architectural drawing, 1930

#93 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments – Construction view, 1930

Neighborhood Gardens Apartments - Construction view, 1930

It is estimated that when all the apartments at Neighborhood Gardens are filled, as present indications are they will be, more than 1000 persons will be housed in the eleven units that comprise the three-story structures with ample basements. Rents range from $18 a month for the one-room apartments to $38.50 for the larger suites.

#94 The 252-family Neighborhood Gardens development is nearing completion in the block between Sevent, Eighth, Biddle, and O’Fallon streets, 1930

The 252-family Neighborhood Gardens development is nearing completion in the block between Sevent, Eighth, Biddle, and O'Fallon streets, 1930

The Public Works Administration is lending $640,000 of the total of $742,000. Rents will range between $19.50 to $33 a month. The project is being built by Hoener, Baum, & Froese, architects.

#95 The Sarah-Olive Bank, 4055 Olive street, where three robbers obtained $6,000 in a holdup shortly after noon yesterday, 1931

#97 Citizens’ Military Training Camp at Jefferson Barracks ,1936

Citizens' Military Training Camp at Jefferson Barracks ,1936

The colors approaching the reviewing officers yesterday afternoon at the 1175 youths of the Citizen's Military Training Camp at Jefferson Barracks hold regimental parade.

#98 Strike Up The Band–Jefferson Barracks, 1937. The band is playing as the guard of the day is changed in an impressive ceremony.

#99 A View of a Historic Spot, 1935

A View of a Historic Spot, 1935

Many veterans from the Middle West area will have occasion to remember Jefferson Barracks which, during the world war a widely used recruiting headquarters.

#100 Sixth Infantry on Parade, 1938

Sixth Infantry on Parade, 1938

The Sixth Infantry Regiment marching in review yesterday at Jefferson Barracks before Warrant Officer G. H. Bucholz, who announced his retirement as regimental band leader after 35 years of service in the army.

#101 Members of the Congressional Committee, inspecting army posts on a nation-wide scale are shown with officers at Jefferson Barracks in a visit there yesterday afternoon, 1939

#102 Tanks In Field #2, 1939

Tanks In Field #2, 1939

Rough terriain is just the thing for these tanks, and if something like a bush or a tree gets in their way down comes the bush or tree, if the tree's not too big.

#103 A part of the line of war veterans eho estched as the Sixth Infantry passed in review during the Memorial Day program at Jefferson Barracks yesterday, 1935

#107 Officers Play Golf on the Jefferson Barracks Course, 1935

#108 Jefferson Barracks Army Day Parade ,1937

Jefferson Barracks Army Day Parade ,1937

The Colors pass in review in the Army Day parade held yesterday afternoon by the Sixth Infantry at Jefferson Barracks. Reviewing officers and a group of spectators are shown at the back. The observance was sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter, Military Order of the World War.

#109 The Only ‘Casualty’, An Overturned Tank–Jefferson Barracks, 1938

#110 General Inspects Jefferson Barracks’ Sixth Infantry, 1937

#111 Recruits from Jefferson Barracks ride the train to the Pacific Coast, 1939

#112 Men in suits visit a man with either long legs or short pants, 1937

#115 Army Day at Jeffeson Barracks, and the Sixth Infantry is at its best, 1938

#117 It looks like the old 138th but it is the St. Louis Officer personnel of the CMTC encampment at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, which concludes a two-week period of training today, 1939

#118 A section of the student army at Jefferson Barracks donning campaign uniforms, 1932.

#119 Staff Photo, 1939

Staff Photo, 1939

With the military precision and snap of veterans Uncle Sam's civilian soldiers at Jefferson Barracks swung past the reviewing officers yesterday afternoon in the first regimental parade of the Citizens Military Training Camp.

#120 McKinley Bridge Roadway on Fire, 1936

McKinley Bridge Roadway on Fire, 1936

Fire threatened to destroy the wooden roadway of the otherwise fireproof McKinley Bridge yesterday afternoon when about 100 feet of the under side of the north roadway near the center span of the bridge was scorched.

#121 Trains on the Track of the McKinley Bridge, 1931

#122 The Park Royal Apartments (also known as the President Apartments), fifteen stories in height and containing fifty-six large suites, has just been completed at 4605 Lindell Boulevard, 1930

#123 The three-story building that has stood at the southeast corner of Grand boulevard and Olive street for almost sixty years is being torn down to make way for a new two or three story structure, 1933

#124 The buildings on Fourth and Chestnut streets, 1938

#125 Two sets of stone pillars flank the entrances to this squat and substantial building at 14-16 South First street, 1935

#126 An in-between snack was distributed to those who arrived too late for breakfast and couldn’t wait for noon mess, 1939

#127 This quintet of Citizens’ Military Training Camp students was photographed had been passed and rationed their equipment, 1935

#128 The Pierre Chouteau Apartments, 1934. The structure contains about 60 units, consisting mainly of six rooms and two baths and five rooms and one bath apartments.

#130 6000 Soldiers, 1937

6000 Soldiers, 1937

A crowd of 6000 soldiers and civilian attended the second round of the C.M.T.C. amateur boxing tournament at Jefferson Barracks and here is a section of the C.M.T.C. crowd showing the boys from Missouri and Illinois cheering their favorites, booing the boys from the other states and showing general indifference in other cases.

#132 Jefferson Barracks – First Rolling Kitchen in the Army, 1936

#134 Jefferson Barracks – Inspection by General, 1937

#135 C.M.T.C. Members, 1938

C.M.T.C. Members, 1938

Having been registered, physically examined, provided uniform equipment and instructed in army dress procedure, C.M.T.C. members are being led to their company's quarters to await further instruction in army routine and regimentation.

#136 Jefferson Barracks – Fitting Students for Uniforms, 1938

#137 Jefferson Barracks – Gas Demonstration, 1938

Jefferson Barracks - Gas Demonstration, 1938

"The ' Gas House Gang' Near Second Base - A Sixth Infantry unit is shown as it charged through a wall of gas, with masks at place and guns at ready. A strong wind complicated the gas demonstration considerably. Center foreground is second base on the barracks baseball diamond."

#138 These men had finished their registration and were checking over their newly issued equipment as they rested in the tent assigned them, 1939

#141 Five-story building at 1124-26 Locust street, 1934

#144 Erecting the new north east approach to the St. Louis Municipal Bridge, which is now known as the MacArthur Bridge, 1932

#145 Erecting the new north east approach to the St. Louis Municipal Bridge, 1932

#146 Eads Bridge-Icy River, 1936

Eads Bridge-Icy River, 1936

An increase in the amount of floating ice in the Mississippi River was reported yesterday by the United States Weather Bureau here. This scene at Eads Bridge is an icy reminder that King Boreas still reigns.

#149 Bardenheir Building, 1935

Bardenheir Building, 1935

One of the old-time memorials to Bacchus in St. Louis was the Bardenheier Building at 214 Market street, erected in 1873 by John Bardenheier, whose stocks of wine and liquors occupied three floors and a commodious cellar.

#151 Plant being built by the American Cone and Pretzel Company at 2436 South First street, 1934

#155 Anheuser-Busch Brewery located in Saint Louis, Missouri, 1934

#156 The construction of the superstructure of the President steamboat, 1933

#157 The Beacon Paper Company, 301 North Second street last week leased the street and Clark avenue, 1936

#158 Inside view of the Buder Building after the bombing, 1931

#160 Board of Education Members watch as Redeemed School Boards are Burned, 1938

#161 Fisher Body Co. plant, 3707 Union blvd., where fire occurred Aug. 2, 1935.

#162 Some of the members of the Globe-Democrat 1935 Boys’ Outing Club, who took time inspect the engine as their special train stopped in Jefferson City yesterday en route to Bagnell Dam on a two-day outing, 1935

#164 Fraternal Building, 1934

Fraternal Building, 1934

Faternal building at northwest corner of Eleventh street and Franklin avenue, which has been purchased by Jacob E. Lasky, president of the Franklin Furniture Company,. Lasky plans to make extensive improvements on teh structure and convert it into a modern store and loft building. Arthur S. Martin & Son, who made the sale for the John A. Scudder estate, will have charge of the management. The following store signs are; Century Plumbing Supply Co., 500 Slightly used Suits, some as good as new $5 and up. Vehicles seen are a car and truck.

#165 Gamble Community Center Building, 1938

Gamble Community Center Building, 1938

$84,000 Negro community Center- This is the way the new $84,000 Gamble Community Center Building for Negros will look when completed about eight months from now. Work on the new structure, which will be at Gamble street and Glasgow avenue, will start in about two weeks. It will contain a gymnasium meeting rooms, recreation quarters and shower and locker rooms. About 30 per cent of the cost will come from P.W.A. funds and the rest from city bond issue money.

#166 Gay Building, 1939

Gay Building, 1939

The Old Gay Building at Third and Pine streets considered by St. Louisans of the 1870s as being second to none in the line of modern office buildings and the scene of many dramatic episodes enacted in fields of politics, grain speculations and mining stock promotions, is one of the old structures here to be razed when the government starts clearing the waterfront to make way for the Jefferson Memorial.

#167 Cooking School, 1933

Cooking School, 1933

Group of people show baked goods. From left to right: Mrs. Dizzy Dean, Dizzy Dean, Lawrence McDaniel and Mrs. Jesse Marie DeBoth Nov. 3, 1933.

#168 Cooking School, 1942

Cooking School, 1942

St. Louis homemakers interested in better nutrition for national defense yesterday crowded the second session of Miss. Jessie Marie DeBoth's cooking school under the ausprices of the Globe-Democrat in the Field House of Washington University.

#169 Cooking School, 1939

Cooking School, 1939

A view of the capacity crowd which attended the opening program of the Globe-Democrat's Cooking School at which Jessie Marie Deboth demonstrated the latest in the recipe world.

#170 New building for the Arthur J. Donnelly Undertaking Company, nearing completion at 3840 Lindell boulevard, east of the undertaking firm’s present establishment, 1932

#171 The historic main tower of the City Hall, over the Twelfth boulevard entrance, which is to be torn down, 1936

#173 Officials for the Hole-in-One Golf Tournament 1938

#174 First Steam-Powered Mill, 1938

First Steam-Powered Mill, 1938

Down at the foot of Florida street, the Walsh brothers set up the first steam-powered mill in St. Louis in 1827 when John Quincy Adams was President and California was part of Mexico. Farmers parked their wagons against the mill and went down to the big city while the millstones kept grinding corn into corn meal and wheat into flour. The stone chimney, at the left of the above photo, was a river landmark. Now the smokestacks of Laclede Power & Light Company Station E pierce the same bit of sky (at the left).

#176 The snow-covered entrance gates to Lafayette Park in the winter, 1934

#182 Feathers Flying at Hawk’s Goal. St. Louis Eagles Hockey Team, 1934

#183 Gene Alford, a parcel of greased lightning, is shown gaining 10 yards for St. Louis against Pittsburgh yesterday, 1934

#184 St. Louis Gunners, 1938

St. Louis Gunners, 1938

The Boston Shamrocks had a tough time at Walsh Stadium yesterday afternoon keeping up with the varied attack displayed by the St. Louis Gunners in their pro gridiron battle.

#186 Sugar which never saw a Train, 1937

Sugar which never saw a Train, 1937

Sugar all the way from California which never saw a train. Through the Panama Canal to New Orleans, loaded onto barges and brought up the Mississippi to St. Louis, a sweet illustration of river traffic's modern development.

#187 Trophies for 1939 Hole-In-One Tournament, 1939

Trophies for 1939 Hole-In-One Tournament, 1939

Besides the thrill of firing the best shot in the field of 470 golfers, the winner of the Globe-Democrat's fourth annual Hole-In-One Tournament tomorrow at Triple A will receive this trophy. Prizes go also to the leaders and runner-ups in each of the four divisions and to the man and woman who turn in the best three shots.

#189 Building Sold to the Cenacle Sisters for Use as a House of Retreats, 1930

Building Sold to the Cenacle Sisters for Use as a House of Retreats, 1930

The Shelter, which has been in the possession of the Lucas heirs for 115 years and which is now to become a retreat house for the Cenacle Sisters, who will take possession in the near future.

#191 Saint Louis City Hall, 1934

Saint Louis City Hall, 1934

The image whites out some portions to show the projected changes. Captioned, "As the City Hall will look after the amputation of the main 80-foot tower and the cupolas of the two smaller towers on the Twelfth boulevard side. Corrosion of the structural steel supports caused city officials to order the towers torn down.

#192 Tablet at City Hall, 1934

Tablet at City Hall, 1934

"A tablet containing the names of St. Louisans and those from the St. Louis County who died in the World War is shown in its new setting at the City Hall where it has been converted into a shrine. Since 1922 the tablet was located on the marble stairway in the City Hall but is now situated at the southern end of the rotunda. The shrine, just completed, cast $450. It was paid for by the American Legion and city officials."

#193 The historic main tower of the City Hall, over the Twelfth boulevard entrance, which is to be torn down, 1936

#195 View in the penthouse apartment of Continental Life Building, formerly occupied by Ed Mats, 1934

#196 The Chouteau Trust Building at 4028-30 Chouteau avenue, which was sold under the hammer yesterday to satisfy a mortgage, 1938

#197 Globe-Democrat Workspace with Women at Desks, 1930

#198 Five St. Louis Globe-Democrat employees working at their desks, 1930

#199 Air and Skyline Views St. Louis, 1934

Air and Skyline Views St. Louis, 1934

The view is eastward down Olive street. In the distance can be discerned the Civil Courthouse and other downtown buildings. Ed May's lease for the penthouse was at $12,000 a year.

#201 A Tablet, 1934

A Tablet, 1934

A tablet containing the names of St. Louisans and those from St. Louis County who died in the World War is shown in its new setting at the City Hall where it has been converted into a shrine.

#202 Cooking School, 1939

Cooking School, 1939

Birdseye view of audience and stage while cooking is demonstrated by Miss Jessie Marie DeBoth. On the stage are kitchen appliances showing GE stove, clothes washing machine, refrigerator and unknown wares. Prizes are displayed by Rino and Spry Contest and GE: these include a large ribbon is wrapped around a GE [General electric] Stove and include about 50 baskets filled with cleaning products and women's shoes.

#212 Principia College Football, 1936

Principia College Football, 1936

Dad's Day was held by Principia Academy at Taylor Field last Saturday, but even the presence of their fathers was not enough to enable Principia to avoid a 27-0 loss at the hands of a stronger Cadet team.

#213 Unfinished section from Tower Grove to Newstead Ave. South side of Highway, 1938

#214 Finished section from Taylor Ave East. North side of Highway, 1938

#218 A Glimpse Along the Wall Street of St. Louis, 1935. Looking north on Broadway from Pine street, where numerous banking institutions make their home.

#219 View of Kingshighway, 1939

View of Kingshighway, 1939

Away "out in the country" at the time this picture was taken some 25 years ago, the scene looks like one along the old ox road. Even though 25 years is not so far back, most of you probably can't even recall this thoroughfare, which today is one of the most traveled in the city. It's a view of Kingshighway, looking north from Easton. Courtesy City Plan Commission.

#222 Looking north along 13th from Market St. in St. Louis, 1932

#226 Cardinals Pitching and Catching Candidates, 1939

#227 Crowd and Field at a Cardinals Game, 1939

Crowd and Field at a Cardinals Game, 1939

A portion of the crowd of 33,538 fans which saw the Cards-Reds double-header at Sportsmans Park yesterday is pictured here during the intermission between games. It was the largest crowd at a baseball game in St. Louis since June 1937. The fans saw the Cards win the opener, 6 to 5, and drop the nightcap, 8 to 4."

#229 Carmelite Monastery Clayton Road, 1932

Carmelite Monastery Clayton Road, 1932

The facade of the public chapel which joins the convent proper.

#232 Shack made of barrels and tar paper, St Louis, 1931.

Shack made of barrels and tar paper, St Louis, 1931.

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#233 “Then and now” photo of two Oldsmobile cars. The vintage 1897 model Oldsmobile is parked next to a new 1931 Oldsmobile. June 1931

"Then and now” photo of two Oldsmobile cars. The vintage 1897 model Oldsmobile is parked next to a new 1931 Oldsmobile. June 1931

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#235 Boat-shaped car used by Anheuser-Busch to promote the brand. May 1931

Boat-shaped car used by Anheuser-Busch to promote the brand. May 1931

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