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The Streets of St. Louis in the 1930s: A Photographic Memory

As the sun sets over the mighty Mississippi River, the soft glow of streetlights illuminates the bustling streets of St. Louis in the 1930s. A city with a unique blend of Midwest charm and cosmopolitan flair, St. Louis was a place where dreams were chased and history was made. Step back in time and take a stroll with me through the vibrant streets of St. Louis during this transformative decade.

The Great Depression marked the 1930s, an economic crisis that profoundly impacted millions of Americans. Despite the challenging times, the people of St. Louis showed resilience and ingenuity. The streets were filled with the aromas of freshly baked bread from mom-and-pop bakeries and the enticing scents of slow-cooked barbecue wafting from street vendors’ carts. These hardworking men and women comforted their communities through culinary offerings, even in adversity.

One could not walk down the streets of St. Louis without noticing the distinct sound of jazz and blues music pouring from the clubs and bars that lined the streets. The city was a hotbed of musical innovation, with artists like Miles Davis, T-Bone Walker, and Chuck Berry gaining inspiration from the vibrant scene. A visit to Gaslight Square, the heart of the city’s nightlife, would lead you past the Peacock Club’s luminous marquee or the Stork Club’s beckoning doorway, each promising a night of unforgettable entertainment.

For sports fans, St. Louis was a city to be reckoned with. The 1930s saw the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team rise to prominence, with legends like Dizzy Dean and Joe Medwick leading the way. The thunderous roar of fans at Sportsman’s Park could be heard from blocks away as people gathered to cheer on their beloved Cardinals. On crisp autumn afternoons, football enthusiasts flocked to the gridiron to support the St. Louis Gunners, a scrappy team with an unwavering fighting spirit.

The streets surrounding the fairgrounds buzzed with excitement and anticipation as visitors soaked in the atmosphere and embraced the hope for a brighter future.

#1 View looking north on Union from Kensington, with Soldan High School visible on the right, 1930

View looking north on Union from Kensington, with Soldan High School visible on the right, 1930

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#2 View of N. 10th St. and Biddle, with the spire of Shrine of St. Joseph visible in the background, 1930

View of N. 10th St. and Biddle, with the spire of Shrine of St. Joseph visible in the background, 1930

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#3 View of Lafayette Avenue looking east, with St. John Nepomuk Chapel visible in the background, 1930

View of Lafayette Avenue looking east, with St. John Nepomuk Chapel visible in the background, 1930

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#4 View of 21st and Clark Street, with the roof of Union Station visible in the background, 1930

View of 21st and Clark Street, with the roof of Union Station visible in the background, 1930

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#5 View of multi-family brick dwelling on Forest Park Ave. with a woman on the sidewalk, 1932.

View of multi-family brick dwelling on Forest Park Ave. with a woman on the sidewalk, 1932.

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#6 View of North Tenth St. near O’Fallon St., including a junkyard, with a building painted with the message “Men who fail to save surely must forfeit future happiness”, 1930

View of North Tenth St. near O'Fallon St., including a junkyard, with a building painted with the message "Men who fail to save surely must forfeit future happiness", 1930

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#7 View of Southwest corner of N. Florissant and Mallinkrodt, 1930

View of Southwest corner of N. Florissant and Mallinkrodt, 1930

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#8 View of the Northwest corner of St. Louis Ave. and Union, showing Silverstein’s Shoe Store and Connor Radio Co., 1930

View of the Northwest corner of St. Louis Ave. and Union, showing Silverstein's Shoe Store and Connor Radio Co., 1930

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#9 View of Kroger Grocery & Baking Co. at Laclede and Spring, now part of SLU campus, 1930

View of Kroger Grocery & Baking Co. at Laclede and Spring, now part of SLU campus, 1930

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#10 View of houses on 4200 block of North Florissant, 1930

View of houses on 4200 block of North Florissant, 1930

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#11 View of the building that housed Muegge Pharmacy in Old North St. Louis, with two men looking out the window, 1930

View of the building that housed Muegge Pharmacy in Old North St. Louis, with two men looking out the window, 1930

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#12 View of 3600 block of West Florissant, with Allen’s Restaurant visible at 3610 W. Florissant, 1930

View of 3600 block of West Florissant, with Allen's Restaurant visible at 3610 W. Florissant, 1930

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#13 View of northeast corner of W. Florissant and Obear Ave., with the Nancy Shoppe tailor storefront visible, 1931

View of northeast corner of W. Florissant and Obear Ave., with the Nancy Shoppe tailor storefront visible, 1931

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#14 View of Weber Auto Company at the northeast corner of Locust and 19th Street, 1931

View of Weber Auto Company at the northeast corner of Locust and 19th Street, 1931

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#15 View of 600 block of N. 9th Street, with Gralnick’s shoe store visible, 1931

View of 600 block of N. 9th Street, with Gralnick's shoe store visible, 1931

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#16 View of 1122-1126 Monroe near 12th, with a grocery store on the first floor of the three-story corner building, 1931

View of 1122-1126 Monroe near 12th, with a grocery store on the first floor of the three-story corner building, 1931

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#17 View of backyard garden at 5228 Westminster Place in Central West End, with two women and a small black dog visible, 1931

View of backyard garden at 5228 Westminster Place in Central West End, with two women and a small black dog visible, 1931

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#18 View of commercial building at Kossuth and North Grand near Fairgrounds Park, with shoeshine parlor, confectionery, and C.J. Gast Barbershop, 1931

View of commercial building at Kossuth and North Grand near Fairgrounds Park, with shoeshine parlor, confectionery, and C.J. Gast Barbershop, 1931

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#19 View of intersection of East Grand Blvd. and North 20th Street, part of the circle around Grand Ave. Water Tower, with Drs. Lewright & Whitener Medical & Surgical Sanitarium Co. visible, 1931

View of intersection of East Grand Blvd. and North 20th Street, part of the circle around Grand Ave. Water Tower, with Drs. Lewright & Whitener Medical & Surgical Sanitarium Co. visible, 1931

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#20 View of alley on the 100 block of 13th Street, looking east toward Southwestern Bell Building, 1931

View of alley on the 100 block of 13th Street, looking east toward Southwestern Bell Building, 1931

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#21 View of 1137-1139 Market Str. with alley rear 12th Str. visible, 1931

View of 1137-1139 Market Str. with alley rear 12th Str. visible, 1931

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#22 View of several buildings on the south side of the 1300 block of Pine Street, 1931

View of several buildings on the south side of the 1300 block of Pine Street, 1931

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#23 View of St. Charles Street near N. 22nd St., with the Carradine Hat Co. and the walkway above the street connecting the Emerson Electric Mfg. Co. and Curlee Clothing Co. visible, 1931

View of St. Charles Street near N. 22nd St., with the Carradine Hat Co. and the walkway above the street connecting the Emerson Electric Mfg. Co. and Curlee Clothing Co. visible, 1931

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#24 View of sidewalk in front of an empty lot between 1505 and 1509 Biddle, with John Noffsinger’s restaurant at 1509 Biddle visible, 1931

View of sidewalk in front of an empty lot between 1505 and 1509 Biddle, with John Noffsinger's restaurant at 1509 Biddle visible, 1931

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#25 View looking west on Carr Street at the intersection with North Seventh Street, with General Paper Stock Co. and V. Viviano & Bros. Macaroni Factory visible, 1931

View looking west on Carr Street at the intersection with North Seventh Street, with General Paper Stock Co. and V. Viviano & Bros. Macaroni Factory visible, 1931

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#26 Streets and Sewers Department vehicle, the Broken Glass Patrol, 1931

Streets and Sewers Department vehicle, the Broken Glass Patrol, 1931

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#27 View of the 700 block of North Broadway, including the Senate Theatre, 1931

View of the 700 block of North Broadway, including the Senate Theatre, 1931

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#28 View of the intersection of Leffingwell Ave. and Stoddard St. in JeffVanderLou neighborhood, 1931

View of the intersection of Leffingwell Ave. and Stoddard St. in JeffVanderLou neighborhood, 1931

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#29 View of 39th Street and Russell Blvd. in the Shaw neighborhood, 1931

View of 39th Street and Russell Blvd. in the Shaw neighborhood, 1931

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#30 View of Lafayette Avenue looking east towards South 12th Street. St. John Nepomuk Chapel is visible in the background, 1931

View of Lafayette Avenue looking east towards South 12th Street. St. John Nepomuk Chapel is visible in the background, 1931

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#31 View of houses on the 4300 block of North Florissant, 1931

View of houses on the 4300 block of North Florissant, 1931

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#32 View of the 4300 block of Gravois Ave. Tiemann Coal and Material Co. can be seen, 1931

View of the 4300 block of Gravois Ave. Tiemann Coal and Material Co. can be seen, 1931

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#33 View of the 3200 block of Gravois Ave. Otto F. Stifel’s Union Brewing Co. at 3126 Gravois can be seen in the background, 1931

View of the 3200 block of Gravois Ave. Otto F. Stifel's Union Brewing Co. at 3126 Gravois can be seen in the background, 1931

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#34 View of the southwest corner of N. Florissant and Pleasant Street, 1931

View of the southwest corner of N. Florissant and Pleasant Street, 1931

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#35 View of a home and business on the 4900 block of Claxton Avenue at the intersection of Lilian Avenue in the Walnut Park neighborhood, 1931

View of a home and business on the 4900 block of Claxton Avenue at the intersection of Lilian Avenue in the Walnut Park neighborhood, 1931

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#36 View of Kroger grocery store on the corner of Blair and Clinton Street, 1931

View of Kroger grocery store on the corner of Blair and Clinton Street, 1931

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#37 Exterior view of Park Guards’ Headquarters at Forest Park, 1931

Exterior view of Park Guards’ Headquarters at Forest Park, 1931

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#38 View of Otto Stifel Union Brewery that later became Falstaff Plant No. 2, 1931

View of Otto Stifel Union Brewery that later became Falstaff Plant No. 2, 1931

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#39 Looking north on the 500 block of North Sarah Street towards the intersection with Washington Blvd, 1931

Looking north on the 500 block of North Sarah Street towards the intersection with Washington Blvd, 1931

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#40 View of the rear of 1427 Dodier Street, 1931

View of the rear of 1427 Dodier Street, 1931

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#41 Exterior view of Baden Auto Painting and Trimming at 7853 North Broadway, 1931

Exterior view of Baden Auto Painting and Trimming at 7853 North Broadway, 1931

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#42 View of an African-American family standing in front of a multi-family brick dwelling on Forest Park Ave, 1932

View of an African-American family standing in front of a multi-family brick dwelling on Forest Park Ave, 1932

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#43 View of three people in an alley off of Forest Park Avenue, 1932

View of three people in an alley off of Forest Park Avenue, 1932

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#44 Alley behind Clark Ave., view of brick dwellings and alley, Forest Park Ave. extension, 1932.

Alley behind Clark Ave., view of brick dwellings and alley, Forest Park Ave. extension, 1932.

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#45 View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, south side, 1932.

View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, south side, 1932.

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#46 Rear views of brick dwellings and alley on Forest Park Ave. extension, 1932.

Rear views of brick dwellings and alley on Forest Park Ave. extension, 1932.

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#47 View of Forest Park Ave. (Ranken) from Pc 17-19, 1932.

View of Forest Park Ave. (Ranken) from Pc 17-19, 1932.

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#48 View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, south side, 1932.

View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, south side, 1932.

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#49 View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, north side, 1932.

View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, north side, 1932.

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#50 View of Forest Park Ave. (Ranken) from Pc 21-23, 1932.

View of Forest Park Ave. (Ranken) from Pc 21-23, 1932.

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#51 View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, south side, 1932.

View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, south side, 1932.

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#52 View of Forest Park Ave. from Pc. 4, 1932.

View of Forest Park Ave. from Pc. 4, 1932.

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#53 View of Forest Park Ave. (Ranken) from Pc. 21, 48-49, 1932.

View of Forest Park Ave. (Ranken) from Pc. 21, 48-49, 1932.

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#54 View of backyards on Forest Park Ave., 1932.

View of backyards on Forest Park Ave., 1932.

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#55 View of young men playing sport in vacant lot, and nearby flounder-style houses, Leonard Ave., Market St., Forest Park Ave., 1932.

View of young men playing sport in vacant lot, and nearby flounder-style houses, Leonard Ave., Market St., Forest Park Ave., 1932.

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#56 View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, north side, with “Keep Out” written on one door, 1932.

View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, north side, with "Keep Out" written on one door, 1932.

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#57 View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, north side, 1932.

View of sheds and garages on Forest Park Ave. alley, north side, 1932.

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#58 View of southeast corner of Chippewa and Morganford, 1931.

View of southeast corner of Chippewa and Morganford, 1931.

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#59 View of 8300 block of Alabama Ave. from Pc. 7-8, 1931.

View of 8300 block of Alabama Ave. from Pc. 7-8, 1931.

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#60 View of Winkelmann Auto and Alabama Shoe Repair on 8200 block of Alabama Ave., 1931.

View of Winkelmann Auto and Alabama Shoe Repair on 8200 block of Alabama Ave., 1931.

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#61 Munger’s Laundry Rear, alley view with delivery truck and people behind Munger’s Laundry Company, 1931

Munger's Laundry Rear, alley view with delivery truck and people behind Munger's Laundry Company, 1931

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#62 Bosch Auto on Alabama Street, street view of John Bosch’s automotive trimming business, 1931

Bosch Auto on Alabama Street, street view of John Bosch's automotive trimming business, 1931

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#63 Homes on the 8300 block of Alabama Avenue, view of three homes, 1931

Homes on the 8300 block of Alabama Avenue, view of three homes, 1931

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#64 Mount Grace Convent & Chapel on East Warne Avenue, view of a muddy stretch of Zealand Street, 1931

Mount Grace Convent & Chapel on East Warne Avenue, view of a muddy stretch of Zealand Street, 1931

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#65 Mount Grace Convent & Chapel on East Warne Avenue, partial view of chapel on left and man walking along Zealand Street, 1931

Mount Grace Convent & Chapel on East Warne Avenue, partial view of chapel on left and man walking along Zealand Street, 1931

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#66 Intersection of 15th and O’Fallon, view of intersection with St. Louis Paper Stock Co. and St. Lawrence O’Toole church visible, 1931

Intersection of 15th and O'Fallon, view of intersection with St. Louis Paper Stock Co. and St. Lawrence O'Toole church visible, 1931

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#67 Three street billboards at S.E. Cor. Chippewa & Morganford, including General Motors automobiles and Beech Nut Gum, 1931

Three street billboards at S.E. Cor. Chippewa & Morganford, including General Motors automobiles and Beech Nut Gum, 1931

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#68 Two women crossing Broadway at Locust as a streetcar passes behind them, 1931

Two women crossing Broadway at Locust as a streetcar passes behind them, 1931

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#69 Looking south down North Seventh Street from intersection with Morgan Street, view of The Hub furniture store, Richman Brothers, and Busy Bee Candy Co, 1931

Looking south down North Seventh Street from intersection with Morgan Street, view of The Hub furniture store, Richman Brothers, and Busy Bee Candy Co, 1931

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#70 Looking south down South Jefferson Ave. at intersection with Market Street, view of E.O. Massey, Dentist’s office and Star Theatre, 1931

Looking south down South Jefferson Ave. at intersection with Market Street, view of E.O. Massey, Dentist's office and Star Theatre, 1931

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#71 Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City prior to collapse, 1931

Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City prior to collapse, 1931

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#72 Two two-story storefronts on the 3900 block of West Florissant at College Avenue, 1930

Two two-story storefronts on the 3900 block of West Florissant at College Avenue, 1930

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#73 Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City just before collapse, 1931

Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City just before collapse, 1931

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#74 Four two-story frame homes on the 4400 block of North Florissant Avenue between Pleasant and Bissell Streets, with Martin’s truck parked in front of his home, 1930

Four two-story frame homes on the 4400 block of North Florissant Avenue between Pleasant and Bissell Streets, with Martin's truck parked in front of his home, 1930

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#75 Intersection at the southwest corner of 13th and O’Fallon Streets, view of buildings and streets, 1931

Intersection at the southwest corner of 13th and O'Fallon Streets, view of buildings and streets, 1931

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#76 Pedestrians and parked cars near Ludwig’s Drugs at 1939 Franklin Avenue with a used furniture store in the foreground, 1930

Pedestrians and parked cars near Ludwig's Drugs at 1939 Franklin Avenue with a used furniture store in the foreground, 1930

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#77 Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City after collapse, with a row of onlookers watching from below, 1931

Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City after collapse, with a row of onlookers watching from below, 1931

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#78 View of Free Wheeling baseball team jerseys reading Freewheeling Studebaker and Hupmobile and Bussen Quarries, 1930

View of Free Wheeling baseball team jerseys reading Freewheeling Studebaker and Hupmobile and Bussen Quarries, 1930

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#79 Residences and automotive repair shop on 4200 North Florissant looking north from approximately Penrose, 1930

Residences and automotive repair shop on 4200 North Florissant looking north from approximately Penrose, 1930

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#80 Three-story brick commercial and residential building that stood at 3000 Gravois with a grocery store on the first floor, 1930

Three-story brick commercial and residential building that stood at 3000 Gravois with a grocery store on the first floor, 1930

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#81 Union/Lindell viaduct on June 11, 1931, 1931

Union/Lindell viaduct on June 11, 1931, 1931

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#82 Sewer work adjacent to Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City just before collapse, 1931

Sewer work adjacent to Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City just before collapse, 1931

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#83 Sewer work adjacent to Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City after collapse, 1931

Sewer work adjacent to Kingsbury Pharmacy at 5958 Kingsbury in University City after collapse, 1931

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#84 Union/Lindell viaduct, 1931

Union/Lindell viaduct, 1931

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#85 Boys sell newspapers at Jefferson and Arsenal in 1930.

Boys sell newspapers at Jefferson and Arsenal in 1930.

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#86 Waterman Ave. at River Des Peres in 1931.

Waterman Ave. at River Des Peres in 1931.

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#87 5500 Lansdowne Ave. in 1932 Roxy Theater and street work on Wherry.

5500 Lansdowne Ave. in 1932 Roxy Theater and street work on Wherry.

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#88 Kingsbury Pharmacy in 1931 sewer work caused collapse of the building.

Kingsbury Pharmacy in 1931 sewer work caused collapse of the building.

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#89 Army Day parade in 1937 at Jefferson Barracks, sponsored by the Military Order of the World War.

Army Day parade in 1937 at Jefferson Barracks, sponsored by the Military Order of the World War.

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#90 General inspects Sixth Infantry’s Company H in 1937.

General inspects Sixth Infantry's Company H in 1937.

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#91 Men in suits visit a man with either long legs or short pants in 1930.

Men in suits visit a man with either long legs or short pants in 1930.

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#92 Back of reconstruction efforts shown, turning fairways into Jefferson Barracks Club in 1935.

Back of reconstruction efforts shown, turning fairways into Jefferson Barracks Club in 1935.

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#93 Private dressed in baseball clothes plays a game while fellow soldiers watch in 1937.

Private dressed in baseball clothes plays a game while fellow soldiers watch in 1937.

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#94 Trains travel across the McKinley Bridge in 1931.

Trains travel across the McKinley Bridge in 1931.

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#95 Interior shot of the Grand National Bank’s vault in 1931.

Interior shot of the Grand National Bank's vault in 1931.

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#96 Exterior shot of the Midland Savings Bank in 1931.

Exterior shot of the Midland Savings Bank in 1931.

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#97 Guard change ceremony with band playing at Jefferson Barracks in 1937.

Guard change ceremony with band playing at Jefferson Barracks in 1937.

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#98 Veterans will remember Jefferson Barracks as a widely used recruiting headquarters during the world war in 1935.

Veterans will remember Jefferson Barracks as a widely used recruiting headquarters during the world war in 1935.

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#99 Congressional Committee members inspect officers at Jefferson Barracks in 1939.

Congressional Committee members inspect officers at Jefferson Barracks in 1939.

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#100 Sixth Infantry test “marches” to Arcadia in 1930.

Sixth Infantry test "marches" to Arcadia in 1930.

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#101 Tanks in Field #2 in 1939.

Tanks in Field #2 in 1939.

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#102 New Lafayette National Bank and Trust Company Building in Luxemburg in 1931.

New Lafayette National Bank and Trust Company Building in Luxemburg in 1931.

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#103 Sixth Infantry passes in review in front of Col. Joseph A. Atkins at Jefferson Barracks in 1937.

Sixth Infantry passes in review in front of Col. Joseph A. Atkins at Jefferson Barracks in 1937.

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#104 Secretary of War inspects Sixth Infantry at Jefferson Barracks in 1938.

Secretary of War inspects Sixth Infantry at Jefferson Barracks in 1938.

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#105 Exterior of Neighborhood Gardens Apartments nearing completion in 1930.

Exterior of Neighborhood Gardens Apartments nearing completion in 1930.

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#106 Old St. Louis National Bank Building bought for $25,000 in 1938.

Old St. Louis National Bank Building bought for $25,000 in 1938.

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#107 Donaldson Court Apartment after modernization program in 1937.

Donaldson Court Apartment after modernization program in 1937.

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#108 Street view of Donaldson Court Apartments in 1930.

Street view of Donaldson Court Apartments in 1930.

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#109 Netherby Hall Apartments on Lindell Boulevard acquired by Missouri State Life Insurance Company in 1931.

Netherby Hall Apartments on Lindell Boulevard acquired by Missouri State Life Insurance Company in 1931.

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#110 Neighborhood Gardens Apartments nearing completion, will house over 1000 people, 1930.

Neighborhood Gardens Apartments nearing completion, will house over 1000 people, 1930.

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#111 Architectural drawing of Neighborhood Gardens Apartments, 1930.

Architectural drawing of Neighborhood Gardens Apartments, 1930.

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#112 Exterior of Neighborhood Gardens Apartments, 1930.

Exterior of Neighborhood Gardens Apartments, 1930.

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#113 Demonstration of machine gun operation, 1938.

Demonstration of machine gun operation, 1938.

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#114 Sixth Infantry members preparing to leave for motorized hike, 1930.

Sixth Infantry members preparing to leave for motorized hike, 1930.

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#115 Army trucks prepare and march, 1930.

Army trucks prepare and march, 1930.

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#116 Army men led by bass drummers of marching band, 1930.

Army men led by bass drummers of marching band, 1930.

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#117 Aerial view of Jefferson Barracks in 1935.

Aerial view of Jefferson Barracks in 1935.

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#118 Storage cellar at Griesedieck Brothers Brewery, 1937.

Storage cellar at Griesedieck Brothers Brewery, 1937.

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#119 New twelve-family apartment building at Delor Street and Alaska Avenue, 1930.

New twelve-family apartment building at Delor Street and Alaska Avenue, 1930.

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#120 Scene of Easton-Taylor Trust Co. holdup, 1931.

Scene of Easton-Taylor Trust Co. holdup, 1931.

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#121 Exterior shot of Easton building during crime scene, 1930.

Exterior shot of Easton building during crime scene, 1930.

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#122 Old Klausmann Brewery to be razed, 1930.

Old Klausmann Brewery to be razed, 1930.

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#123 C.M.T.C. youths at Jefferson Barracks wear army hoonail shoes, 1930.

C.M.T.C. youths at Jefferson Barracks wear army hoonail shoes, 1930.

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#124 Former quarter of Franklin-American Company to become new bank, 1930.

Former quarter of Franklin-American Company to become new bank, 1930.

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#125 Exterior of Grand National Bank after robbery, 1930.

Exterior of Grand National Bank after robbery, 1930.

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#126 Grand National Bank deposit boxes after robbery, 1930.

Grand National Bank deposit boxes after robbery, 1930.

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#127 Second photograph of Grand National Bank deposit boxes after robbery, 1930.

Second photograph of Grand National Bank deposit boxes after robbery, 1930.

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#128 Exterior of Grand Avenue National Bank, 1930.

Exterior of Grand Avenue National Bank, 1930.

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#129 Wing of Neighborhood Gardens Apartments, where rents are low, 1