St. Louis is a city and port in the U.S. state of Missouri. The city developed along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms Missouri’s border with Illinois. Below is a selection of 30 stunning vintage photographs of street scenes of St. Louis in the early 20th century, via Missouri History Museum.
Street pavers at work on Compton Avenue north of Meramec. Photograph, 1906.
Washington Avenue looking east from Seventh Street. Photograph, 1910-15.
Group of men standing in front of the Globe Shaving Parlor at 1015 Carr. Photograph, ca. 1910.
Sidewalk on Olive Street looking west from Seventh Street. Photograph, ca. 1900.
Olive Street looking toward Sarah Street. Photograph, ca. 1910.
Northwest corner of Eighth and Pine Streets. Photograph, ca. 1910.
Northeast corner of Third Street and Lucas Avenue. Julius P. Gemmer’s Gun Shop stands at 700 Third Street. Photograph, ca. 1900.
Sixth Street looking south from Lucas Avenue. Photograph, ca. 1906.
Washington Avenue west from Sixth Street. Photograph., 1906.
Washington Avenue looking west from Seventh Street. Photograph, ca. 1900.