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30 Stunning Vintage Photographs of St. Louis Streets in the Early 20th Century


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.

St. Louis Streets in the Early 20th Century

Washington Avenue looking east from Seventh Street. Photograph, 1910-15.

St. Louis Streets in the Early 20th Century

Group of men standing in front of the Globe Shaving Parlor at 1015 Carr. Photograph, ca. 1910.

St. Louis Streets in the Early 20th Century

Sidewalk on Olive Street looking west from Seventh Street. Photograph, ca. 1900.

St. Louis Streets in the Early 20th Century

Olive Street looking toward Sarah Street. Photograph, ca. 1910.

St. Louis Streets in the Early 20th Century

Northwest corner of Eighth and Pine Streets. Photograph, ca. 1910.

St. Louis Streets in the Early 20th Century

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