We are back in the St. Louis metropolitan area once again, this time in Wellston located on the northwestern side of the city and about three miles north of Richmond Heights which was visited yesterday. The Katz Drug store and the Wellson Loop transit building on Easton Boulevard (now Martin Luther King Drive) are both on the left side of the image.
Out in front of the structures is a representative assortment of forties and early fifties cars, buses, and a streetcar; at one time the City of St. Louis is reported to have had one of the best transit systems in the country. Unfortunately much like parts of Detroit and sections of other big cities, almost everything in this view is gone, and a street view shows how Wellston has not faired very well. Once a bustling area, many of the buildings have been torn down, and the population has dropped to about two-thousand, about one-fifth of it what was during the fifties. The image is courtesy of Vintage St. Louis.