There’s a lot to see for fans of cars from the ’30′s, ’40′s and early ’50′s in these shots. Above, it’s the corner of 14th and Market Streets and we’re struck not only by the apparently immaculate fourteen-year-old Lincoln Zephyr four door in the foreground and the wonderfully ornate lamp post on the right, but by the nearly new GMC 5100 series bus crossing the intersection. These 51 passenger coaches were the largest and last of the so-called “Old Look” designs and were built between 1950 and 1959.
Below is a view looking south on a very busy Vandeventer Avenue from Clayton Avenue. We’re told that the overpass down the street was called the Express Highway and that Laclede Cab still operates at the same location today. Interstate 64 now runs through this part of town. You’ll find many more Missouri and Route 66 related photos from the great Joe Sonderman Collection previously posted on here The Old Motor. Take a moment to check out Joe’s new book on Route 66 in Texas.