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A Busy Street Scene – St. Louis, Missouri 1930


The St. Louis intersection of Delmar Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue, which enters from the left, is seen here in a view looking west in 1930. The large building on the left has been reported to be the streetcar powerhouse, and it has survived to this day. Most all of the buildings on the right side of the photo are gone. The street clock that is visible on the sidewalk on the right was in front of a grocery store that can be seen in the bottom photo.

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A traffic lane can be seen just to the right side of the street car tracks between the Pierce-Arrow and Packard sedans. Note the white painted stripe with a series of reflector units to guide vehicles after dark. A traffic cop is working the center of the intersection and assisting pedestrians. Tell us what vehicles you find interesting in the scene, and the identity of the touring car with the hood vents in the bottom right hand side of the photo if you can.

The Moll’s Food Market which is on the far right side of the photo above can be seen below. Note the ornate advertising clock on the sidewalk in front of the store in this circa 1932 photo. Photos from the Joe Sonderman Collection.


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Old Man Winter is on the Way


If you live in the northern hemisphere as we do, here is one more reminder to get the old bus ready for the winter season and put your snow tires on. This press photo dated January 3, 1952, shows us Westlake Avenue north of Pike Street in the city of Seattle after a light snowfall. To us in New England and many others in the snow belt it looks like just a dusting of snow, but in a city like this it can bring things to close to a standstill. Photo courtesy of the Benjamin Ames Collection that you will find is filled with many interesting images.

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Easter Sunday in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 1924

We are a bit late with this photo, but as it is only by one day we hope you will forgive us. You may have seen this scene before, but it is posted here now because it is identified and dated as being on Easter Sunday, and it was taken in Forest Park, in St. Louis, Missouri in 1924. The park is known as being the site of the 1904 Worlds Fair and filled with all of these automobiles makes for an a very interesting sight. Photo courtesy of the Joe Sonderman Collection.

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