The Hunt for 1875: Plate #3

I have seen the Compton and Dry pictorial St. Louis used for a variety of historical purposes, but I have yet to see a full comparison of the pictorial St. Louis in 1875 with what remains today. Each day a new plate will appear in the order of their appearance in the Compton and Dry map, followed by an edited version in which the remaining buildings (as far as I can tell) are highlighted in blue. All images are from the Library of Congress downloadable map.

Plate index:
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Surviving buildings from Plate #3:
• 744 S. 3rd (St. Mary of Victories Catholic Church)
• 744 S. 4th (commercial)
• 750 S. 4th (commercial)
• 701 S. Broadway (commercial; Beale on Broadway)
• 736 S. Broadway (commercial; Broadway Oyster Bar)

Plate #3:
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Remaining buildings from Plate #3:
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2 comments:

Matt M. said...

What about the building that houses Broadway Oyster Bar? It appears to be older than 1875.

STLhistory said...

I missed that one -- the building at the corner of Gratiot and Broadway is gone, but the smaller building to its north is now the Broadway Oyster Bar building. Updated.