The Hunt for 1875: Plate #7

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 #7:
• Lyon School building

Plate #7:
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Remaining buildings from Plate #7:
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Matt M. said...

Look one inch underneath the title "Plate 7". Isn't that the old school that A-B had repurposed into offices?

Photograph here:,+St.+Louis,+MO&hl=en&ll=38.597536,-90.211398&spn=0.001885,0.003293&sll=38.643154,-90.243759&sspn=0.463367,0.617294&oq=801+Russel&t=h&hnear=801+Russell+Blvd,+St+Louis,+Missouri+63104&deg=270&z=19&layer=c&cbll=38.597536,-90.211398&cbp=12,0,,0,0&photoid=po-39337309

STLhistory said...

I missed it on this one -- you're right. I have it on the other plate where AB is.