The Hunt for 1875: Plate #8

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 #8:
• 801 Russell (residential)
• 803 Russell (residential)
• 805 Russell (residential)
• 807-809 Russell (residential)
• 809 Russell (residential)
• 811 Russell (residential)
• 815-819 Russell (residential)
• 821-823 Russell (residential)
• 801 Russell (residential)
• 900 Russell (residential)
• 2026-2028 S. 9th (residential)
• 2100 S. 9th (residential)
• 2104 S. 9th (residential)
• 2106 S. 9th (residential)
• 2108 S. 9th (residential)
• 2111 S. 9th (residential)

Plate #8:
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Remaining buildings from Plate #8:
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2 comments:

Sean said...

My home is on plate 12 represented by some trees next to its neighbors which I am happy to say are still standing on 2nd Street, now Kosciusko.

STLhistory said...

That was an interesting block to look at. I was surprised at how many houses survived on 2nd/Kosciusko.