The Hunt for 1875: Plate #1

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 #1:
• 209 Walnut (Basilica of St. Louis, King of France)
• 11 N. 4th (Old St. Louis County Courthouse)

Plate #1:
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Remaining Buildings from Plate #1:
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