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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Central West End View from 1953

This view of the Central West End dates to 1953 and was taken by the City Plan Commission to show the parking facilities available in the vicinity of Barnes Hospital. The photographer took the photograph from the twelfth floor of McMillan Hospital and aimed north up Euclid Avenue (left). In the foreground is the depressed railroad tracks now used by MetroLink.

7 comments:

john w. said...

the San Luis is missing!

brian said...

I'm lost. What is that nearest cross street bordering the parking lot? Is that The Parkway? I see nothing that looks familiar.

samizdat said...

Wow, I can't believe that tiny building at the junction of the bridge and the embankment survived through all of those years. Euclid, no?

samizdat said...

Oops, Euclid is already noted. Selective misreading.

Jeff said...

Here's an identical view I took in 2007:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c283/jeffvstl/cwe10.jpg?t=1237564263

Andrew J. Faulkner said...

Jeff, the 1953 photo is 3 blocks south of the angle of yours. (In other words the first 3 blocks have been erased by the med center)

Jeff said...

Thanks for the clarification, Andrew!