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Washington Avenue and Third Street. (1890) Missouri History Museum

Night view of Grand Avenue, with lighted Sugar Bowl Candies Restaurant sign, Missouri Theater in distance. (1944) Missouri History Museum

Fourth Street looking north from Chestnut Street. (1875) Missouri History Museum

Fourth Street looking North, 1867 to intersection with Locust Street. Daguerreotype by Thomas M. Easterly, 1867. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections. Thomas Easterly Collection. N17009.

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Third Street, looking North from Olive Street, showing St. Louis Intelligencer Office, 1854. Photograph by Thomas M. Easterly. Missouri History Museum.

Southwest corner of Third Street (Memorial Drive) and Washington Avenue. (1860s) Missouri History Museum

Intersection of Fourteenth Street and Washington Avenue. (1913) Missouri History Museum

1418-1428 Market Street. Businesses shown line the south side of the street, near the southwest corner of Fourteenth Street and Market Street. (1923) ©Missouri History Museum

Damage at City Hospital at Eighteenth Street and Lafayette Avenue after the 1896…