September 23, 2016

Flashback Friday

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Time for the answers!

This photo was taken on September 16, 1964 in downtown St. Louis — looking northbound on 4th Street at Washington.

The photo highlights the city’s new (in 1964) one-million dollar system of mercury vapor streetlights. The lights covered 81 blocks in downtown, and according to Mayor Raymond Tucker, made St. Louis the “best-lit” downtown in the world.

Photo courtesy of the Vintage St. Louis Facebook group.



2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday”

  1. Dave Schroeder says:

    I think it is the Council Plaza Apartments building @ Theresa Avenue around 1965. Address today is 300 South Grand.

  2. J Charles Binder says:

    No, nowhere near Grand. It is as described. Mansion House apartments would be off to the right and behind the photographer.

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