Missouri’s Major Cities Looked So Different In 1955. Saint Louis Especially
These amazing postcards of St. Louis show what the city looked like during the 1950s. In 1950, St. Louis was still one of America’s largest cities and the 1950 census recorded the city’s largest population to date. After 1950 however, the city saw a rapid change in population as residents moved into the surrounding suburbs. Now, St. Louis is Missouri’s second largest city behind Kansas City. Here are 10 photos depicting life in St. Louis nearly 70 years ago!
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Do you have any old photos or post cards of Missouri cities? Do you remember any of these sites and what they were like in the 1950’s? Share your photos and memories with us in the comments!
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
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