10 Vintage Photos Of St. Louis' Streets That Will Take You Back In Time
By Nikki Rhoades|Published January 12, 2018
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
St. Louis is a lovely city, and we owe that all to its growth and expansion that stem from a number of intercultural influences over the years. Our city was founded in 1764 and named for Louis IX of France, a canonized saint that ruled his nation until 1270. St. Louis was originally a French fur trading post that would switch between French to Spanish rule until 1803, when the United States acquired the city through the Louisiana Purchase. A tremendous amount of history has accumulated in the city over the years, but its story is best chronicled by vintage photos.
The story of St. Louis is best told through photos, as many of its most moving moments were immortalized on film. Though we have changed dramatically over the years, the attitude of St. Louisans is as determined as ever.