9 Very Rare Photos Taken During WWII In St. Louis

The St. Louis that we know and love today has World War II to thank for modernizing its landscape. Following the war, the city saw a mass exodus to the suburbs, which changed how locals lived. But, what did it look like during the war? These nine photos will take you back in time:

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Though St. Louis felt far away from the front-line horrors of WWII, locals faced an unexpected era of change and uncertainty. The G.I. Bill allowed returning soldiers to settle in the suburbs, and the landscape changed as it continued to wipe away the traces of the Great Depression.

Love this look back in time? Wait until you see the vintage charm of these picturesque STL streets.