Why reinvent the wheel?
This was the St. Louis streetcar system from 1903.
Note the tiny blocks of Soulard and the old riverfront. Compare them to the newer developments in the city's fashionable West End.
It's also cool to see a map of the entire city prior to the destruction caused by the interstate system and urban renewal.
This was a connected city--sound urbanism before there was a negative to truly contrast with (exemplified by today's second generation suburbia and exurbia).
Friday, August 15, 2008
Dotage St. Louis -- Blogging the St. Louis Built Environment Since 2008
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