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Washington Avenue west from Eighth Street, wholesale district.

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Identifier: N15015

Title: Washington Avenue west from Eighth Street, wholesale district.

Description: View looking west on Washington Avenue from Eighth Street, at the Washington Avenue wholesale district. A number of clothing companies, shoe companies, and milliners were located in this district. Washington Avenue west from Eighth Street. At the time of this photo, this block was populated with clothing and hat companies. The Humboldt Building is the multi-story building next to a church built on the future site of the Fox Theatre. During the first decade of the 20th century, Midtown development was taking off. Because of the major hospital in the area, a large patient base was created for other medical practices opening up. The Humboldt Building, built in 1908, marked a new era in the medical field in St. Louis, when it was the first office building built for the sole purpose of medical offices and facilities.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1903

Type(s): Photograph

Maker/Creator: George Stark

Subjects: Downtown (Saint Louis, MO)
Fire escapes
Commercial buildings


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