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View of streetcar tracks under construction on the 2100 block of Olive Street.

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Identifier: N14900

Title: View of streetcar tracks under construction on the 2100 block of Olive Street.

Description: View of streetcar tracks under construction on the 2100 block of Olive Street. View is of south side of street. The first streetcar company began in 1859 on Olive and grew rapidly. In 1891 the city had 25 streetcar lines: 5 horse-drawn, 5 cable, and 15 electric. By 1894 it was estimated that nearly 100 million passengers used city streetcars every year. By the end of the 1940’s the streetcar era was drawing to a close as more and more lines were shut down in favor of buses.

Rights: UND

Place: United States
Missouri
St Louis

Dates: 1904-06

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: horizontal
black and white
outdoors
Downtown (Saint Louis, MO)
2100 block of Olive
Olive Street
St. Louis Street Scenes
streetcar track
Building
barber shop
home
storefront
Horn's Bakery and Coffee House
Pedestrians
Transportation
Labor Unions and Employment
Public Works and Utilities

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