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Lindell Boulevard at DeBaliviere Avenue.

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Identifier: N38934

Title: Lindell Boulevard at DeBaliviere Avenue.

Description: View looking north on DeBaliviere Avenue from Lindell Boulevard. Photo was taken from the vantage point of the Jefferson Memorial Building on November 29, 1953. DeBaliviere Avenue was a popular nightlife district from the 1910s through the 1950s. Several of the strip's establishments operated as speakeasies during Prohibition. A 1956 article in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat describes DeBaliviere between Lindell and Delmar as “a melting pot of nationalities, attitudes, social and economic groups.” The owners of the clubs and businesses along DeBaliviere included immmigrants of Serbian, Irish, Dutch, Italian and German descent. The population shift to the suburbs and the closure of the nearby Wabash Railroad Station on Delmar negatively impacted this area.

Rights: UND

Place: United States
St Louis

Dates: 1953-11-29

Type(s): Photograph

Maker/Creator: Arthur Proetz

Subjects: Arthur Proetz
black and white
Forest Park (Saint Louis, Mo.)
DeBaliviere Place (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Lindell Boulevard
DeBaliviere Avenue
Jefferson Memorial Building (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Land and Land Use
St. Louis Street Scenes


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