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The Jefferson Memorial Building and the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue after the completion of construction for the River des Peres Sewerage and Drainage Project in the area, 25 September 1930.

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Identifier: N36648

Title: The Jefferson Memorial Building and the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue after the completion of construction for the River des Peres Sewerage and Drainage Project in the area, 25 September 1930.

Description:

Horizontal, black and white photograph showing the Jefferson Memorial Building and the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue on 25 September 1930 after the completion of construction for the River des Peres Sewerage and Drainage Project in the area. A car is shown turning onto DeBaliviere from Lindell, and a man carrying an umbrella can be seen walking on the sidewalk. P0054-00005 is a duplicate of this image.

The directors of the 1904 World's Fair used some of the salvage materials after the fair to build a permanent memorial to Thomas Jefferson, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The memorial building was intended to store the archives of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company, the collection of the Missouri Historical Society, and historical artifacts associated with the territory the U.S. acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. The statue of Jefferson was created by Karl Bitter, who was the chief sculptor for the World's Fair.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1930-09-25

Type(s): Photograph
Image

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Subjects: Jefferson Memorial Building (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Land and Land Use
Public architecture
Transportation
St. Louis Street Scenes
River des Peres (Mo.)

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