Here you’ll find an assortment of views from both land and water of St. Louis during the early 20th century when it was still thoroughly engaged with its riverfront. Views from the levee reveal a city still heavily attached to its roots as a major port between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. The levee is bustling not only with ship activity but human activity as wharf workers scurried about moving goods on and off the boats. Additionally this category features incredible river bridge views from Eads Bridge to Merchants and McKinley. Real photo postcards (such as the one below depicting the top deck of McKinley Bridge) show in incredible detail the beauty and strength of these water crossings.


Levee Views


River Bridges