The sun has set behind downtown St. Louis and the lighting system for the Arch has just turned on. 100 years ago the Mississippi River levee would have been lined with riverboats and the area in front of me would have been packed with warehouses. Freight trains were already replacing river trade and trucks were making headway. Within a few years decisions on what to do with the declining area were being made and 10 years later designs for a new park would be in the works.
Click on the the photo for a larger version and more photos.