Historic Seminary Plans

While working for the Phase One project, there was a good deal of mining through files of past plans for the Seminary property. One of things that was found was from the layout of the 1904 World’s Fair, held in St. Louis. The Fair was mostly in Forest Park, but property lines were different then and certain roads that exist now didn’t in 1904. The Seminary property was actually part of where exhibits were located. The map image below is oriented top-down from South to North, rather than the opposite, which is what you might be used to. The property of the Seminary is outlined in a pink boundary line, just so you can see what the difference of the area is in the last 100 yrs or so. Lots has changed, as you’ll notice. If you’ve ever been to the area, this map is a real treasure as it shows the significant difference that existed in the years before the property was sold to the Seminary (which was in 1926) and the greater St Louis region was beginning to take shape.

Click on the image to see the full size. The photo is a rather large file, so if it’s a little slow loading, please be patient.

~ by Site Administrator on July 25, 2011.

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