f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Traffic bridge site 1927, 1963

Posted Friday, September 19, 2014, at 12:00 AM

The photograph above was taken in 1927 and shows Morgan Oak street looking east toward the river before the traffic bridge was built.

The photograph below was taken in 1963. St. Vincent's College is on the right. The Confederate Civil War Memorial is seen in the center of the parkway.

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Confederate Memorial on Morgan Oak


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  • This was back in the day when trees were whitewashed.

    You won't see all that beautiful green space setting off St. Vincent's College these days: it's been covered by a brick building that looks like it could be a factory.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Sep 19, 2014, at 2:21 AM
  • nice trees before the college had to build build all over everything..

    -- Posted by bagman on Sat, Sep 20, 2014, at 8:35 AM
  • Paved paradise put up a parking lot

    -- Posted by stinker on Sat, Sep 20, 2014, at 10:09 AM
  • As a proud Southeast alum, I am disgusted that the university couldn't find a better solution for student housing than to block the view of the former St. Vincent's College along Morgan Oak Street. After all, wasn't the charm of those buildings the reason SEMO chose to expand to the River Campus in the first place? I have to think there was a better solution that could have been implemented. This is so disappointing.

    -- Posted by SEMO2STL on Thu, Oct 2, 2014, at 10:31 PM