Caption: March 9,1961---Wielding spades in groundbreaking ceremonies for first construction in Mill Creek Valley redevelopment area yesterday were: (from left) Alderman Archie Blaine, in whose Sixth Ward project is located; Eugene C. Farrell, chairman of Land Clearance Authority ; Aloys P. Kaufmann, president of Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis; Alan Smith, district director of Federal Housing Administration here; Mayor Raymond R. Tucker and Alderman A. Barney Mueller, chairman of aldermanic housing and land clearance committee. Site is at Leonard and Laclede avenues. Mayor Tucker predicted the residential development by University Heights Redevelopment Corp. would make a " great contribution to the economic stability of St. Louis." Post-Dispatch staff photo
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