Look Back: St. Louis Ordnance Plant
Date: 6/25/2010 Album ID: 1030797
Photos by Post-Dispatch photographers
The St. Louis Ordnance Plant made 6.7 billion cartridges during World War II, but work for the 16,000 employees ended on June 27, 1945, as the war wound down. Production resumed during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Today, 2,000 employees of Social Security, Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies have offices in some the old Ordnance Plant buildings.