Look Back: 1954 Urban renewal
Date: 8/5/2009 Album ID: 810355
Photos by Post Dispatch staff photographers
The Mill Creek Valley area, dating back to 1765, was home to nearly 20,000 people living in 5600 homes. In 1954, when Mayor Raymond Tucker announced plans to demolish the tenements, it would become the city’s biggest urban-renewal project and, for a time, the largest in the nation.