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Industry-Commercial Rebuilding, City Plan Commission -- 1953.

Industry and commerce were the foundation for the steady growth and maturity of St. Louis. They were responsible for its development from a fur trading outpost near the confluence of the Mississippi Rivers to one of the world's great metropolitan centers. The City's unusually wide diversity of industry assured stability of income for the community, and progressive commercial establishments brought an attractive standard of living to its people.

Although the City's industry and commerce have prospered for nearly two centuries, recent years have seen considerable movement to suburban parts of the Metropolitan Area. Because this trends now threatens the economic stability of St. Louis, certain questions require immediate consideration:

1) What does the City offer? 2) What are the obstacles to redevelopment? 3) What can be done?

25 pages, includes maps.

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City Plan Commission


Saint Louis, Missouri


Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning


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Digital copy of print version. Print copy available through Washington University Libraries, Call #: NA9127 S2 C5 R32 4o (multiple copies)

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Rebuilding Industry-Commerce in Saint Louis