July 20, 2022
This 1955 photo at the corner of Union and W. Pearl Streets shows young Walt Haase in his 1951 Studebaker Commander and Streamliner No. 301 built by the St. Louis Car Company. The picture appeared in the March 1999 issue of Trains magazine; Gordon E. Lloyd was the photographer.
At the left, at the corner of Pearl and Union streets, is the American Cafe run by Della Lorenzi. Farther up where the Budweiser sign is hanging is Seidels's Tavern. The next business, on the corner of Union and Main streets, was Pio Frank's hardware store. On the other side of the street on the near corner is...