The Missouri History Museum currently has a really cool exhibit built around Compton and Dry’s “Pictorial St. Louis” maps from 1875:
The maps have been blown up on a huge scale, and you can see just what the city looked like in that year:
The exhibit isn’t just maps, though. There are illustrations done in comic book style throughout, explaining what life was actually like back then. There are also artifacts in the different areas of the exhibit.
This is a fun and different way to get a glimpse of St. Louis’ past. This exhibit runs through February 2016, so you have plenty of time left to see it…I highly recommend stopping in if you have a chance!