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Lami Street in Between 12th and 13th Streets

In between the big houses and mansions of the elite of Soulard on 12th and 13th streets, the less wealthy lived in more “normal” residential architecture.

This is normal; throughout major American cities classes were rigidly stratified on different types of streets. Ironically, before the invention of the loud internal combustion engine, the grandest houses in St. Louis were frequently built on the busiest streets in the city.

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