Soulard and Benton park are similar in many ways; really they’re only separate because of the interstate.
No more is that obvious than in the three or four quiet blocks of technically Soulard that sit south of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Cut off by Broadway, I-55 and the brewery, they have more in common in many ways with Benton Park than Soulard.
You can just spot the houses, flying by on the interstate, hidden in the trees.
The Sanborn map below shows what was destroyed by the interstate in the upper portion. The original school of St. Agatha’s was also a victim.