River des Peres

Update: I went back and revisited the area in late July of 2021.

I suppose it seemed perfectly logical a hundred years ago when they covered up the River des Peres through the center of the city to control flooding.

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The double barreled tunnel comes out unceremoniously just north of the Hill, and just south of Dogtown.

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The area is still very industrial; once there were clay mines in this area for the brickyards, abut that has given over to other uses. A train had stopped on the tracks, allowing us a peaceful period to examine this civil engineering oddity.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. River des Peres should be renamed River Despair, or Sewer des Peres.

  2. Doug says:

    CHRIS – – – I thought that the River Des Peres was buried because of the Worls’d Fair…

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      That too.

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