Update: The Tucker Tunnel was filled in and a new street was opened in 2013.
I realized that the American realist paper Joe Jones, the subject of an upcoming special exhibit organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum, painted the Tucker, or 12th Street, Tunnel back in 1932. See the painting here, and in the upcoming exhibition. The tunnel should be completely demolished this next year, at which point it will pass into history. See the tunnel in photographs here and here.