Weird and Wonderful Tower Grove South: Beck Avenue East of Morgan Ford

Let’s start looking at the neighborhood that rose up on the land the Russells subdivided, cashing out their land after it could no longer be exploited for its natural resources.

Beck Avenue is typical of many streets on the south side of Tower Grove South, which is made up of small tract homes for the working class.

Nearing the tracks for the Oak Hill and Carondelete Railroad, industry begins to appear, popping up along the right-of-way of the railroad that originally served the clay and coal mines.

Off in the distance you can see the National Candy Company.

Other early Twentieth Century industrial buildings with rail sidings sit along the tracks, as well.

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