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Kiel Opera House: Construction Photographs

by Michael R. Allen

After two city blocks bounded by Market, 14th, Clark and 15th had been cleared, work started on the foundation for the new Municipal Auditorium and Opera House. Photograph taken on April 5, 1932. (From the collection of the St. Louis Building Arts Foundation.)

Construction well underway. Photograph taken on November 10, 1932. (From the collection of the St. Louis Building Arts Foundation.)

Looking southwest from the corner of 14th and Market streets. Photograph taken on November 10, 1932. (From the collection of the St. Louis Building Arts Foundation.)

Laying the cornerstone on November 11, 1932. Mayor Victor J. Miller is at right. (From the collection of the St. Louis Building Arts Foundation.) The Municipal Auditorium and Opera House would be renamed after Mayor Henry J. Kiel in 1943, after his death.

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