August 20, 1966

The last buildings in St. Louis’ “Chinatown” came down on this date to make room for a stadium parking garage.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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