October 7, 1954

The first of the Pruitt-Igoe homes are ready for families in St. Louis, but by 1976 – after officials realized the public housing project was an abysmal failure – all 33 homes were imploded.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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