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State Street at 45th - November 2007.

The Eastern Neighorhoods
After passing block after block of lovely cottage rows, State Street crosses a railroad viaduct at 42nd Street and enters a strange zone of open land.

The area's first landmark is the vast empty fields where Shop City once stood. In the 1960s, this was the town's premier shopping and entertainment destination.

State Street at 48th - November 2007.

State Street at 52nd - November 2007.

Nearby is East St. Louis High School, a dull Mid-Century building with later additons.

5300 block of State Street - November 2007.

Further east on State Street stands the new East St. Louis Public Library, in this colorful and cheery modern building.

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