Compton & Dry in Color: Plate 39

It continues to be my favorite “thing” in St. Louis history. A map often referred to simply as “Compton and Dry” after the man who published it (Richard Compton) and the guy who drew it (Camille Dry), the map’s official name is¬†Pictorial St. Louis, the Great Metropolis of the Mississippi valley; A Topographical Survey Drawn…