One of the great things about riding the bus is being able to observe the city as you pass through it…
…and being able to photograph something that strike’s you as odd. A military truck parked on a pill of dirt/rocks is such an example.
This site had a building on it as recently as 1971, verified via historicaerials.com. That spot where the truck is parked was vacant in 1909 but buildings existed to the left and right. The building in the background was already there, it was Brown Shoe’s “Blue Ribbon factory”, via Sanborn maps.
The NW corner of the vacant Pruitt-Igoe site is across the street.
– Steve Patterson