history images Mound City on the Mississippi Home Page
image menu Buildings, Sites, and Objects People, Places, and Things Events, Incidents, and Occurrences Bibliography


  Dec. 25, 1927 - "Black Christmas"
Brief Description:  Air pollution in St. Louis had existed for many years as a result of the burning of soft coal. On Christmas Day, 1927, the pollution was so bad that residents were forced to burn candles at midday because the smoke blotted out the sun. The day became known as "Black Christmas."
Decade:  1920 - 1929



about historic preservationnew entries4 kids onlymap it!

This site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and
the City of St. Louis Community Information Network.

This site was funded in part by Federal funds administered by the Missouri State Historical Preservation Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Version 1.0