ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The renovation work at Union Station has unearthed a rare treasure. A major work of art that had been lost for decades was found by Tim Cooper, Union Station’s General Manager. It’s a massive 7-foot high, 28-inch wide mural titled, “Commerce on the Landing.”
It was completed in 1942 by Artist Louis Grell. It depicts the St. Louis riverfront and trains at the turn of the 20th century. The mural, which is currently in three pieces, was commissioned by Union Station during World War II, but was then lost for years, until now.