Photo location identification (NYC? Chicago?)

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Can anyone identify the location of this photo based on the background?  I believe it is likely to be either New York City or Chicago, Illinois. Date: Before 1937.

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in Photos by Crystal Crosby G2G1 (1.6k points)

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Hmmm Keen Question .. Great Photo .. 

First impression .. St Louis Missouri Water front on the Mississippi River with the The Continental (Life) Building in the background. The lamp posts are a match even to this day.

Still .. just a guess .. 

https://www.builtstlouis.net/continental01.html

C'est Bon Magnifique 

by Gerald Baraboo G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
selected by Crystal Crosby
Jerry I think you are right - that sloping brick terrace with steps at the top is also strongly suggestive of the St. Louis Riverfront - after clearances and before the Arch
Keen points !

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