|Real estate record and builders' guide. (1888). New York: F.W. Dodge Corp.; 15th edition. page 601; digital image GoogleBooks (http://books.google.com), 27 February 2013.|
I was wrong.
The transactions are from New York City, not St. Louis. That was clear from the title page which is partially shown here.
My guess is that this guide is available for other years as well. Researchers with New York City ancestors who owned real property may find the guide helpful.
If I had looked at the property addresses more carefully and been familiar with street names in St. Louis and New York City, it would have dawned on me that the first image did not have to deal with St. Louis land transactions.
Always read the title page and never assume that an unusual name is that unusual.