Mini-Floods

Mini-Flood 73: Locust Street

Mini-Flood 73: Locust Street

photo by Jennifer Mishra St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West” for its role in the nation’s westward expansion, to which the iconic arch stands as a monument.  The city itself experienced a microcosmic westward expansion of its own.  It was founded on the banks of...

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Mini-Flood 72: Olive Boulevard

photo by Michelle Bates The first Chinese immigrant, 24-year-old Alla Lee, arrived alone in St Louis in 1857.  He was accepted by the Irish community and married an Irish woman.  He remained the sole Chinese resident of St. Louis for ten years, until a small wave of several hundred immigrants...

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Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

photo by Mark McKeown Jefferson Barracks was established as a military outpost in 1826, after Fort Belle Fontaine was decommissioned. Today, the Park houses several Museums, a National Cemetery, a skatepark and more. photo by Jackie Johnson

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Photo Flood 80: The Gate District

Photo Flood 80: The Gate District

photo by Sue Rakers The Gate District is a once historic neighborhood that fell victim to decades of misinformed strategy from both urban planners and developers alike. It is actually laid out to act as several “gated neighborhoods”, which is where the moniker comes from. Maya Angelou’s childhood home...

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Photo Flood 79: Southwest Garden

photo by Jackie Johnson Southwest Garden is one of the oddest shaped neighborhoods in St. Louis, and maybe as a result, is often mis-assigned as either Shaw or The Hill. Certainly, it has characteristics of both, as well as, many lovely restaurants, shops and homes unique to itself. photo...

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Photo Flood 78: LaSalle Park

photo by Jeff Hirsch LaSalle Park, what an identity crisis you have! One half Soulard and one half St. Peters, but still, you pack a mighty punch architecturally, culturally, and economically (as home to one of STL City’s largest businesses, Nestle Purina PetCare). The neighborhood now possesses 148 mixed...

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