Mini-Floods

Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

photo by Sue Rakers Natural Bridge Road – so named because it once utilized a natural limestone bridge to cross over Rocky Branch Creek in the city – is one of the original (1840’s) major thoroughfares of north St. Louis, starting deep in the city and making a nearly...

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Mini-Flood 78: North Kingshighway

photo by Dave Adams The purpose of this walk was to explore the 1.3-mile section of the Kingshighway thoroughfare that stretches from Interstate 64 to Delmar Blvd, i.e., the section of Kingshighway that traverses the Central West End (CWE).  But if you think that means this is a homogeneous...

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Mini-Flood 77: South Broadway

photo by Ingrid Borecki On most of our street walks we have seen the results of a boom-to-bust-to-boom cycle.  In the case of South Broadway through the Patch and Carondelet neighborhoods in the far south end of the city, we are still waiting for the rebound.  One major factor was...

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Photo Floods

Photo Flood 89: North Pointe

Photo Flood 89: North Pointe

photo by Jason Gray A quaint, middle class neighborhood, North Pointe has mostly defied the negative connotations of St. Louis’ north side. From crime (North Pointe is roughly the same size and has roughly the same crime rate per capita as Holly Hills, a neighborhood on the south side...

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Photo Flood 88: Mark Twain

photo by Mike Matney Mark Twain is a north side residential neighborhood that sits between Bellefontaine Cemetery and Interstate 70. It is a mixture of the past and present, that tests the positive and negative aspects of both. photo by Sue Rakers

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Photo Flood 87: O’Fallon

photo by Sue Rakers The O’Fallon neighborhood in North St. Louis has a history with many parallels in the region. It’s origins mimic those of the far south in the city, while its transition during the Rust Belt and Civil Rights eras imitates those of its north side peers...

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