Mini-Floods

Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

photo by Isaac Richardson Fort Belle Fontaine, the first U.S. Military fort west of the Mississippi, harbored Lewis and Clark upon return from their westward exploration in 1806. Though the stone structures appear very old, they are not a part of the original Fort. The walls and stairs were...

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Mini-Flood 59: North Grand Avenue

photo by Michelle Bates Grand Avenue is a major north-south connecting route for the city, and the stretch we walked is the epicenter.  It is also on an east-west axis.  Washington Avenue, which we explored last month, bisects North Grand at this point.  Actually, this is the south end...

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Mini-Flood 58: Washington Avenue

photo by Joe Harrison One of the major east-west corridors in downtown St. Louis, essentially the north end of downtown, Washington Avenue connects to the Eads Bridge in the shadow of the I-44 (formerly I-70) overpass.  The cross-Mississippi traffic flowing through Washington Avenue was an economic boom after that...

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Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador Marine Villa is the formerly German neighborhood home to the iconic Lemp Brewery complex, Cherokee Street Antique Row (under a slow conversion over to a retail and dining destination similar to what’s on Cherokee west of Jefferson), and some of the southside’s quirkiest historic buildings....

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Photo Flood 66: Penrose

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma Penrose is another Northside neighborhood that was originally defined by German immigrants. After the end of forced segregation in the 1960’s, African-Americans began to resettle in Penrose, and are today its primary demographic. The neighborhood was most recently the focus of an attempt by Alderman...

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Photo Flood 65: Baden

photo by Isaac Richardson Baden is a former town on the northern border of St. Louis with an early history in the region. Situated with Broadway as a main artery, Baden benefited from this with a thriving commercial district and easy access to the industry located mostly to its...

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