Mini-Floods

Mini-Flood 52: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Mini-Flood 52: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

photo by Sharon Keeler Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the location of the largest Native American settlement north of Mexico, and in 1250 CE, it was even larger than London (era of the reign of Henry III in England and Louis IX in France). A lot of mysteries...

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Mini-Flood 51: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma We’ve been invited back! Last time, we focused on the midday Parade, but this time, the late afternoon revelries were our primary subject. The Cinco de Mayo Festival celebrates Mexican heritage, but also places on display the multiplicity of creative people living, working, and playing...

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Mini-Flood 50: International Photography Hall of Fame

photo by Michelle Bates We last visited the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum shortly before they opened in St. Louis for Mini-Flood 10. We have been invited to return and see what has changed, and what is still in store for this Grand Center institution. photo by...

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Photo Flood 58: Tiffany

Photo Flood 58: Tiffany

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador This is the bookend to Botanical Heights of the now infamous redevelopment project north of the Shaw neighborhood. Though a much smaller neighbrohood, Tiffany (named after a streetcar line) possesses one of the city’s most interesting medlies of beautiful older homes and unremarkable newer ones....

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Photo Flood 58: Visitation Park

photo by Jason Gray Continuing our exploration of St. Louis neighborhoods just north of the Delmar Divide, Visitation Park is a late-Victorian Era Historic District with some of the northside’s most stately manses. It is a small neighborhood, like The Ville, and is something of an island in comparison...

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Photo Flood 57: Peabody Darst Webbe

photo by Dan Henrichs Named after the Peabody Darst Webbe housing complex that has since been razed, the neighborhood has experienced many turbulances over it long history. Much like its vertical high-rise cousin to the north, Pruitt-Igoe, the low income housing experiment at Peabody Darst Webbe imploded due to...

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