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Photo Flood 36: Clifton Heights

Photo Flood 36: Clifton Heights

photograph by Susan Price A charming and quiet residential community just south of the former bustle of industrial Ellendale and just west of The Hill, Clifton Heights possesses a rare insularity for a city neighborhood (partially due to its past as a private subdivision). Today, many of the older...

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Photo Flood 26: Tower Grove Park

Photo Flood 26: Tower Grove Park

photograph by Jeni Kulka Donated to the city in 1868, Tower Grove Park is one of St. Louis’ best-loved green spaces. Second in size only to Forest Park, TGP provides recreation for some of the city’s most active neighborhoods. Originally designed after Victorian examples in England, the park is...

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Mini-Flood 25: World Bird Sanctuary

Mini-Flood 25: World Bird Sanctuary

photograph by Theresa Harter The World Bird Sanctuary is one of the most under-appreciated attractions near St. Louis. With a mission that includes preserving both birds and bird habitats, the Sanctuary spans 105 acres, near both Lone Elk Park and Castlewood State Park. Formed in 1977 as the Raptor...

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Photo Flood 25: St. Louis Hills

Photo Flood 25: St. Louis Hills

photograph by Amanda Krebel The St. Louis Hills neighborhood, one of the city’s youngest, is a beautiful residential neighborhood filled with homes and businesses reflecting both the Art Deco age of their origin and the neon-colored vibe of Old Route 66 (which passed through). Of all 79 neighborhoods in...

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Mini-Flood 24: Compton Hill Reservoir Park

Mini-Flood 24: Compton Hill Reservoir Park

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis The story of water distribution in St. Louis is a marvelous tale of engineering might combined with a fast-rising city’s Victorian sensibilities. The first water delivery operation was a privately held company that went into business amid the first major influx of...

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Photo Flood 23: Fairground Park

Photo Flood 23: Fairground Park

photograph by Anne Warfield Historic Fairground Park was purchased by the city in 1908 from a private entity which had hosted an annual agricultural fair on the land since the mid-1800’s. The Agricultural and Mechanical Fair, as it was known, drew huge crowds from all over the country, but...

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Mini-Flood 23: Soulard Farmers Market

Mini-Flood 23: Soulard Farmers Market

photograph by Ann Aurbach Established in 1779, Soulard Farmers Market claims to be the oldest continuous farmers market in the United States. Replacing a building destroyed by the Great Tornado in 1896, the current structure was erected in 1929 and emulates the Foundling Hospital in Florence, Italy (designed by...

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Photo Flood 22: Clayton

Photo Flood 22: Clayton

photograph by Michelle Williams Clayton, the administrative and economic center of St. Louis County, shares a relationship with St. Louis that is both symbiotic and affronting. In 1876, residents of the city grew tired of seeing their tax contributions distributed to what was then a small population spread across...

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Mini-Flood 22: Urban Chestnut Brewery

Mini-Flood 22: Urban Chestnut Brewery

photograph by Theresa Harter Committed to sustainability practices and supporting the local business community, Urban Chestnut Brewery is the city’s largest, locally-owned brewery. Their recently opened brew plant and bierhall, on Manchester, is an expansive, state-of-the-art facility that does a lot to rekindle St. Louis’ past label as a...

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