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Photo Flood 21: Bevo Mill

Photo Flood 21: Bevo Mill

photograph by Jason Gray Bevo Mill is a south St. Louis neighborhood punctuated by the independent character of its many waves of inhabitants. Nearby where they intersect, a thriving commercial and dining district exists along the neighborhood’s main thoroughfares of Delor, Morganford and Gravois. Here, the health of the...

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Mini-Flood 21: Goldenrod Showboat

Mini-Flood 21: Goldenrod Showboat

photograph by Diane Cannon Piwowarczyk Built in 1909, the Goldenrod Showboat (designated a US National Landmark) is one of only two extant showboats from the era of its origin. The Goldenrod was the last showboat to operate on the Mississippi River, and afterward was moored to the levee downtown...

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Mini-Flood 20: Ballpark Village

Mini-Flood 20: Ballpark Village

photograph by Theresa Harter No matter what your stance is on sports, in St. Louis, one cannot help but be a baseball fan. That is because the city is the home turf of the St. Louis Cardinals; a team with one of the most dedicated fanbases in all of...

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Mini-Flood 19: KDHX

Mini-Flood 19: KDHX

photograph by Amanda Krebel In November of 2012, we photographed our inaugural Mini-Flood at a building under reconstruction in Grand Center. Once completed, this building became the much lauded Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media, and the home for St. Louis’ beloved KDHX radio station. To bookend our...

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Photo Flood 20: Botanical Heights (McRee Town)

Photo Flood 20: Botanical Heights (McRee Town)

photograph by Kara Schoen Botanical Heights is an interesting case study in urban redevelopment. What was once a supplemental community to Shaw, McRee Town fell into decay when the I-44 interstate plowed its way through, and severed the neighborhood off from its southern connections. Over time, building abandonment/ruination and...

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Photo Flood 19: The Ville

Photo Flood 19: The Ville

photograph by Chris Naffziger Much like nearby JeffVanderLou, The Ville was a neighborhood shaped by the segregation that gripped St. Louis in the early 20th century, and is still felt even to this day. However, the early history of The Ville, as an African-American community, is not a story...

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Mini-Flood 16: Burnin’ Love Festival

Mini-Flood 16: Burnin' Love Festival

photograph by Jason Gray Popular opinion suggests that St. Louis was founded upon February 15, 1764. Still, arguments can be made for the important occassion having happened on either the 14th or 16th of February that year. Therefore, it is probably not such a big deal that Mother Nature...

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Mini-Flood 18: The Biggest Birthday Ball

Mini-Flood 18: The Biggest Birthday Ball

photograph by Janet Henrichs On February 16th, stl250 invited St. Louis residents and visitors to attend a fun and upbeat event at the Missouri History Museum that honored St. Louis’ 250th anniversary with food, music and performances that reflected our region’s history and traditions. In addition, the Museum unveiled...

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