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Mini-Flood 17: Reenactment of the Founding of St. Louis

Mini-Flood 17: Reenactment of the Founding of St. Louis

photograph by Patrick Gioia St. Louis was founded 250 years ago by Auguste Chouteau (then 14 years old), under the guise of Pierre Laclede. Some argument remains about whether this date was February 14th, 15th or 16th; a speculation in some part due to Chouteau’s difficult to read at...

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Mini-Flood 15: One Round Killer, B-Boy Battle

Mini-Flood 15: One Round Killer, B-Boy Battle

photograph by James Palmour One of the most remarkable aspects of living in St. Louis is the variety of opportunities available to expand one’s knowledge, whether cultural, scientific, social or otherwise. For the uninitiated, One Round Killer provided a world of insight into a practice with a near 50-year...

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Photo Flood 18: Mount Pleasant

Photo Flood 18: Mount Pleasant

photograph by Janet Henrichs Much like The Patch, Mount Pleasant is a neighborhood in south St. Louis most often referred to by the name of a larger adjoining community (Dutchtown). Nonetheless, Mt. Pleasant is a place with a character all its own; one featuring an extremely varied architectural tradition...

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Mini-Flood 14: First Night Grand Center

Mini-Flood 14: First Night Grand Center

photograph by Alison Carrick First Night Grand Center is a yearly ritual in St. Louis that provides a family-friendly atmosphere for yearend revelers. However, on December 31, 2013, First Night was something more; it marked the beginning of a historic anniversary celebration for the city, 250 years in the...

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Photo Flood 17: Riverview

Photo Flood 17: Riverview

photograph by Theresa Harter Riverview is one of the quirkiest neighborhoods in St. Louis.  Of all 79, it lies furthest north, with its long sliver of territory compressed between St. Louis County and the Mississippi River.  Route 66 originally crossed through Riverview by way of its most distinguished feature,...

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Photo Flood 16: JeffVanderLou

Photo Flood 16: JeffVanderLou

photograph by Patrick Gioia No doubt, Old North St. Louis has become synonymous with redevelopment on the city’s blighted north side, but Old North is not the only historically significant neighborhood worthy of a renaissance (nor are all north side neighborhoods “lost”). Once home to Sportman’s Park, JeffVanderLou (originally...

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Mini-Flood 13: World Chess Hall of Fame

Mini-Flood 13: World Chess Hall of Fame

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis The World Chess Hall of Fame began in 1986 in New York, and moved to St. Louis in 2011. The institution’s function is to preserve and exhibit objects originating from the history of the game, and to educate the public about chess’...

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Photo Flood 15: Forest Park

Photo Flood 15: Forest Park

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis Recently named one of the ten most beautiful urban parks in the world by Yahoo Travel, Forest Park really has something for everyone. Photo Flood Saint Louis returns to this legendary city sanctuary for what turned out to be a spectacular, Fall,...

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Mini-Flood 12: Grant’s Farm

Mini-Flood 12: Grant's Farm

photograph by Jeni Kulka A Busch family legacy, Grant’s Farm is a 281-acre animal preserve and attraction that has been enjoyed by St. Louis residents for more than fifty years. AB-InBev currently owns the Park, and thankfully, continues to operate it as most of us fondly remember. Grant’s Farm...

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