Author Archive for: Jason Gray

Photo Flood 106: Sainte Genevieve

Photo Flood 106: Sainte Genevieve

photo by Dave Adams The oldest continuous European settlement in Missouri, Ste. Genevieve was the principle northern outpost for the Louisiana Territory for several decades before and after St. Louis was founded. photo by Maureen Minich

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Photo Flood 103: West End

Photo Flood 103: West End

photo by Anna Ratzlaff The West End, a neighborhood north of Delmar, is equally of the present as it is the past. This is a community, like Visitation Park and Lewis Place, where Black residents in particular have brought stabilization, revitalization and prosperity to an area of opulent homes...

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Photo Flood 102: East St. Louis

Photo Flood 102: East St. Louis

photo by Maureen Minich After its namesake, East St. Louis is perhaps the most nationally recognized community in the St. Louis region, and like St. Louis, not always for the best reasons. Though those accounts rarely reveal a full portrait. East St. Louis is a small, midwestern city that...

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Photo Flood 101: Kingsway West

Photo Flood 101: Kingsway West

photo by Mike Matney Kingsway West is the bookend to this Flood from several months ago. This north side neighborhood has a distinct history and feel that may surprise you. photo by Maureen Minich

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Photo Flood 100: Fairground

Photo Flood 100: Fairground

photo by Ann Aurbach Fairground is a neighborhood in north St. Louis with namesake ties to the once renowned St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association Fair, which occurred for nearly a half century in adjacent Fairground Park. Like many neighborhoods nearby it, Fairground is a community full of history,...

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Photo Flood 99: Kinloch

Photo Flood 99: Kinloch

photo by Jane DiCampo The first incorporated Black community in Missouri, Kinloch was founded at a time when segregation made it uncommon, and sometimes illegal, for realtors to sell properties directly to African Americans. Nonetheless, the town thrived as an insular community, and contributed many achievements of historical note,...

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Photo Flood 98: Walnut Park West

Photo Flood 98: Walnut Park West

photo by Diane Sieckmann Walnut Park West is a neighborhood on the far north side of St. Louis. Its definition is complex in the same way that the challenges facing most neighborhoods in north St. Louis are complex, though this community is better preserved and closer knit than many....

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Photo Flood 97: Walnut Park East

Photo Flood 97: Walnut Park East

photo by Jane DiCampo Walnut Park East is a relatively young (by St. Louis standards) working class neighborhood on the city’s north side that has long suffered challenges and setbacks. photo by Maureen Minich

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