Author Archive for: Jason Gray

Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

photo by Isaac Richardson Fort Belle Fontaine, the first U.S. Military fort west of the Mississippi, harbored Lewis and Clark upon return from their westward exploration in 1806. Though the stone structures appear very old, they are not a part of the original Fort. The walls and stairs were...

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Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador Marine Villa is the formerly German neighborhood home to the iconic Lemp Brewery complex, Cherokee Street Antique Row (under a slow conversion over to a retail and dining destination similar to what’s on Cherokee west of Jefferson), and some of the southside’s quirkiest historic buildings....

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Photo Flood 66: Penrose

Photo Flood 66: Penrose

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma Penrose is another Northside neighborhood that was originally defined by German immigrants. After the end of forced segregation in the 1960’s, African-Americans began to resettle in Penrose, and are today its primary demographic. The neighborhood was most recently the focus of an attempt by Alderman...

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Mini-Flood 57: Chouteau Island

Mini-Flood 57: Chouteau Island

photo by Isaac Richardson A manmade island complex just across the river from the Riverview neighborhood in North St. Louis, Chouteau Island contains the eastern leg of the Chain of Rocks Bridge, a popular fishing area, and miles of trails. photo by Isaac Richardson

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Photo Flood 65: Baden

Photo Flood 65: Baden

photo by Isaac Richardson Baden is a former town on the northern border of St. Louis with an early history in the region. Situated with Broadway as a main artery, Baden benefited from this with a thriving commercial district and easy access to the industry located mostly to its...

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Mini-Flood 56: Route 66 State Park

Mini-Flood 56: Route 66 State Park

photo by Joe Harrison Located on what was once the Mother Road, Route 66 State Park occupies land that was formerly the quaint riverside town of Times Beach. The Park features miles of trails for hiking, biking, horse riding and bird watching, as well as, a fantastic visitor center/museum....

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Photo Flood 63: Carr Square

Photo Flood 63: Carr Square

photo by Dan Henrichs Carr Square is an interesting companion to the neighborhoods nearby that we’ve already explored, and is in fact, sort of a mash-up of each. It is part in-fill ala Columbus Square, part open prairie ala St. Louis Place, part old STL ala Downtown West, and...

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Photo Flood 62: Fox Park

Photo Flood 62: Fox Park

photo by Anne Warfield Fox Park is one of St. Louis’ most beautiful neighborhoods with architecture ranging from the Gothic St. Francis De Sales Cathedral to Victorian apartment buildings and row houses that rival those of Lafayette Square. photo by Joanne Norton

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Mini-Flood 55: St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Mini-Flood 55: St. Louis Lambert International Airport

photo by Dave Adams It’s not very often that an institution as iconic to your community as St. Louis Lambert International Airport invites you out to make images both in front of and behind the scenes of what it is they do, so naturally, the opportunity to document “a...

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