Author Archive for: Jason Gray

Mini-Flood 35: STL-Style

Mini-Flood 35: STL-Style

photograph by Jackie Johnson Clever design duo, Jeff and Randy Vines set up shop on a corner storefront along Cherokee Street five years ago (in 2010), and built a t-shirt empire. That said, STL-Style is not merely a St. Louis-themed apparel boutique; it is the ethos for an entire...

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Photo Flood 35: Midtown

Photo Flood 35: Midtown

photograph by Anne Warfield Site of the only Civil War “battle” in St. Louis, Midtown has a storied presence in the city. Today, much of this section of Midtown is owned by Saint Louis University, which has been a controversial agent of change for the neighborhood. photograph by Donna...

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Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

photograph by Ann Aurbach The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is a park located on a parcel of land where many of the earliest buildings in St. Louis once stood. This Federally funded National Memorial commemorates the westward expansion of the United States, the struggles of slavery (particularly the court decision against...

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Mini-Flood 34: Tower Grove Farmers Market

Mini-Flood 34: Tower Grove Farmers Market

photograph by Jackie Johnson Now in its 10th season, the Tower Grove Farmers Market represents all of the best things that a community market should be, including a beautiful park setting, fresh produce and food, arts, crafts, and live music performances. photograph by Jason Gray

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Photo Flood 34: Calvary Cemetery

Photo Flood 34: Calvary Cemetery

photograph by Jason Gray Calvary Cemetery, at over 160 years old, is the final resting place for many of St. Louis’ most important residents. Dred Scott, Auguste Chouteau, and Tennessee Williams are among those buried there. This Roman Catholic Cemetery and its natural setting are an exciting visit for...

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Mini-Flood 33: St. Louis Swap Meet

Mini-Flood 33: St. Louis Swap Meet

photograph by Santiago Bianco New kid on the block, St. Louis Swap Meet (at the Lemp Brewery) had more vendors sign up for their launch event, than those on a typical Saturday at the busy Soulard Farmers Market. This weekly market features an incredibly wide range of products, from...

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Photo Flood 33: Holly Hills

Photo Flood 33: Holly Hills

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis A south St. Louis neighborhood of distinction, Holly Hills began as little more than grand ambitions. In the 1920’s, a planned community project began on land purchased from the Missouri-Pacific Railroad (which runs through). The developers named the effort to emulate the...

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Mini-Flood 32: Castlewood State Park

Mini-Flood 32: Castlewood State Park

photograph by Michelle Williams Castlewood State Park is a hiking and biking destination not far from downtown St. Louis. Long ago, the area that is now the park was used as a bucolic retreat from life in the city. Visitors reveled here well into the 20th century, when speakeasies...

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Mini-Flood 31: O’Fallon Park

Mini-Flood 31: O'Fallon Park

photograph by Jason Gray This North St. Louis park carries the namesake of one of St. Louis’ earliest business success stories and benefactors. John O’Fallon, a nephew of the explorer William Clark, came to live in St. Louis after the War of 1812. Here, he set up a booming...

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