photo by Mike Matney Originally known as Luxemburg, Lemay is a river town suburb of St. Louis with a lengthy and fascinating history. photo by Susan Price
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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...
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...
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
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,...
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,...
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....
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
Photo Flood 96: Academy
photo by Ann Aurbach Academy is a north side neighborhood with a tremendously intact built environment and variegated history. It is one of the last two neighborhoods for PFSTL to cover along the “Delmar Divide”, a racial and socio-economic division that separates the mostly black north side from the...
Photo Flood 95: Kingsway East
photo by Maureen Minich Kingsway East is a small, north side neighborhood. Like most of the neighborhoods nearby it, Kingsway East’s present is underscored by so much of its past. photo by Diana Linsley