Archive for category: Mini-Flood

Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

photo by Sue Rakers Natural Bridge Road – so named because it once utilized a natural limestone bridge to cross over Rocky Branch Creek in the city – is one of the original (1840’s) major thoroughfares of north St. Louis, starting deep in the city and making a nearly...

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Mini-Flood 78: North Kingshighway

Mini-Flood 78: North Kingshighway

photo by Dave Adams The purpose of this walk was to explore the 1.3-mile section of the Kingshighway thoroughfare that stretches from Interstate 64 to Delmar Blvd, i.e., the section of Kingshighway that traverses the Central West End (CWE).  But if you think that means this is a homogeneous...

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Mini-Flood 77: South Broadway

Mini-Flood 77: South Broadway

photo by Ingrid Borecki On most of our street walks we have seen the results of a boom-to-bust-to-boom cycle.  In the case of South Broadway through the Patch and Carondelet neighborhoods in the far south end of the city, we are still waiting for the rebound.  One major factor was...

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Mini-Flood 76: The Grove

Mini-Flood 76: The Grove

photo by Maureen Minich On this street walk, we explored a lively section of Manchester known as The Grove, in the center of the Forest Park Southeast (FPSE) neighborhood, which we successfully flooded on a beautiful Spring morning in 2015. We wanted to come back and focus on The Grove...

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Mini-Flood 75: Grand Center Theatre Crawl

Mini-Flood 75: Grand Center Theatre Crawl

photo by Ingrid Borecki Saint Louis Public Radio presented the 2019 Grand Center Theatre Crawl, a two-day pop-up theatre experience located in and around Grand Center. For seven years running, this event has been the single best way to experience new venues, and be introduced to the broad range...

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Mini-Flood 74: War Memorial, East St. Louis

Mini-Flood 74: War Memorial, East St. Louis

photo by Mike Matney The War Memorial in East St. Louis had fallen into disrepair. Community saviors not only envisioned its repair, but the significance of its re-dedication. photo by Ann Aurbach

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Mini-Flood 73: Locust Street

Mini-Flood 73: Locust Street

photo by Jennifer Mishra St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West” for its role in the nation’s westward expansion, to which the iconic arch stands as a monument.  The city itself experienced a microcosmic westward expansion of its own.  It was founded on the banks of...

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Mini-Flood 72: Olive Boulevard

Mini-Flood 72: Olive Boulevard

photo by Michelle Bates The first Chinese immigrant, 24-year-old Alla Lee, arrived alone in St Louis in 1857.  He was accepted by the Irish community and married an Irish woman.  He remained the sole Chinese resident of St. Louis for ten years, until a small wave of several hundred immigrants...

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Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

photo by Mark McKeown Jefferson Barracks was established as a military outpost in 1826, after Fort Belle Fontaine was decommissioned. Today, the Park houses several Museums, a National Cemetery, a skatepark and more. photo by Jackie Johnson

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