Archive for category: Mini-Flood

Mini-Flood 9: Missouri History Museum

Mini-Flood 9: Missouri History Museum

photograph by Steven Ley In the twilight of April 30, 1904, thousands of electric lights flickered on to illuminate the sprawling campus of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Passing through the main entrance at Lindell Boulevard, the cacophony from the crowd must have seemed enormous. During the seven-month run, the...

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Mini-Flood 8: St. Louis Gateway Mall

Mini-Flood 8: St. Louis Gateway Mall

photograph by Patrick Gioia The original St. Louis Gateway Mall Plan was an attempt to invigorate downtown; it failed in this, seeming to achieve only at razing some of STL’s most significant buildings (Real Estate Row), creating a bland, grassy wedge splitting downtown in half, and making for attractive...

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Mini-Flood 7: St. Louis Zoo

Mini-Flood 7: St. Louis Zoo

photograph by Steph James The century-old, St. Louis Zoo is generally considered one of the best zoological parks in the country, frequently ranking in the top ten on lists which measure such things. The Zoo has over 17,000 exotic animals in its collection, features significant historical structures such as...

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Mini-Flood 6: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Mini-Flood 6: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

photograph by Jeni Kulka Cherokee Street is the proud host to St. Louis’ most eclectic celebration. The Cinco de Mayo Festival celebrates Mexican heritage, but also places on display the multiplicity of creative people living, working, and playing along this historic street. At this outdoor event, a throng of...

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Mini-Flood 5: Missouri Botanical Garden

Mini-Flood 5: Missouri Botanical Garden

photograph by Patrick Gioia The origin of the Missouri Botanical Garden is a story steeped in the history of its founder, Henry Shaw.  Mr. Shaw moved to St. Louis from Sheffield, England, around 1819, and set up a hardware shop to sell goods imported from back home.  At the time,...

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Mini-Flood 4: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Mini-Flood 4: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

photograph by Patrick Gioia 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...

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Mini-Flood 3: RAW St. Louis, Discovery

Mini-Flood 3: RAW St. Louis, Discovery

photograph by Siobhan Lestina RAW:St. Louis is the local extension to the international network under the helm of RAW:Artists. The organization operates in 54 cities across the United States and Australia, and works to provide a platform for artists in the first ten years of their professional development. Locally,...

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Mini-Flood 2: Saint Louis Art Museum

Mini-Flood 2: Saint Louis Art Museum

photograph by Siobhan Lestina The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the Nation, and it is entirely free to visit (sans some of the special exhibits), making it a tremendous cultural asset for the city. The Museum itself is a Beaux Arts-style...

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Mini-Flood 1: KDHX

Mini-Flood 1: KDHX

photograph by Jeni Kulka From KDHX.org: The mission of KDHX is to build community through media, with diverse and independent voices that enrich the perspectives of our audiences. We promote civic and cultural participation by providing the tools, technology, and training vital to informed, creative expression. In St. Louis,...

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