Archive for category: Photo Flood Saint Louis

Mini-Flood 54: Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

Mini-Flood 54: Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

photo by Ann Aurbach Malcolm W. Martin was a St. Louisan dedicated to the cultural landscape of the city. After helping to plan the D-Day invasion in Normandy to end WWII, Martin returned home a decorated hero, and immediately set out to make even more of himself. He was...

Continue reading

Photo Flood 61: Clayton-Tamm

Photo Flood 61: Clayton-Tamm

photo by Michelle Bates Continuing our exploratrion of the neighborhoods that make up the community referred to as Dogtown, Clayton-Tamm holds the distinction of being that community’s commercial “downtown”. Like the Hi-Pointe neighborhood to its west and Cheltenham to its east, this neighborhood owes its origins to the clay...

Continue reading

Photo Flood 60: Maplewood

Photo Flood 60: Maplewood

photo by Joe Rakers Maplewood is one of the oldest inner-ring suburbs of St. Louis. It was established in the late 1800’s, at a time when some urban residents were looking for an escape from population density and air pollution (related mostly to burning coal). From its founding, the...

Continue reading

Mini-Flood 53: Total Solar Eclipse

Mini-Flood 53: Total Solar Eclipse

photo by Allen Casey in Villa Ridge, MO. Most photographers are aware of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s concept of the “decisive moment”, wherein the subject of a photograph aligns so perfectly with objects of the photograph’s composition that it is unlikely to ever be repeated.  That said, it is truly a...

Continue reading

Photo Flood 59: Lindenwood Park

Photo Flood 59: Lindenwood Park

photo by Sue Rakers Lindenwood Park is a great companion to St. Louis Hills, which is just to its south. Both neighborhoods share that characteristic “suburbs in the city” feel (though Lindenwood Park is certainly more accessible), and both neighborhoods enjoyed the characteristic benefits of having Route 66 snake...

Continue reading

Mini-Flood 52: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Mini-Flood 52: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

photo by Sharon Keeler Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the location of the largest Native American settlement north of Mexico, and in 1250 CE, it was even larger than London (era of the reign of Henry III in England and Louis IX in France). A lot of mysteries...

Continue reading

Photo Flood 58: Tiffany

Photo Flood 58: Tiffany

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador This is the bookend to Botanical Heights of the now infamous redevelopment project north of the Shaw neighborhood. Though a much smaller neighbrohood, Tiffany (named after a streetcar line) possesses one of the city’s most interesting medlies of beautiful older homes and unremarkable newer ones....

Continue reading

Mini-Flood 51: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Mini-Flood 51: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma We’ve been invited back! Last time, we focused on the midday Parade, but this time, the late afternoon revelries were our primary subject. The Cinco de Mayo Festival celebrates Mexican heritage, but also places on display the multiplicity of creative people living, working, and playing...

Continue reading

Photo Flood 58: Visitation Park

Photo Flood 58: Visitation Park

photo by Jason Gray Continuing our exploration of St. Louis neighborhoods just north of the Delmar Divide, Visitation Park is a late-Victorian Era Historic District with some of the northside’s most stately manses. It is a small neighborhood, like The Ville, and is something of an island in comparison...

Continue reading

Photo Flood 57: Peabody Darst Webbe

Photo Flood 57: Peabody Darst Webbe

photo by Dan Henrichs Named after the Peabody Darst Webbe housing complex that has since been razed, the neighborhood has experienced many turbulances over it long history. Much like its vertical high-rise cousin to the north, Pruitt-Igoe, the low income housing experiment at Peabody Darst Webbe imploded due to...

Continue reading

©2017 Photo Flood Saint Louis

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account

Skip to toolbar