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Photo Flood 87: O’Fallon

Photo Flood 87: O'Fallon

photo by Sue Rakers The O’Fallon neighborhood in North St. Louis has a history with many parallels in the region. It’s origins mimic those of the far south in the city, while its transition during the Rust Belt and Civil Rights eras imitates those of its north side peers...

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Photo Flood 86: Alton

Photo Flood 86: Alton

photo by Sue Donovan Alton is a city in Illinois, that is situated in an area where the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers all converge. A river town through and through, Alton blends a mixture of history, mystery, beauty and determination in a way that few communities anywhere can...

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Photo Flood 85: St. Charles

Photo Flood 85: St. Charles

photo by Michelle Bates St. Charles is Missouri’s third oldest city, and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2019. It is also the State’s first capital, and was an important departure point for westward exploration and expansion. It is a city rich in history, though perhaps most alive today. photo...

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Photo Flood 84: Cheltenham

Photo Flood 84: Cheltenham

photo by Jan Markham For being so far from the riverfront, Cheltenham is a neighborhood with a surprisingly long history. It has been synonymous with rejuvenation, education, entertainment, and perhaps most notably, the distinctive red bricks that make up much of the physical footprint of St. Louis. photo by...

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Photo Flood 83: Webster Groves

Photo Flood 83: Webster Groves

photo by Michelle Bates Webster Groves is a suburb of St. Louis, with its own storied history. A classic college town, Webster has a range of activities of interest to young and old alike. photo by Maureen Minich

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Photo Flood 82: Southampton

Photo Flood 82: Southampton

photo by Sue Donovan Southampton is perhaps the best, least-guarded secret gem in St. Louis. A seemingly sleepy residential neighborhood, with the city’s most notable collection of STL style gingerbread houses, harbors a charming commercial corridor on the upswing at its heart. photo by Sue Donovan

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Photo Flood 81: Shrewsbury

Photo Flood 81: Shrewsbury

photo by Christopher Taber Once a family farm, Shrewsbury is now an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis. Though outside the city limits, this burb does possess some of the characteristics of those city neighborhoods nearby, Lindenwood Park and Ellendale. photo by Sue Rakers

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Photo Flood 80: The Gate District

Photo Flood 80: The Gate District

photo by Sue Rakers The Gate District is a once historic neighborhood that fell victim to decades of misinformed strategy from both urban planners and developers alike. It is actually laid out to act as several “gated neighborhoods”, which is where the moniker comes from. Maya Angelou’s childhood home...

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Photo Flood 79: Southwest Garden

Photo Flood 79: Southwest Garden

photo by Jackie Johnson Southwest Garden is one of the oddest shaped neighborhoods in St. Louis, and maybe as a result, is often mis-assigned as either Shaw or The Hill. Certainly, it has characteristics of both, as well as, many lovely restaurants, shops and homes unique to itself. photo...

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Photo Flood 78: LaSalle Park

Photo Flood 78: LaSalle Park

photo by Jeff Hirsch LaSalle Park, what an identity crisis you have! One half Soulard and one half St. Peters, but still, you pack a mighty punch architecturally, culturally, and economically (as home to one of STL City’s largest businesses, Nestle Purina PetCare). The neighborhood now possesses 148 mixed...

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