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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...

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Photo Flood 56: Vandeventer

Photo Flood 56: Vandeventer

photo by Isaac Richardson Continuing our look at some locations in North St. Louis with grand ambitions, the Vandeventer neighborhood is next door to where the street’s namesake sought to invest his considerable fortune into the development of a lavish private place. Unfortunately, greedy money managers, pollution, the death...

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Photo Flood 55: Wells Goodfellow

Photo Flood 55: Wells Goodfellow

photo by Ryan Stanley Wells Goodfellow is a northwest neighborhood that, along with Hamilton Heights, has seen better days. The Wellston Loop is located here, which was once a bustling commuter terminal. The commercial districts that once opened to clamoring shoppers are now mostly shuttered. Still, Wells Goodfellow has...

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Photo Flood 54: Gravois Park

Photo Flood 54: Gravois Park

photo by Ann Aurbach Oh, Gravois Park. It’s got a bad reputation that is largely deserved. But, it’s also got one of the most vibrant sections of the Cherokee Street Business District, and some of the best buildings in South City. Much like Dutchtown to the south, Gravois Park...

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Photo Flood 53: Fountain Park

Photo Flood 53: Fountain Park

photo by Jason Gray Just north of the Central West End, Fountain Park is one of the city’s most distinguished residential areas. Originally a subdivision known as Aubert Place, the neighborhood has fallen on hard times over recent years, but hope remains to see it restored to its previous...

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Photo Flood 52: Florissant

Photo Flood 52: Florissant

photo by Allen Casey One of the oldest settlements in Missouri, Florissant was founded in the 18th century by French Jesuits whose contributions have been lasting for the St. Louis region. The downtown area includes a wonderful historic area, which was the focus of our visit, though members weren’t...

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Photo Flood 51: Princeton Heights

Photo Flood 51: Princeton Heights

photo by Shelly Cendroski A relatively young neighborhood, Princeton Heights owes much of its earliest development to Gravois, otherwise known as the “Road to Fenton”. Today, the neighborhood is a quaint little brother to St. Louis Hills, with a very similar stable character. photo by Michelle Bates

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Photo Flood 50: University City

Photo Flood 50: University City

photo by James Palmour Founded in 1906, University City was little more than farm land and a trolley turn-around before publisher, Edward Lewis purchased 85 acres for his planned community. Though the era of publishing has ended for U City (mostly), the area has morphed into one of St....

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Photo Flood 49: Midtown

Photo Flood 49: Midtown

photo by Susan Bennet For our return to the Midtown neighborhood (first visit is here), PFSTL will focus on the half that was not covered previously. This portion of Midtown has a much different history, being further removed from Saint Louis University, and includes the central area of the...

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Photo Flood 48: Hi-Pointe/Wydown Skinker

photograph by Lina Walz-Salvador Photo Flood 48 marks the first time that the PFSTL has explored more than one neighborhood. And what great neighborhoods to set the bar! Wydown Skinker and Hi-Pointe, though right next door to one another, are very different in almost every way. One features row...

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