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Photo Flood 38: North Hampton

photograph by Ann Aurbach North Hampton is a neighborhood most often driven around by St. Louisans. This is not to say that you shouldn’t want to go there, but rather, that three of its four borders are major thoroughfares for South City. Wedged neatly between Lindenwood Park and Tower...

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Photo Flood 37: Downtown West

Photo Flood 37: Downtown West

photograph by Janet Henrichs Downtown West is one of St. Louis’ most significant neighborhoods. Defined by the iconic buildings that it contains and as a gathering place for public events (like many of the annual charity races), this neighborhood of distinction is often considered to be “downtown” by many...

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Photo Flood 36: Clifton Heights

Photo Flood 36: Clifton Heights

photograph by Susan Price A charming and quiet residential community just south of the former bustle of industrial Ellendale and just west of The Hill, Clifton Heights possesses a rare insularity for a city neighborhood (partially due to its past as a private subdivision). Today, many of the older...

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Photo Flood 35: Midtown

Photo Flood 35: Midtown

photograph by Anne Warfield Site of the only Civil War “battle” in St. Louis, Midtown has a storied presence in the city. Today, much of this section of Midtown is owned by Saint Louis University, which has been a controversial agent of change for the neighborhood. photograph by Donna...

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Photo Flood 34: Calvary Cemetery

Photo Flood 34: Calvary Cemetery

photograph by Jason Gray Calvary Cemetery, at over 160 years old, is the final resting place for many of St. Louis’ most important residents. Dred Scott, Auguste Chouteau, and Tennessee Williams are among those buried there. This Roman Catholic Cemetery and its natural setting are an exciting visit for...

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Photo Flood 33: Holly Hills

Photo Flood 33: Holly Hills

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis A south St. Louis neighborhood of distinction, Holly Hills began as little more than grand ambitions. In the 1920’s, a planned community project began on land purchased from the Missouri-Pacific Railroad (which runs through). The developers named the effort to emulate the...

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Photo Flood 32: Forest Park Southeast

photograph by Jeni Kulka Forest Park Southeast is a play on identities. Once a rural respite for city dwellers, it is now firmly encompassed by urban core. Once disconnected from the commerce and transportation mechanisms of the area, it now features one of the fastest growing entertainment districts and...

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Photo Flood 31: Ferguson

Photo Flood 31: Ferguson

photograph by Jason Gray Once thought to be merely a sleepy suburb of St. Louis, Ferguson is now ground zero for the most significant civil rights movement in a generation. The events which have transpired since the tragic shooting death here of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 will...

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Photo Flood 30: Hamilton Heights

Photo Flood 30: Hamilton Heights

photograph by Diane Cannon Piwowarczyk Hamilton Heights is a neighborhood of vast potential. In the 1940’s, this area experienced its “golden days”, when the turn of the 20th century homes possessed a not too tired character, celluloid beamed brightly in the local movie theaters, and streetcar lines serviced the...

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Photo Flood 29: Covenant Blu/Grand Center

Photo Flood 29: Covenant Blu/Grand Center

photograph by James Palmour This neighborhood, a transition between St. Louis’ Downtown and the Central West End, is also an important gateway between north St. Louis and south St. Louis. What’s more, it is a transition between a vibrant past and a hopeful future. Covenant Blu/Grand Center was once...

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