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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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Photo Flood 47: Compton Heights

Photo Flood 47: Compton Heights

photograph by Sasi Suruliraj A National Historic District, Compton Heights is one of St. Louis’ first planned residential developments, and includes some of the city’s most lavish and palatial dwellings. photograph by James Palmour

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Photo Flood 46: Columbus Square

Photo Flood 46: Columbus Square

photograph by Sue Rakers Columbus Square emerged in the early 19th Century to accomodate the waves of European immigrants washing over St. Louis at the time. By mid-century, the neighborhood was a tight cluster of tenements notable for its rough conditions. Before “The Hill”, Columbus Square was the original...

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Photo Flood 45: North Riverfront

Photo Flood 45: North Riverfront

photograph by Barry Scroggin North Riverfront is a large, industrial neighborhood that comprises essentially one third of St. Louis City’s northern riverfront development. Sandwiched between Riverview’s water treatment facility and the older manufacturers of Near North Riverfront, this neighborhood provides its businesses with modern infrastructure and convenient access to...

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Photo Flood 44: Lewis Place

Photo Flood 44: Lewis Place

photograph by Jason Gray The first African-American private place in St. Louis, Lewis Place shares some of the opulence of the private places just to its south in the Central West End, and was constructed around the same time. Along with neighborhoods like The Ville and JeffVanderLou, Lewis Place...

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Photo Flood 43: Mark Twain I-70 Industrial

Photo Flood 43: Mark Twain I-70 Industrial

photograph by Jackie Johnson The Mark Twain I-70 Industrial neighborhood rubs up against the city’s northwest borders, and like its name suggests, consists of largely industrial sites. One notable exception to this are the U.S military sites in the area. photograph by Michelle Williams

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