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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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Photo Flood 77: College Hill

Photo Flood 77: College Hill

photo by Ann Aurbach College Hill is a historic north side neighborhood that shares characteristics of both Hyde Park and Old North Saint Louis. It is a neighborhood of architectural distinction, that is threatened by a rapid and severe population decline over the past several decades. photo by Sue...

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Photo Flood 76: The Greater Ville

Photo Flood 76: The Greater Ville

photo by Jason Gray The Greater Ville is the wheel around the hub of The Ville. Both neighborhoods (originally just one) are extremely significant to the history of St. Louis, having been the nucleus for the city’s “Black Aristocracy” whose influence was known throughout the midwest. photo by Jackie...

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Photo Flood 75: North Riverfront

Photo Flood 75: North Riverfront

photo by Ann Aurbach We kicked off our cold weather Floods in 2018 with a revisit to the North Side’s North Riverfront neighborhood to complete what we started. This section is smaller than the area where our first Flood here was set, but like the first one, getting around...

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Photo Flood 74: Central West End

Photo Flood 74: Central West End

photo by Isaac Richardson Our return to the Central West End, one of the city’s most iconic and most populous neighborhoods, marked the first time that we hit two non-contiguous sections of a community (this is because the original CWE Flood, in PFSTL’s first year, focused on the neighborhood’s...

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Photo Flood 73: Shaw

Photo Flood 73: Shaw

photo by Mike Matney Shaw is a distinctive (and usually quiet) residential neighborhood tucked in between Tower Grove Park and I-44. The land for the neighborhood was originally owned by two St. Louis luminaries who gave the area its Victorian charm and protected it from over-industrializing. These characteristics have...

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Photo Flood 72: Tower Grove South

Photo Flood 72: Tower Grove South

photo by Sue Rakers Tower Grove South is one of the city’s most fashionable (and fast-changing) neighborhoods. Its health and vibrancy has been well documented, though as you go further south into the neighborhood, the dynamic changes, as do the demographics.   photo by Ann Aurbach

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