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Photo Flood 127: The Patch

Photo Flood 127: The Patch

photo by Diana Linsley In the very southern tip of the City of St. Louis, lays a neighborhood that many from the region either overlook or don’t even know exists. Unfortunate circumstances for a neighborhood that was central to so much river industry for many years, including St. Louis’...

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Photo Flood 126: Collinsville

Photo Flood 126: Collinsville

Photographer Mike Matney Home to the world’s largest ketchup bottle, Collinsville straddles Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois; Belleville lies to the south, Edwardsville to the north, and is only 15 miles from downtown St. Louis. The city has a population of 24,366 according to the last census....

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Photo Flood 125: Granite City

Photo Flood 125: Granite City

photo by Jason Gray Granite City is the third largest city in Southern Illinois, and an important former company town responsible (in part) for the region’s and the nation’s industrial growth. photo by Mike Matney

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Photo Flood 122: Midtown

Photo Flood 122: Midtown

Photographer Joe Rakers Midtown has been the focus of two previous floods, Photo Flood 35 in June 2015 and Photo Flood 49 in August 2016.  In the 7 years since the last visit much has changed. With the addition of IKEA in the adjacent Central West End neighborhood the area has...

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Photo Flood 120: Portage Des Sioux

Photo Flood 120: Portage Des Sioux

photo by Susan Price Portage Des Sioux is a quaint, historic village of around 300 residents, along the Mississippi River in Missouri. The community is the location of the Our Lady of the Rivers Shrine, where the annual Blessing of the Fleet Festival occurs, and was site to the...

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Photo Flood 119: Grafton

Photo Flood 119: Grafton

photo by Dennis Daugherty The concept for what would become Photo Flood Saint Louis was born while our Founder watched a small motorcycle “parade” with his wife in Grafton, way back in 2010. As the engines roared and chortled as they passed, he spotted another photographer snapping away, and...

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Photo Flood 114: Old North Saint Louis

Photo Flood 114: Old North Saint Louis

photo by Jeff Phillips Old North Saint Louis (ONSL) is a historic, resilient neighborhood.  Geographically, it is shaped roughly like a rectangle (actually, like a parallelogram). The border of the short end at the top is Palm, which separates ONSL from the architectural crown jewel Hyde Park.  Palm, incidentally,...

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Photo Flood 113: Bellefontaine Cemetery

Photo Flood 113: Bellefontaine Cemetery

photo by Colin Wright Bellefontaine Cemetery was the focus of our second Photo Flood, and the first occasion that the media covered the Group’s concept. At the time, total membership consisted of only 25 photographers (less than 10 participated–one from Washington DC!), Mini-Floods had not yet been introduced, and...

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Photo Flood 112: Tower Grove Park

Photo Flood 112: Tower Grove Park

Photo by Thomas Gremaud Henry Shaw was born in England in 1800. In 1818 he accompanied his father, an industrialist, to Canada on a business trip. The very next year, the young Shaw was dispatched to New Orleans alone on business, and from there he traveled on a riverboat (“The...

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Photo Flood 111: Benton Park

Photo Flood 111: Benton Park

Photo by Leana Staley Benton Park was last visited by Photo Flood STL in September 2013, being the 14th flood. Most of us weren’t in the group then and for many of us it was the first visit to the neighborhood. With Cherokee Street as its southern border and...

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