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Mini-Flood 73: Locust Street

Mini-Flood 73: Locust Street

photo by Jennifer Mishra St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West” for its role in the nation’s westward expansion, to which the iconic arch stands as a monument.  The city itself experienced a microcosmic westward expansion of its own.  It was founded on the banks of...

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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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Mini-Flood 72: Olive Boulevard

Mini-Flood 72: Olive Boulevard

photo by Michelle Bates The first Chinese immigrant, 24-year-old Alla Lee, arrived alone in St Louis in 1857.  He was accepted by the Irish community and married an Irish woman.  He remained the sole Chinese resident of St. Louis for ten years, until a small wave of several hundred immigrants...

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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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Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

photo by Mark McKeown Jefferson Barracks was established as a military outpost in 1826, after Fort Belle Fontaine was decommissioned. Today, the Park houses several Museums, a National Cemetery, a skatepark and more. photo by Jackie Johnson

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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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Mini-Flood 70: Main Street, Saint Charles

Mini-Flood 70: Main Street, Saint Charles

photo by Bailey Elizabeth Rogers The historic district of Main Street in St. Charles, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, is well-preserved and is worth visiting any time of year.  In fact, we are planning return visits in different seasons.  But it takes on a...

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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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Mini-Flood 69: Pestalozzi Street

Mini-Flood 69: Pestalozzi Street

photo by Sue Rakers On this street walk, we are exploring Pestalozzi as it runs west through the heart of the Benton Park neighborhood, over I-55, and through the Anheuser-Busch brewery in south Soulard, where it is now a private street within the brewery compound, and terminates just before...

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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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