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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Photo Flood 108: Downtown
photo by Maureen Minich Nine years ago, a newly created Photo Flood Saint Louis embarked on a plan to photograph all 79 city neighborhoods with Downtown as its first stop. At the time, the group consisted of just a handful of members (now over 600). This month, we completed...
Photo Flood 107: Edwardsville
photo by Leana Miller Edwardsville is a quietly significant historic city in the metro-east region of St. Louis, that has grown increasingly over recent years as a center for education and the arts in Southern Illinois. photo by Jason Gray
Photo Flood 106: Sainte Genevieve
photo by Dave Adams The oldest continuous European settlement in Missouri, Ste. Genevieve was the principle northern outpost for the Louisiana Territory for several decades before and after St. Louis was founded. photo by Maureen Minich
Photo Flood 104: Lemay
photo by Mike Matney Originally known as Luxemburg, Lemay is a river town suburb of St. Louis with a lengthy and fascinating history. photo by Susan Price
Photo Flood 103: West End
photo by Anna Ratzlaff The West End, a neighborhood north of Delmar, is equally of the present as it is the past. This is a community, like Visitation Park and Lewis Place, where Black residents in particular have brought stabilization, revitalization and prosperity to an area of opulent homes...
Photo Flood 102: East St. Louis
photo by Maureen Minich After its namesake, East St. Louis is perhaps the most nationally recognized community in the St. Louis region, and like St. Louis, not always for the best reasons. Though those accounts rarely reveal a full portrait. East St. Louis is a small, midwestern city that...
Photo Flood 101: Kingsway West
photo by Mike Matney Kingsway West is the bookend to this Flood from several months ago. This north side neighborhood has a distinct history and feel that may surprise you. photo by Maureen Minich
Photo Flood 99: Kinloch
photo by Jane DiCampo The first incorporated Black community in Missouri, Kinloch was founded at a time when segregation made it uncommon, and sometimes illegal, for realtors to sell properties directly to African Americans. Nonetheless, the town thrived as an insular community, and contributed many achievements of historical note,...
Photo Flood 98: Walnut Park West
photo by Diane Sieckmann Walnut Park West is a neighborhood on the far north side of St. Louis. Its definition is complex in the same way that the challenges facing most neighborhoods in north St. Louis are complex, though this community is better preserved and closer knit than many....