Archive for category: St. Louis

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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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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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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Mini-Flood 68: The Great KAMPout

Mini-Flood 68: The Great KAMPout

photo by Allen Casey KAMP is an adventure boutique located on South Jefferson near Cherokee Street. As of this writing, it is the only outdoor/travel store in the city, and to celebrate 6 months of being open, it held an all-day event called The Great KAMPout at Castlewood State...

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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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Mini-Flood 67: South Grand

Mini-Flood 67: South Grand

photo by Jennifer Mishra Earlier in the year we explored the stretch of North Grand which includes the Grand Center entertainment district and Saint Louis University.  The section of South Grand which is the focus of this article, begins only about one mile down the road but it is...

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