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Mini-Flood 62: Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration

Mini-Flood 62: Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration

photo by Dave Adams The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration, an annual commemorative event now in its 16th year, is themed this year to recall the unfair treatment of minorities (both racial and ethnic) in the “Anthropology Village” of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (aka 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair)....

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Photo Flood 68: Skinker DeBaliviere

Photo Flood 68: Skinker DeBaliviere

photo by Joe Rakers Like the DeBaliviere Place neighborhood, Skinker DeBaliviere owes much of its existence (or at least its development) to the dedication of Forest Park and its hosting of the 1904 World’s Fair. The neighborhood sits right on the western edge of the city, directly against one...

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Mini-Flood 61: Cherokee Street

Mini-Flood 61: Cherokee Street

photo by Paul Sableman While no street is completely static, Cherokee Street is one that has seen remarkably dramatic changes over time and is still in flux as it passes through the space of four neighborhoods in a little over one mile.  In physics, the “space-time continuum” refers to...

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Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador Marine Villa is the formerly German neighborhood home to the iconic Lemp Brewery complex, Cherokee Street Antique Row (under a slow conversion over to a retail and dining destination similar to what’s on Cherokee west of Jefferson), and some of the southside’s quirkiest historic buildings....

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Mini-Flood 59: North Grand Avenue

Mini-Flood 59: North Grand Avenue

photo by Michelle Bates Grand Avenue is a major north-south connecting route for the city, and the stretch we walked is the epicenter.  It is also on an east-west axis.  Washington Avenue, which we explored last month, bisects North Grand at this point.  Actually, this is the south end...

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Photo Flood 66: Penrose

Photo Flood 66: Penrose

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma Penrose is another Northside neighborhood that was originally defined by German immigrants. After the end of forced segregation in the 1960’s, African-Americans began to resettle in Penrose, and are today its primary demographic. The neighborhood was most recently the focus of an attempt by Alderman...

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Mini-Flood 58: Washington Avenue

Mini-Flood 58: Washington Avenue

photo by Joe Harrison One of the major east-west corridors in downtown St. Louis, essentially the north end of downtown, Washington Avenue connects to the Eads Bridge in the shadow of the I-44 (formerly I-70) overpass.  The cross-Mississippi traffic flowing through Washington Avenue was an economic boom after that...

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Photo Flood 65: Baden

Photo Flood 65: Baden

photo by Isaac Richardson Baden is a former town on the northern border of St. Louis with an early history in the region. Situated with Broadway as a main artery, Baden benefited from this with a thriving commercial district and easy access to the industry located mostly to its...

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Photo Flood 63: Carr Square

Photo Flood 63: Carr Square

photo by Dan Henrichs Carr Square is an interesting companion to the neighborhoods nearby that we’ve already explored, and is in fact, sort of a mash-up of each. It is part in-fill ala Columbus Square, part open prairie ala St. Louis Place, part old STL ala Downtown West, and...

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