Archive for category: Street Photography

Photo Flood 93: McKinley Heights

Photo Flood 93: McKinley Heights

photo by Valerie Rippey McKinley Heights is a south side neighborhood that possesses some of the best aspects of all of the neighborhoods surrounding it, yet continues to fly under the radar of most St. Louisans. How is this possible? photo by Bailey Elizabeth Rogers

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Photo Flood 92: Affton

Photo Flood 92: Affton

photo by Tim Farmer This month’s flood was in the community of Affton in south St. Louis county. Affton is considered a census-designated place; it is unincorporated so it does not have a mayor, city hall, or even (technically) legal boundaries. Other south county communities such as Mehlville, Lemay,...

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Photo Flood 91: Benton Park West

Photo Flood 91: Benton Park West

photo by Rusty Warning Benton Park West is the last of the four “Cherokee Street neighborhoods” for Photo Flood Saint Louis to visit, and in some ways, it is the one most resistant to the push toward the redevelopment of the Cherokee Street ecosystem. photo by Joe Harrison

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Photo Flood 90: Franz Park

Photo Flood 90: Franz Park

photo by Jeni Kulka Franz Park is the last remaining neighborhood of the area more commonly known as “Dogtown” to be photographed by Photo Flood Saint Louis. As one might imagine, this neighborhood shares a lot with the others looped together under this moniker, though it also transitions toward...

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Mini-Flood 81: Historic Route 66

Mini-Flood 81: Historic Route 66

photo by Joe Rakers Route 66 was immortalized by John Steinbeck who called it “the mother road” in The Grapes of Wrath.  It inspired a hit song (“Get your kicks on Route 66”) and a TV show (“Route 66”).  The Phillips 66 Company is named after Route 66, where...

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Photo Flood 89: North Pointe

Photo Flood 89: North Pointe

photo by Jason Gray A quaint, middle class neighborhood, North Pointe has mostly defied the negative connotations of St. Louis’ north side. From crime (North Pointe is roughly the same size and has roughly the same crime rate per capita as Holly Hills, a neighborhood on the south side...

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Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

photo by Sue Rakers Natural Bridge Road – so named because it once utilized a natural limestone bridge to cross over Rocky Branch Creek in the city – is one of the original (1840’s) major thoroughfares of north St. Louis, starting deep in the city and making a nearly...

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Photo Flood 88: Mark Twain

Photo Flood 88: Mark Twain

photo by Mike Matney Mark Twain is a north side residential neighborhood that sits between Bellefontaine Cemetery and Interstate 70. It is a mixture of the past and present, that tests the positive and negative aspects of both. photo by Sue Rakers

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Photo Flood 87: O’Fallon

Photo Flood 87: O'Fallon

photo by Sue Rakers The O’Fallon neighborhood in North St. Louis has a history with many parallels in the region. It’s origins mimic those of the far south in the city, while its transition during the Rust Belt and Civil Rights eras imitates those of its north side peers...

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Mini-Flood 78: North Kingshighway

Mini-Flood 78: North Kingshighway

photo by Dave Adams The purpose of this walk was to explore the 1.3-mile section of the Kingshighway thoroughfare that stretches from Interstate 64 to Delmar Blvd, i.e., the section of Kingshighway that traverses the Central West End (CWE).  But if you think that means this is a homogeneous...

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