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Photo Flood 10: Lafayette Square

Photo Flood 10: Lafayette Square

photograph by Jamie Kreher One of the city’s most distinctive neighborhoods, Lafayette Square has a varied and extremely interesting history. The park at its center is the oldest public park in St. Louis, and has been met with challenges ranging from bandits to tornados and cholera. The neighborhood is...

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Mini-Flood 6: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Mini-Flood 6: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

photograph by Jeni Kulka Cherokee Street is the proud host to St. Louis’ most eclectic celebration. The Cinco de Mayo Festival celebrates Mexican heritage, but also places on display the multiplicity of creative people living, working, and playing along this historic street. At this outdoor event, a throng of...

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Mini-Flood 5: Missouri Botanical Garden

Mini-Flood 5: Missouri Botanical Garden

photograph by Patrick Gioia The origin of the Missouri Botanical Garden is a story steeped in the history of its founder, Henry Shaw.  Mr. Shaw moved to St. Louis from Sheffield, England, around 1819, and set up a hardware shop to sell goods imported from back home.  At the time,...

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Photo Flood 9: Carondelet Park

Photo Flood 9: Carondelet Park

photograph by Mandi Gray Located in far south St. Louis, Carondelet Park is the third largest park in the city, and dates back to 1875. The green space is hilly and tree filled, with several bodies of water and unique architectural features (including the Lyle House, the 1842 home...

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Photo Flood 8: Tower Grove East

Photo Flood 8: Tower Grove East

photograph by Captured N Time Situated just east of Henry Shaw’s Tower Grove Park, the neighborhood of Tower Grove East is home to stunning architecture, the South Grand shopping and dining district, and a multicultural community. Most of what’s tangible dates back to the early 1900’s when German immigrants,...

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Mini-Flood 4: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Mini-Flood 4: Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

photograph by Patrick Gioia The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is a park located on a parcel of land where many of the earliest buildings in St. Louis once stood. This Federally funded National Memorial commemorates the westward expansion of the United States, the struggles of slavery (particularly the court...

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Mini-Flood 3: RAW St. Louis, Discovery

Mini-Flood 3: RAW St. Louis, Discovery

photograph by Siobhan Lestina RAW:St. Louis is the local extension to the international network under the helm of RAW:Artists. The organization operates in 54 cities across the United States and Australia, and works to provide a platform for artists in the first ten years of their professional development. Locally,...

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Photo Flood 7: Ellendale

Photo Flood 7: Ellendale

photograph by Jason Gray Certainly, St. Louis is a city of contrasts, and Ellendale, on our far western border, is a firm example. It’s 130-year history includes successes in industry (Scullins Steel) and failures in renewal (St. Louis Marketplace); interestingly and somewhat ironically, the latter sits on the exact...

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Photo Flood 6: Old North Saint Louis

Photo Flood 6: Old North Saint Louis

photograph by Mandi Gray Old North Saint Louis is a neighborhood of distinction that is experiencing a rebirth. From arts advocacy groups, to restauranteurs and building developers, to a committed and close-knit community, Old North Saint Louis continues work to reclaim its former glory. photograph by Jason Gray

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Photo Flood 4: The Patch

photograph by Jeni Kulka Hiding out in the far southern tip of the city is a wonderful, historic neighborhood with architectural characteristics representing a Creole and (later) German heritage. The Patch is a true gem that is often overshadowed by the larger Carondelet neighborhood to its north and west....

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