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Photo Flood 13: Downtown

Photo Flood 13: Downtown

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis “Stand looking west at the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis skyline. Today this is a major city and a metropolitan area of almost two million. Go back four hundred years. There sat a wooded hillside and little or no sign of...

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Mini-Flood 9: Missouri History Museum

Mini-Flood 9: Missouri History Museum

photograph by Steven Ley In the twilight of April 30, 1904, thousands of electric lights flickered on to illuminate the sprawling campus of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Passing through the main entrance at Lindell Boulevard, the cacophony from the crowd must have seemed enormous. During the seven-month run, the...

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Photo Flood 12: The Hill

Photo Flood 12: The Hill

photograph by Diane Cannon Piwowarczyk An iconic “little Italy” neighborhood dating from the mid to late 1800’s, The Hill has remained remarkably unchanged over time. This is perhaps proof of the statement, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” spoken by The Hill’s most famous son, Yogi Berra. photograph by...

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Mini-Flood 8: St. Louis Gateway Mall

Mini-Flood 8: St. Louis Gateway Mall

photograph by Patrick Gioia The original St. Louis Gateway Mall Plan was an attempt to invigorate downtown; it failed in this, seeming to achieve only at razing some of STL’s most significant buildings (Real Estate Row), creating a bland, grassy wedge splitting downtown in half, and making for attractive...

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Photo Flood 11: Central West End

Photo Flood 11: Central West End

photograph by Jeni Kulka The Central West End is a historically significant neighborhood with an eclectic commercial district surrounded by luxurious private residences. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (housing the world’s largest collection of mosaic inlays), Chase Park Plaza (an opulent, jazz era hotel), and the World Chess...

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Mini-Flood 7: St. Louis Zoo

Mini-Flood 7: St. Louis Zoo

photograph by Steph James The century-old, St. Louis Zoo is generally considered one of the best zoological parks in the country, frequently ranking in the top ten on lists which measure such things. The Zoo has over 17,000 exotic animals in its collection, features significant historical structures such as...

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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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