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Photo Flood 44: Lewis Place

Photo Flood 44: Lewis Place

photograph by Jason Gray The first African-American private place in St. Louis, Lewis Place shares some of the opulence of the private places just to its south in the Central West End, and was constructed around the same time. Along with neighborhoods like The Ville and JeffVanderLou, Lewis Place...

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Photo Flood 43: Mark Twain I-70 Industrial

Photo Flood 43: Mark Twain I-70 Industrial

photograph by Jackie Johnson The Mark Twain I-70 Industrial neighborhood rubs up against the city’s northwest borders, and like its name suggests, consists of largely industrial sites. One notable exception to this are the U.S military sites in the area. photograph by Michelle Williams

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Mini-Flood 42: Soulard Mardi Gras

Mini-Flood 42: Soulard Mardi Gras

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis St. Louis’ Mardi Gras celebration began as a small event staged by a group of friends, but has since ballooned into one of the nation’s largest. Depending upon where you are positioned along the parade route, Mardi Gras in St. Louis can...

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Photo Flood 42: Dutchtown

Photo Flood 42: Dutchtown

photograph by Jackie Johnson Last month, members were taken aback by the astounding beauty and variety of St. Louis Place. If a bookend to this north side gem exists on the south side of the city, there is little doubt that Dutchtown would be it. Named after a mispronunciation...

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Photo Flood 41: St. Louis Place

Photo Flood 41: St. Louis Place

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis Once a prominent neighborhood for German immigrants to the city, St. Louis Place has since fallen onto hard times. Nonetheless, for almost every demolished building or crumbling facade here there is another amazing structure just begging for revitalization. Unfortunately, much like the...

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Mini-Flood 40: St. Louis Science Center

Mini-Flood 40: St. Louis Science Center

photograph by Joe Rakers Last of the ZMD institutions left for us to explore, the St. Louis Science Center is a preeminent museum dedicated to the scientific process. Geared a bit to a younger crowd, the Museum stays open late on the first Friday of every month to host...

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Mini-Flood 39: Goldenrod Showboat

Mini-Flood 39: Goldenrod Showboat

photograph by Michelle Williams Built in 1909, the Goldenrod Showboat (once designated a US National Landmark) is one of only two extant showboats from the era of its origin. Since our last visit, the Showboat has suffered catastrophic damages that have sunk the project to restore it. Nonetheless, an...

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Mini-Flood 38: Rock Hollow Trail (Zombie Road)

Mini-Flood 38: Rock Hollow Trail (Zombie Road)

photograph by Michelle Williams Better known in some circles as “Zombie Road”, Rock Hollow Trail is a meandering path in St. Louis County that has garnered quite a reputation for what goes on there after hours. We took an exciting opportunity to test the superstitions, and see the trail...

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Photo Flood 39: Near North Riverfront

Photo Flood 39: Near North Riverfront

photograph by Anne Warfield Near North Riverfront is a bastion of St. Louis’ past industrial might, so much so, that any stroll through the neighborhood could be considered a walk through a veritable museum of manufacturing. Many big businesses, like Proctor and Gamble, still call the area home for...

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Mini-Flood 37: Bruton Stroube Studios

Mini-Flood 37: Bruton  Stroube Studios

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis A commercial photography and videography firm for more than 30 years, Bruton Stroube Studios has crafted some of the most iconic advertising visuals to ever originate in St. Louis. A historic, 55,000+ square foot space houses their studios, editing bays, props rooms,...

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