Mini-Flood 67: South Grand

photo by Jennifer Mishra

Earlier in the year we explored the stretch of North Grand which includes the Grand Center entertainment district and Saint Louis University.  The section of South Grand which is the focus of this article, begins only about one mile down the road but it is an entirely different experience.  It is the epicenter of four neighborhoods and is a border of two major parks.  The business district is predominantly but not entirely a dining district.  This is the melting pot of St Louis, claiming to represent 14 countries (“more than Epcot!”).

photo by Jennifer Mishra

We will start at Interstate 44 and walk south.  Here is a brochure and map if you would like to carry it with you: http://southgrand.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/South-Grand-Brochure-2017-Finals.pdf

photo by Ann Aurbach

The first thing we notice, on our left, is the historic and iconic Compton Hill water tower (pictured above), which it the centerpiece of the Compton Hill Reservoir Park, which is the centerpiece of the Compton Heights neighborhood.  Please see the articles for the Compton Heights flood (47)  http://www.photofloodstl.org/photo-flood-47-compton-heights/ and the Compton Hill Reservoir Park mini-flood (24) http://www.photofloodstl.org/mini-flood-24-compton-hill-reservoir-park/.

photo by Mike Matney

photo by Ann Aurbach

On the right is the Shaw neighborhood, the subject of flood 73 (article coming soon!)

photo by Jennifer Mishra

After Shaw, we encounter Tower Grove Park (pictured above), which we covered in mini-flood 26:  http://www.photofloodstl.org/photo-flood-26-tower-grove-park/.

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma

If you are interested in Tower Grove Park, you may also want to check out our articles on these annual events within the park:

http://www.photofloodstl.org/mini-flood-47-festival-of-nations/

http://www.photofloodstl.org/mini-flood-34-tower-grove-farmers-market/

photo by Ryan Stanley

And to the left of Tower Grove Park is the Tower Grove East neighborhood, which was our 8th flood.  http://www.photofloodstl.org/photo-flood-8-tower-grove-east/

photo by Dave Adams

photo by Ryan Stanley

After we pass the park, at the intersection of Arsenal Street, we enter the lively business district.  To the left is still the Tower Grove East neighborhood, but to the right is Tower Grove South, flood 72 http://www.photofloodstl.org/photo-flood-72-tower-grove-south/

photo by Joe Harrison

Architecturally, South Grand is nowhere near as spectacular as North Grand, but there are buildings of interest.  Please see this excellent resource:  http://southgrand.org/south-grand-historic-walking-tour/

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma

photo by Mike Matney

photo by Joe Harrison

photo by Jennifer Mishra

photo by Mike Matney

photo by Ann Aurbach

photo by Ryan Stanely

photo by Dave Adams

If you have not yet visited South Grand, we urge you to do so.  But be sure to bring your appetite, your camera and your spirit of adventure!

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