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Photo Flood 112: Tower Grove Park

Photo Flood 112: Tower Grove Park

Photo by Thomas Gremaud Henry Shaw was born in England in 1800. In 1818 he accompanied his father, an industrialist, to Canada on a business trip. The very next year, the young Shaw was dispatched to New Orleans alone on business, and from there he traveled on a riverboat (“The...

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Mini-Flood 82: St Charles Rock Road

Mini-Flood 82: St Charles Rock Road

photo by Valerie Rippey St Charles Rock Road is a major thoroughfare in northwest St. Louis County, and many relics of its long and glorious history are still visible. Before we explore, here’s a little historical background… St Charles Rock Road was the first road to traverse St. Louis...

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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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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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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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Mini-Flood 77: South Broadway

Mini-Flood 77: South Broadway

photo by Ingrid Borecki On most of our street walks we have seen the results of a boom-to-bust-to-boom cycle.  In the case of South Broadway through the Patch and Carondelet neighborhoods in the far south end of the city, we are still waiting for the rebound.  One major factor was...

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Mini-Flood 76: The Grove

Mini-Flood 76: The Grove

photo by Maureen Minich On this street walk, we explored a lively section of Manchester known as The Grove, in the center of the Forest Park Southeast (FPSE) neighborhood, which we successfully flooded on a beautiful Spring morning in 2015. We wanted to come back and focus on The Grove...

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Mini-Flood 73: Locust Street

Mini-Flood 73: Locust Street

photo by Jennifer Mishra St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West” for its role in the nation’s westward expansion, to which the iconic arch stands as a monument.  The city itself experienced a microcosmic westward expansion of its own.  It was founded on the banks of...

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Mini-Flood 72: Olive Boulevard

Mini-Flood 72: Olive Boulevard

photo by Michelle Bates The first Chinese immigrant, 24-year-old Alla Lee, arrived alone in St Louis in 1857.  He was accepted by the Irish community and married an Irish woman.  He remained the sole Chinese resident of St. Louis for ten years, until a small wave of several hundred immigrants...

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Mini-Flood 70: Main Street, Saint Charles

Mini-Flood 70: Main Street, Saint Charles

photo by Bailey Elizabeth Rogers The historic district of Main Street in St. Charles, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, is well-preserved and is worth visiting any time of year.  In fact, we are planning return visits in different seasons.  But it takes on a...

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