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Photo Flood 70: Kirkwood

Photo Flood 70: Kirkwood

photo by Ann Aurbach Kirkwood is a town proud of its rail heritage and history as one of the earliest suburbs west of the Mississippi. It is also a community that is sometimes criticized for its perceived exclusiveness (the median home sale price is $454,000 and diversity is lower...

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Photo Flood 69: King’s Oak

Photo Flood 69: King's Oak

photo by Allen Casey A small neighborhood in South St. Louis that was originally part of the Cheltenham community, King’s Oak is now home to Saint Louis University High School, Saint Louis Science Center, STL TV, light manufacturing, a dog park, and a small population of permanent residents. photo...

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Mini-Flood 62: Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration

Mini-Flood 62: Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration

photo by Dave Adams The Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing Celebration, an annual commemorative event now in its 16th year, is themed this year to recall the unfair treatment of minorities (both racial and ethnic) in the “Anthropology Village” of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (aka 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair)....

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Photo Flood 68: Skinker DeBaliviere

Photo Flood 68: Skinker DeBaliviere

photo by Joe Rakers Like the DeBaliviere Place neighborhood, Skinker DeBaliviere owes much of its existence (or at least its development) to the dedication of Forest Park and its hosting of the 1904 World’s Fair. The neighborhood sits right on the western edge of the city, directly against one...

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Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

Mini-Flood 60: Fort Belle Fontaine County Park

photo by Isaac Richardson Fort Belle Fontaine, the first U.S. Military fort west of the Mississippi, harbored Lewis and Clark upon return from their westward exploration in 1806. Though the stone structures appear very old, they are not a part of the original Fort. The walls and stairs were...

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Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador Marine Villa is the formerly German neighborhood home to the iconic Lemp Brewery complex, Cherokee Street Antique Row (under a slow conversion over to a retail and dining destination similar to what’s on Cherokee west of Jefferson), and some of the southside’s quirkiest historic buildings....

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Photo Flood 66: Penrose

Photo Flood 66: Penrose

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma Penrose is another Northside neighborhood that was originally defined by German immigrants. After the end of forced segregation in the 1960’s, African-Americans began to resettle in Penrose, and are today its primary demographic. The neighborhood was most recently the focus of an attempt by Alderman...

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Mini-Flood 57: Chouteau Island

Mini-Flood 57: Chouteau Island

photo by Isaac Richardson A manmade island complex just across the river from the Riverview neighborhood in North St. Louis, Chouteau Island contains the eastern leg of the Chain of Rocks Bridge, a popular fishing area, and miles of trails. photo by Isaac Richardson

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Photo Flood 65: Baden

Photo Flood 65: Baden

photo by Isaac Richardson Baden is a former town on the northern border of St. Louis with an early history in the region. Situated with Broadway as a main artery, Baden benefited from this with a thriving commercial district and easy access to the industry located mostly to its...

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