Tag Archive for: Missouri

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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Mini-Flood 69: Pestalozzi Street

Mini-Flood 69: Pestalozzi Street

photo by Sue Rakers On this street walk, we are exploring Pestalozzi as it runs west through the heart of the Benton Park neighborhood, over I-55, and through the Anheuser-Busch brewery in south Soulard, where it is now a private street within the brewery compound, and terminates just before...

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Mini-Flood 67: South Grand

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...

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Mini-Flood 63: Market Street

Mini-Flood 63: Market Street

   photo by Dave Adams In 1812, a market containing 12 stalls opened on Rue de la Place, so the Americans starting calling it “the street where the market is”, and thus it eventually became Market Street. This virtual tour starts at historic Union Station (pictured above) on the...

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Mini-Flood 53: Total Solar Eclipse

Mini-Flood 53: Total Solar Eclipse

photo by Allen Casey in Villa Ridge, MO. Most photographers are aware of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s concept of the “decisive moment”, wherein the subject of a photograph aligns so perfectly with objects of the photograph’s composition that it is unlikely to ever be repeated.  That said, it is truly a...

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Photo Flood 1: Downtown

Photo Flood 1: Downtown

  photograph by Jamie Kreher “St. Louis never disappointed me. She was there at every turn. Turn from the river with your back to the east, and you can see the dust of the prairies granulating the light. I’m tempted to say ululating, for there is a persistent tremor...

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