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Photo Flood 117: Near North Riverfront

Photo Flood 117: Near North Riverfront

Photo by Jen Smith Near North Riverfront is not a neighborhood in the conventional sense of the word, it is a long strip of sparsely populated land that is primarily composed of industrial, commercial, and abandoned real estate that lies between the Mississippi River and the stretch of parallel...

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Photo Flood 116: Lafayette Square

Photo Flood 116: Lafayette Square

Photo by Ryan Stanley It had been nine years since Photo Flood STL visited Lafayette Square, the 10th Photo Flood in May of 2013. For this flood we were lucky as it was a beautiful spring day and there were many people out and about. As we were waiting...

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Photo Flood 115: The Hill

Photo Flood 115: The Hill

Photographer Sue Rakers There are many neighborhoods in St. Louis, but the Hill is arguably one of the most famous. Even people who aren’t from St. Louis have usually heard of it because of its reputation for some of the best Italian food around. The Hill was the 12th...

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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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Photo Flood 111: Benton Park

Photo Flood 111: Benton Park

Photo by Leana Staley Benton Park was last visited by Photo Flood STL in September 2013, being the 14th flood. Most of us weren’t in the group then and for many of us it was the first visit to the neighborhood. With Cherokee Street as its southern border and...

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Photo Flood 110: Soulard

Photo Flood 110: Soulard

photo by RJ Wilner The music from the brass instruments began to emanate from the plaza outside the farmer’s market and reverberate through the old brick neighborhood late on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, quickly drawing onlookers; and then, as the second-line brass band (pictured above) marched the wedding party...

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Photo Flood 103: West End

Photo Flood 103: West End

photo by Anna Ratzlaff The West End, a neighborhood north of Delmar, is equally of the present as it is the past. This is a community, like Visitation Park and Lewis Place, where Black residents in particular have brought stabilization, revitalization and prosperity to an area of opulent homes...

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