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Photo Flood 59: Lindenwood Park

Photo Flood 59: Lindenwood Park

photo by Sue Rakers Lindenwood Park is a great companion to St. Louis Hills, which is just to its south. Both neighborhoods share that characteristic “suburbs in the city” feel (though Lindenwood Park is certainly more accessible), and both neighborhoods enjoyed the characteristic benefits of having Route 66 snake...

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Mini-Flood 52: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Mini-Flood 52: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

photo by Sharon Keeler Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is the location of the largest Native American settlement north of Mexico, and in 1250 CE, it was even larger than London (era of the reign of Henry III in England and Louis IX in France). A lot of mysteries...

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Photo Flood 58: Tiffany

Photo Flood 58: Tiffany

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador This is the bookend to Botanical Heights of the now infamous redevelopment project north of the Shaw neighborhood. Though a much smaller neighbrohood, Tiffany (named after a streetcar line) possesses one of the city’s most interesting medlies of beautiful older homes and unremarkable newer ones....

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Mini-Flood 51: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Mini-Flood 51: Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma We’ve been invited back! Last time, we focused on the midday Parade, but this time, the late afternoon revelries were our primary subject. The Cinco de Mayo Festival celebrates Mexican heritage, but also places on display the multiplicity of creative people living, working, and playing...

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Photo Flood 58: Visitation Park

Photo Flood 58: Visitation Park

photo by Jason Gray Continuing our exploration of St. Louis neighborhoods just north of the Delmar Divide, Visitation Park is a late-Victorian Era Historic District with some of the northside’s most stately manses. It is a small neighborhood, like The Ville, and is something of an island in comparison...

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Photo Flood 57: Peabody Darst Webbe

Photo Flood 57: Peabody Darst Webbe

photo by Dan Henrichs Named after the Peabody Darst Webbe housing complex that has since been razed, the neighborhood has experienced many turbulances over it long history. Much like its vertical high-rise cousin to the north, Pruitt-Igoe, the low income housing experiment at Peabody Darst Webbe imploded due to...

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Mini-Flood 50: International Photography Hall of Fame

Mini-Flood 50: International Photography Hall of Fame

photo by Michelle Bates We last visited the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum shortly before they opened in St. Louis for Mini-Flood 10. We have been invited to return and see what has changed, and what is still in store for this Grand Center institution. photo by...

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Photo Flood 56: Vandeventer

Photo Flood 56: Vandeventer

photo by Isaac Richardson Continuing our look at some locations in North St. Louis with grand ambitions, the Vandeventer neighborhood is next door to where the street’s namesake sought to invest his considerable fortune into the development of a lavish private place. Unfortunately, greedy money managers, pollution, the death...

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Mini-Flood 49: The Grandel

Mini-Flood 49: The Grandel

  photo by Allen Casey The Grandel is a historic church theatre that has seen important performances cross its stage since 1989, when it was purchased by Grand Center, Inc. Most recently, the theatre was host to the St. Louis Black Repertory. In 2016, the Grandel was sold to...

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Photo Flood 55: Wells Goodfellow

Photo Flood 55: Wells Goodfellow

photo by Ryan Stanley Wells Goodfellow is a northwest neighborhood that, along with Hamilton Heights, has seen better days. The Wellston Loop is located here, which was once a bustling commuter terminal. The commercial districts that once opened to clamoring shoppers are now mostly shuttered. Still, Wells Goodfellow has...

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