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Mini-Flood 23: Soulard Farmers Market

Mini-Flood 23: Soulard Farmers Market

photograph by Ann Aurbach Established in 1779, Soulard Farmers Market claims to be the oldest continuous farmers market in the United States. Replacing a building destroyed by the Great Tornado in 1896, the current structure was erected in 1929 and emulates the Foundling Hospital in Florence, Italy (designed by...

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Photo Flood 22: Clayton

Photo Flood 22: Clayton

photograph by Michelle Williams Clayton, the administrative and economic center of St. Louis County, shares a relationship with St. Louis that is both symbiotic and affronting. In 1876, residents of the city grew tired of seeing their tax contributions distributed to what was then a small population spread across...

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Mini-Flood 22: Urban Chestnut Brewery

Mini-Flood 22: Urban Chestnut Brewery

photograph by Theresa Harter Committed to sustainability practices and supporting the local business community, Urban Chestnut Brewery is the city’s largest, locally-owned brewery. Their recently opened brew plant and bierhall, on Manchester, is an expansive, state-of-the-art facility that does a lot to rekindle St. Louis’ past label as a...

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Photo Flood 21: Bevo Mill

Photo Flood 21: Bevo Mill

photograph by Jason Gray Bevo Mill is a south St. Louis neighborhood punctuated by the independent character of its many waves of inhabitants. Nearby where they intersect, a thriving commercial and dining district exists along the neighborhood’s main thoroughfares of Delor, Morganford and Gravois. Here, the health of the...

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Mini-Flood 21: Goldenrod Showboat

Mini-Flood 21: Goldenrod Showboat

photograph by Diane Cannon Piwowarczyk Built in 1909, the Goldenrod Showboat (designated a US National Landmark) is one of only two extant showboats from the era of its origin. The Goldenrod was the last showboat to operate on the Mississippi River, and afterward was moored to the levee downtown...

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Mini-Flood 20: Ballpark Village

Mini-Flood 20: Ballpark Village

photograph by Theresa Harter No matter what your stance is on sports, in St. Louis, one cannot help but be a baseball fan. That is because the city is the home turf of the St. Louis Cardinals; a team with one of the most dedicated fanbases in all of...

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Mini-Flood 19: KDHX

Mini-Flood 19: KDHX

photograph by Amanda Krebel In November of 2012, we photographed our inaugural Mini-Flood at a building under reconstruction in Grand Center. Once completed, this building became the much lauded Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media, and the home for St. Louis’ beloved KDHX radio station. To bookend our...

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Photo Flood 20: Botanical Heights (McRee Town)

Photo Flood 20: Botanical Heights (McRee Town)

photograph by Kara Schoen Botanical Heights is an interesting case study in urban redevelopment. What was once a supplemental community to Shaw, McRee Town fell into decay when the I-44 interstate plowed its way through, and severed the neighborhood off from its southern connections. Over time, building abandonment/ruination and...

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Mini-Flood 16: Burnin’ Love Festival

Mini-Flood 16: Burnin' Love Festival

photograph by Jason Gray Popular opinion suggests that St. Louis was founded upon February 15, 1764. Still, arguments can be made for the important occassion having happened on either the 14th or 16th of February that year. Therefore, it is probably not such a big deal that Mother Nature...

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Photo Flood 17: Riverview

Photo Flood 17: Riverview

photograph by Theresa Harter Riverview is one of the quirkiest neighborhoods in St. Louis.  Of all 79, it lies furthest north, with its long sliver of territory compressed between St. Louis County and the Mississippi River.  Route 66 originally crossed through Riverview by way of its most distinguished feature,...

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