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Photo Flood 50: University City

Photo Flood 50: University City

photo by James Palmour Founded in 1906, University City was little more than farm land and a trolley turn-around before publisher, Edward Lewis purchased 85 acres for his planned community. Though the era of publishing has ended for U City (mostly), the area has morphed into one of St....

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Photo Flood 48: Hi-Pointe/Wydown Skinker

photograph by Lina Walz-Salvador Photo Flood 48 marks the first time that the PFSTL has explored more than one neighborhood. And what great neighborhoods to set the bar! Wydown Skinker and Hi-Pointe, though right next door to one another, are very different in almost every way. One features row...

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Photo Flood 46: Columbus Square

Photo Flood 46: Columbus Square

photograph by Sue Rakers Columbus Square emerged in the early 19th Century to accomodate the waves of European immigrants washing over St. Louis at the time. By mid-century, the neighborhood was a tight cluster of tenements notable for its rough conditions. Before “The Hill”, Columbus Square was the original...

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Photo Flood 43: Mark Twain I-70 Industrial

Photo Flood 43: Mark Twain I-70 Industrial

photograph by Jackie Johnson The Mark Twain I-70 Industrial neighborhood rubs up against the city’s northwest borders, and like its name suggests, consists of largely industrial sites. One notable exception to this are the U.S military sites in the area. photograph by Michelle Williams

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Photo Flood 41: St. Louis Place

Photo Flood 41: St. Louis Place

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis Once a prominent neighborhood for German immigrants to the city, St. Louis Place has since fallen onto hard times. Nonetheless, for almost every demolished building or crumbling facade here there is another amazing structure just begging for revitalization. Unfortunately, much like the...

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Photo Flood 36: Clifton Heights

Photo Flood 36: Clifton Heights

photograph by Susan Price A charming and quiet residential community just south of the former bustle of industrial Ellendale and just west of The Hill, Clifton Heights possesses a rare insularity for a city neighborhood (partially due to its past as a private subdivision). Today, many of the older...

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Photo Flood 35: Midtown

Photo Flood 35: Midtown

photograph by Anne Warfield Site of the only Civil War “battle” in St. Louis, Midtown has a storied presence in the city. Today, much of this section of Midtown is owned by Saint Louis University, which has been a controversial agent of change for the neighborhood. photograph by Donna...

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Photo Flood 34: Calvary Cemetery

Photo Flood 34: Calvary Cemetery

photograph by Jason Gray Calvary Cemetery, at over 160 years old, is the final resting place for many of St. Louis’ most important residents. Dred Scott, Auguste Chouteau, and Tennessee Williams are among those buried there. This Roman Catholic Cemetery and its natural setting are an exciting visit for...

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Photo Flood 33: Holly Hills

Photo Flood 33: Holly Hills

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis A south St. Louis neighborhood of distinction, Holly Hills began as little more than grand ambitions. In the 1920’s, a planned community project began on land purchased from the Missouri-Pacific Railroad (which runs through). The developers named the effort to emulate the...

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Photo Flood 32: Forest Park Southeast

photograph by Jeni Kulka Forest Park Southeast is a play on identities. Once a rural respite for city dwellers, it is now firmly encompassed by urban core. Once disconnected from the commerce and transportation mechanisms of the area, it now features one of the fastest growing entertainment districts and...

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