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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 114: Old North Saint Louis

Photo Flood 114: Old North Saint Louis

photo by Jeff Phillips Old North Saint Louis (ONSL) is a historic, resilient neighborhood.  Geographically, it is shaped roughly like a rectangle (actually, like a parallelogram). The border of the short end at the top is Palm, which separates ONSL from the architectural crown jewel Hyde Park.  Palm, incidentally,...

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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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Mini-Flood 81: Historic Route 66

Mini-Flood 81: Historic Route 66

photo by Joe Rakers Route 66 was immortalized by John Steinbeck who called it “the mother road” in The Grapes of Wrath.  It inspired a hit song (“Get your kicks on Route 66”) and a TV show (“Route 66”).  The Phillips 66 Company is named after Route 66, where...

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Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

Mini-Flood 79: Natural Bridge

photo by Sue Rakers Natural Bridge Road – so named because it once utilized a natural limestone bridge to cross over Rocky Branch Creek in the city – is one of the original (1840’s) major thoroughfares of north St. Louis, starting deep in the city and making a nearly...

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Mini-Flood 78: North Kingshighway

Mini-Flood 78: North Kingshighway

photo by Dave Adams The purpose of this walk was to explore the 1.3-mile section of the Kingshighway thoroughfare that stretches from Interstate 64 to Delmar Blvd, i.e., the section of Kingshighway that traverses the Central West End (CWE).  But if you think that means this is a homogeneous...

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Mini-Flood 77: South Broadway

Mini-Flood 77: South Broadway

photo by Ingrid Borecki On most of our street walks we have seen the results of a boom-to-bust-to-boom cycle.  In the case of South Broadway through the Patch and Carondelet neighborhoods in the far south end of the city, we are still waiting for the rebound.  One major factor was...

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Mini-Flood 76: The Grove

Mini-Flood 76: The Grove

photo by Maureen Minich On this street walk, we explored a lively section of Manchester known as The Grove, in the center of the Forest Park Southeast (FPSE) neighborhood, which we successfully flooded on a beautiful Spring morning in 2015. We wanted to come back and focus on The Grove...

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