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Mini-Flood 54: Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

Mini-Flood 54: Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

photo by Ann Aurbach Malcolm W. Martin was a St. Louisan dedicated to the cultural landscape of the city. After helping to plan the D-Day invasion in Normandy to end WWII, Martin returned home a decorated hero, and immediately set out to make even more of himself. He was...

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Photo Flood 61: Clayton-Tamm

Photo Flood 61: Clayton-Tamm

photo by Michelle Bates Continuing our exploratrion of the neighborhoods that make up the community referred to as Dogtown, Clayton-Tamm holds the distinction of being that community’s commercial “downtown”. Like the Hi-Pointe neighborhood to its west and Cheltenham to its east, this neighborhood owes its origins to the clay...

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Mini-Flood 53: Total Solar Eclipse

Mini-Flood 53: Total Solar Eclipse

photo by Allen Casey in Villa Ridge, MO. Most photographers are aware of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s concept of the “decisive moment”, wherein the subject of a photograph aligns so perfectly with objects of the photograph’s composition that it is unlikely to ever be repeated. ¬†That said, it is truly a...

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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 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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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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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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Photo Flood 53: Fountain Park

Photo Flood 53: Fountain Park

photo by Jason Gray Just north of the Central West End, Fountain Park is one of the city’s most distinguished residential areas. Originally a subdivision known as Aubert Place, the neighborhood has fallen on hard times over recent years, but hope remains to see it restored to its previous...

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