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Photo Flood 70: Kirkwood

Photo Flood 70: Kirkwood

photo by Ann Aurbach Kirkwood is a town proud of its rail heritage and history as one of the earliest suburbs west of the Mississippi. It is also a community that is sometimes criticized for its perceived exclusiveness (the median home sale price is $454,000 and diversity is lower...

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Mini-Flood 63: Market Street

Mini-Flood 63: Market Street

   photo by Dave Adams In 1812, a market containing 12 stalls opened on Rue de la Place, so the Americans starting calling it “the street where the market is”, and thus it eventually became Market Street. This virtual tour starts at historic Union Station (pictured above) on the...

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Photo Flood 69: King’s Oak

Photo Flood 69: King's Oak

photo by Allen Casey A small neighborhood in South St. Louis that was originally part of the Cheltenham community, King’s Oak is now home to Saint Louis University High School, Saint Louis Science Center, STL TV, light manufacturing, a dog park, and a small population of permanent residents. photo...

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Photo Flood 68: Skinker DeBaliviere

Photo Flood 68: Skinker DeBaliviere

photo by Joe Rakers Like the DeBaliviere Place neighborhood, Skinker DeBaliviere owes much of its existence (or at least its development) to the dedication of Forest Park and its hosting of the 1904 World’s Fair. The neighborhood sits right on the western edge of the city, directly against one...

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Mini-Flood 61: Cherokee Street

Mini-Flood 61: Cherokee Street

photo by Paul Sableman While no street is completely static, Cherokee Street is one that has seen remarkably dramatic changes over time and is still in flux as it passes through the space of four neighborhoods in a little over one mile.  In physics, the “space-time continuum” refers to...

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Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

Photo Flood 67: Marine Villa

photo by Lina Walz-Salvador Marine Villa is the formerly German neighborhood home to the iconic Lemp Brewery complex, Cherokee Street Antique Row (under a slow conversion over to a retail and dining destination similar to what’s on Cherokee west of Jefferson), and some of the southside’s quirkiest historic buildings....

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Mini-Flood 59: North Grand Avenue

Mini-Flood 59: North Grand Avenue

photo by Michelle Bates Grand Avenue is a major north-south connecting route for the city, and the stretch we walked is the epicenter.  It is also on an east-west axis.  Washington Avenue, which we explored last month, bisects North Grand at this point.  Actually, this is the south end...

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Photo Flood 66: Penrose

Photo Flood 66: Penrose

photo by Vivian Nieuwsma Penrose is another Northside neighborhood that was originally defined by German immigrants. After the end of forced segregation in the 1960’s, African-Americans began to resettle in Penrose, and are today its primary demographic. The neighborhood was most recently the focus of an attempt by Alderman...

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Mini-Flood 58: Washington Avenue

Mini-Flood 58: Washington Avenue

photo by Joe Harrison One of the major east-west corridors in downtown St. Louis, essentially the north end of downtown, Washington Avenue connects to the Eads Bridge in the shadow of the I-44 (formerly I-70) overpass.  The cross-Mississippi traffic flowing through Washington Avenue was an economic boom after that...

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Mini-Flood 57: Chouteau Island

Mini-Flood 57: Chouteau Island

photo by Isaac Richardson A manmade island complex just across the river from the Riverview neighborhood in North St. Louis, Chouteau Island contains the eastern leg of the Chain of Rocks Bridge, a popular fishing area, and miles of trails. photo by Isaac Richardson

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