Tag Archive for: St. Louis

Photo Flood 111: Benton Park

Photo Flood 111: Benton Park

Photo by Leana Staley Benton Park was last visited by Photo Flood STL in September 2013, being the 14th flood. Most of us weren’t in the group then and for many of us it was the first visit to the neighborhood. With Cherokee Street as its southern border and...

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Photo Flood 108: Downtown

Photo Flood 108: Downtown

photo by Maureen Minich Nine years ago, a newly created Photo Flood Saint Louis embarked on a plan to photograph all 79 city neighborhoods with Downtown as its first stop. At the time, the group consisted of just a handful of members (now over 600). This month, we completed...

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Photo Flood 103: West End

Photo Flood 103: West End

photo by Anna Ratzlaff The West End, a neighborhood north of Delmar, is equally of the present as it is the past. This is a community, like Visitation Park and Lewis Place, where Black residents in particular have brought stabilization, revitalization and prosperity to an area of opulent homes...

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Photo Flood 101: Kingsway West

Photo Flood 101: Kingsway West

photo by Mike Matney Kingsway West is the bookend to this Flood from several months ago. This north side neighborhood has a distinct history and feel that may surprise you. photo by Maureen Minich

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Photo Flood 100: Fairground

Photo Flood 100: Fairground

photo by Ann Aurbach Fairground is a neighborhood in north St. Louis with namesake ties to the once renowned St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association Fair, which occurred for nearly a half century in adjacent Fairground Park. Like many neighborhoods nearby it, Fairground is a community full of history,...

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Photo Flood 99: Kinloch

Photo Flood 99: Kinloch

photo by Jane DiCampo The first incorporated Black community in Missouri, Kinloch was founded at a time when segregation made it uncommon, and sometimes illegal, for realtors to sell properties directly to African Americans. Nonetheless, the town thrived as an insular community, and contributed many achievements of historical note,...

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Photo Flood 98: Walnut Park West

Photo Flood 98: Walnut Park West

photo by Diane Sieckmann Walnut Park West is a neighborhood on the far north side of St. Louis. Its definition is complex in the same way that the challenges facing most neighborhoods in north St. Louis are complex, though this community is better preserved and closer knit than many....

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Photo Flood 97: Walnut Park East

Photo Flood 97: Walnut Park East

photo by Jane DiCampo Walnut Park East is a relatively young (by St. Louis standards) working class neighborhood on the city’s north side that has long suffered challenges and setbacks. photo by Maureen Minich

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Photo Flood 96: Academy

Photo Flood 96: Academy

photo by Ann Aurbach Academy is a north side neighborhood with a tremendously intact built environment and variegated history. It is one of the last two neighborhoods for PFSTL to cover along the “Delmar Divide”, a racial and socio-economic division that separates the mostly black north side from the...

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