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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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Photo Flood 89: North Pointe

Photo Flood 89: North Pointe

photo by Jason Gray A quaint, middle class neighborhood, North Pointe has mostly defied the negative connotations of St. Louis’ north side. From crime (North Pointe is roughly the same size and has roughly the same crime rate per capita as Holly Hills, a neighborhood on the south side...

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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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Photo Flood 88: Mark Twain

Photo Flood 88: Mark Twain

photo by Mike Matney Mark Twain is a north side residential neighborhood that sits between Bellefontaine Cemetery and Interstate 70. It is a mixture of the past and present, that tests the positive and negative aspects of both. photo by Sue Rakers

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Photo Flood 87: O’Fallon

Photo Flood 87: O'Fallon

photo by Sue Rakers The O’Fallon neighborhood in North St. Louis has a history with many parallels in the region. It’s origins mimic those of the far south in the city, while its transition during the Rust Belt and Civil Rights eras imitates those of its north side peers...

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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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Photo Flood 86: Alton

Photo Flood 86: Alton

photo by Sue Donovan Alton is a city in Illinois, that is situated in an area where the Illinois, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers all converge. A river town through and through, Alton blends a mixture of history, mystery, beauty and determination in a way that few communities anywhere can...

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Photo Flood 85: St. Charles

Photo Flood 85: St. Charles

photo by Michelle Bates St. Charles is Missouri’s third oldest city, and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2019. It is also the State’s first capital, and was an important departure point for westward exploration and expansion. It is a city rich in history, though perhaps most alive today. photo...

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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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Photo Flood 84: Cheltenham

Photo Flood 84: Cheltenham

photo by Jan Markham For being so far from the riverfront, Cheltenham is a neighborhood with a surprisingly long history. It has been synonymous with rejuvenation, education, entertainment, and perhaps most notably, the distinctive red bricks that make up much of the physical footprint of St. Louis. photo by...

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