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Mini-Flood 23: Soulard Farmers Market

Mini-Flood 23: Soulard Farmers Market

photograph by Ann Aurbach Established in 1779, Soulard Farmers Market claims to be the oldest continuous farmers market in the United States. Replacing a building destroyed by the Great Tornado in 1896, the current structure was erected in 1929 and emulates the Foundling Hospital in Florence, Italy (designed by...

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Photo Flood 20: Botanical Heights (McRee Town)

Photo Flood 20: Botanical Heights (McRee Town)

photograph by Kara Schoen Botanical Heights is an interesting case study in urban redevelopment. What was once a supplemental community to Shaw, McRee Town fell into decay when the I-44 interstate plowed its way through, and severed the neighborhood off from its southern connections. Over time, building abandonment/ruination and...

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Photo Flood 19: The Ville

Photo Flood 19: The Ville

photograph by Chris Naffziger Much like nearby JeffVanderLou, The Ville was a neighborhood shaped by the segregation that gripped St. Louis in the early 20th century, and is still felt even to this day. However, the early history of The Ville, as an African-American community, is not a story...

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Mini-Flood 14: First Night Grand Center

Mini-Flood 14: First Night Grand Center

photograph by Alison Carrick First Night Grand Center is a yearly ritual in St. Louis that provides a family-friendly atmosphere for yearend revelers. However, on December 31, 2013, First Night was something more; it marked the beginning of a historic anniversary celebration for the city, 250 years in the...

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Photo Flood 17: Riverview

Photo Flood 17: Riverview

photograph by Theresa Harter Riverview is one of the quirkiest neighborhoods in St. Louis.  Of all 79, it lies furthest north, with its long sliver of territory compressed between St. Louis County and the Mississippi River.  Route 66 originally crossed through Riverview by way of its most distinguished feature,...

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Photo Flood 16: JeffVanderLou

Photo Flood 16: JeffVanderLou

photograph by Patrick Gioia No doubt, Old North St. Louis has become synonymous with redevelopment on the city’s blighted north side, but Old North is not the only historically significant neighborhood worthy of a renaissance (nor are all north side neighborhoods “lost”). Once home to Sportman’s Park, JeffVanderLou (originally...

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Photo Flood 15: Forest Park

Photo Flood 15: Forest Park

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis Recently named one of the ten most beautiful urban parks in the world by Yahoo Travel, Forest Park really has something for everyone. Photo Flood Saint Louis returns to this legendary city sanctuary for what turned out to be a spectacular, Fall,...

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Photo Flood 14: Benton Park

Photo Flood 14: Benton Park

photograph by Ann Aurbach Originated from the same common pasture tradition as Lafayette Square, Benton Park is a historic St. Louis neighborhood notable for its unique topography and colorful architectural accents. The park that is the district’s namesake first served as a cemetery, and is the site of the...

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Photo Flood 13: Downtown

Photo Flood 13: Downtown

photograph by Dan Henrichs Photography, St. Louis “Stand looking west at the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis skyline. Today this is a major city and a metropolitan area of almost two million. Go back four hundred years. There sat a wooded hillside and little or no sign of...

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Mini-Flood 9: Missouri History Museum

Mini-Flood 9: Missouri History Museum

photograph by Steven Ley In the twilight of April 30, 1904, thousands of electric lights flickered on to illuminate the sprawling campus of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Passing through the main entrance at Lindell Boulevard, the cacophony from the crowd must have seemed enormous. During the seven-month run, the...

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