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The Greater Ville in Extensus

I will be looking at the Greater Ville neighborhood for the next couple of weeks. I’ve looked at the Ville before, and for the purposes of this website, both official city neighborhoods are included under the one tag for simplicity’s… Continue Reading

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Calle Cherokee Mural

A really cool mural has appeared on the side of El Torito Grocery at the corner of Cherokee Street and California Avenue, which has recently received a historic marker sign for Calle Cherokee, recognizing the important cultural and economic contribution… Continue Reading

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East St. Louis by the Old Stockyards

Just over a year ago, I checked in on the areas of East St. Louis just to the east of the old National Stockyards and the old meatpacking plants that used to employ thousands of workers. Crossing over the railroad… Continue Reading

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North Up Blair Avenue, Fall 2018

Blair Avenue gives you a great cross section of the neighborhoods just to the west of Interstate 70, which cut these working class areas from their traditional employment areas along the Near North Riverfront. Old North St. Louis has seen… Continue Reading