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More Factories and Warehouses, Up North

I’m intrigued by the early Twentieth factories up north in the so-called “Mark Twain/I-70 Industrial” neighborhood, as the City of St. Louis officially calls this area. All of the cool factories down along the riverfront, and the historic breweries, get… Continue Reading

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The 4400 Block of Gibson Avenue

I discovered that photographer Joel Sternfeld had created a series of photographs where various tragedies had occurred. He also photographed 4421 Gibson Avenue, in the Grove, where Christopher Harris was shot to death when he was used as a human shield by… Continue Reading

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South Side of Winnebago Street, Gravois Park #2

This is the third of three weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, where I’ve been looking at the three east-west streets parallel to Cherokee Street in Gravois Park, the neighborhood to the south of the famous commercial artery. This is where the east-west streets… Continue Reading

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South Side of Winnebago Street, Gravois Park #1

This is the third of three weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, where I’ve been looking at the three east-west streets parallel to Cherokee Street in Gravois Park, the neighborhood to the south of the famous commercial artery. This is where the east-west streets… Continue Reading

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South Side of Miami Street, Gravois Park #2

This is the second of three weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, where I’ll be looking at the three east-west streets parallel to Cherokee Street in Gravois Park, the neighborhood to the south of the famous commercial artery. This is where the east-west streets… Continue Reading

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South Side of Miami Street, Gravois Park #1

This is the second of three weeks on Thursdays and Fridays, where I’ll be looking at the three east-west streets parallel to Cherokee Street in Gravois Park, the neighborhood to the south of the famous commercial artery. This is where the east-west streets… Continue Reading

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Around the Greater Ville

There are always surprises, such as this cool Modernist ranch house in the Greater Ville, but most houses are the little shotgun bungalows that provided affordable homeownership in the early Twentieth Century. The old open pit mines around here, converted… Continue Reading