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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! A Public Service bus is seen amid downtown streets that are filled with Christmas shoppers at the intersection of Seventh and Locust Streets outside the Downtown Famous-Barr in 1960. While the Macy’s downtown is now closed, there are lots of small retail options downtown for some last minute holiday shopping. Also, check […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s photo? You are looking at three streetcars at the Kingsland/University City Loop on May 6, 1949. Just across the street from this location, Craft Alliance is holding its 50th anniversary celebration tonight. Click here for the details. The building on the right […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s vintage transit photo? Today’s photo was taken in the mid-1940s at the corner of Sutton Blvd. and Maple Ave. The streetcar is exiting the Maplewood Loop to head north on Sutton. You can still visualize how the cars looped around if you visit the pocket park […]

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Flashback Friday

Today’s photo is a view of a Public Service bus crossing Aloe Plaza and, of course, Union Station. It was taken in July 1957. The newly renovated Union Station and Aloe Plaza will be the place to be tomorrow at 3 p.m. as the city holds its annual Festival of Lights event featuring a children’s […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s photo? Today we look towards the theater district — North Grand Avenue looking south from Washington Avenue, toward the Missouri and Fox movie theaters in 1935. We chose today’s photo in honor of Cinema St. Louis, which opened its 23nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and year of today’s photo? This is a Hodiamont streetcar moving westbound on Olive at Compton in 1966. That was the year that the Hodiamont made it’s final run becoming the last streetcar in the area. We chose today’s photo in honor of tonight’s KDHX fun art […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s old transit photo? With a nod to tomorrow’s St. Louis Brewers Guild Harvest Festival in Lafayette Square Park, we have a photo in the Lafayette Square neighborhood. You are looking east on Lafayette Avenue just before the Mississippi Avenue intersection. The southeast […]

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Flashback Friday

This is the view on Grand at Olive looking north in the 1930s. The Fox Theatre is on the left – the site of this weekend’s showing of Dirty Dancing! Have a great weekend!  

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and year of today’s Flashback photo? You are looking at a streetcar (middle) heading a line of eastbound cars on Olive at Sixth Street on Feb. 22, 1947. The old Famous Barr store is on the right. Right around this intersection, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! In honor of the Cardinals’ return to the NLCS this weekend, we look back at a scene from 1945 outside of Sportsman’s Park (Busch Stadium I) as throngs of fans stream to the line of #70 Grand streetcars after a summer ballgame. Have a great weekend and Go Cards — beat those Giants!

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