Flashback Friday! In honor of this weekend’s World’s Fair Heritage Festival & Games event, today’s photo shows a General Electric Company streetcar making a stop at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904 in Forest Park. You probably guessed due to the telltale World’s Fair Observation Wheel seen in the background. The 264-foot wheel was located […]
Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s photo? This is the cross-country “City of St. Louis” train on its maiden run on June 2, 1946 heading east in Forest Park toward Union Station. In the background is the old Branscome Hotel — now the Branscome Apartments — at 5370 […]
This week, in honor of the Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede’s Landing, we look at a view of the Eads Bridge Trolley Station at Third Street (Memorial Drive) and Washington Avenue, circa 1900. An ornate sign atop the building reads, “The Electric Way” and advertises the stations in Illinois (including Alton, East St. Louis, […]
Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s Flashback Friday photo? You are looking at a streetcar pointing northbound on Tower Grove Avenue at Magnolia Avenue after just exiting Tower Grove Park sometime between 1901 and 1911. In the background is the park superintendent’s residence which was built specifically to house the superintendent […]
Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s photo? Here we see commuters lining up for streetcars at North Grand Boulevard and Olive Street in midtown in 1944. The streetcar at right is heading southbound on Grand. Happy Friday!
Flashback Friday! Did you guess the year, location and bus route of today’s vintage transit photo? You are looking at the south side of the old Busch Stadium where a Redbird Express bus has pulled up in 1966, the year the stadium opened. Both the baseball and football Cardinals played there beginning that year, moving […]
It’s Flashback Friday time! In honor of the musical Grease opening last night at the Muny, we posted this photo taken in the early 1950s. The photographer is standing on the north side of Delmar (now Convention Plaza) just east of 6th Street. Note the Greyhound station on the left — that building is still […]
Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and time of the photo below? You are looking at a congested Easton Ave. (now Martin Luther King Dr.) in the late 1940s as a #32 Wellston bus and a streetcar exit the Wellston Loop. The loop was the terminus for the trolley line at the […]
Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? You are on Locust Street looking west from Broadway. The year is 1974. (The station wagons should have been a dead giveaway!) Have a great weekend!