Flashback Friday! You are looking at eastbound I-70 on September 16, 1970. That was the day that the Bridgeton City Council granted a zoning change to Linclay Development Company for part of a proposed 15,000 acre industrial park west of the I-70/270 interchange. St. Louis County was still considering the environmental impact of the plans […]
Flashback Friday! Today’s photo is a view of Laclede’s Landing on the right and to the left, the spot where Washington Ave. becomes the Eads Bridge (where the bus is heading westbound.) The photo was taken from the cleared out Jefferson National Expansion zone which was being used as a parking lot at the levee […]
Flashback Friday! This is a view of The Downtowner hotel after its opening in 1964 on the northeast corner of Tucker (then 12th St.) and Washington. The hotel currently stands remodeled as an apartment building. Have a great weekend!
Time for the answers! This photo was taken on September 16, 1964 in downtown St. Louis — looking northbound on 4th Street at Washington. The photo highlights the city’s new (in 1964) one-million dollar system of mercury vapor streetlights. The lights covered 81 blocks in downtown, and according to Mayor Raymond Tucker, made St. Louis […]
Did you guess the location and year of this vintage transit photo? Pictured is a World’s Fair class streetcar headed northbound approaching Wise Avenue on the City Limits line. The date is April 26, 1931. St. Mary’s Hospital is on the right. At the time, this stretch was a right-of-way and is now the site […]
Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This early-1960s promo shot of Forest Park’s “Park Loop Bus” was taken at Kingshighway and Lindell. The buildings across the street are the Chase Hotel and Park Plaza. One of the upright mammals boarding the bus is Mr. Moke, The World’s Only […]
The Public Square was home to the Belleville-St. Louis Coach Company office as well as being the terminal for all its routes. The columned building in the right background is the St. Clair Country Court House. The photo was taken in 1957. Just a stone’s throw from this location are a few events happening this […]
Flashback Friday time! Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This photo was taken in August 1967. The Bi-State Development Agency bus is traveling east on Chestnut Street crossing Broadway — right past the corner of the parking garage that houses Caleco’s Bar & Grill. This Gateway Arch Special […]
Flashback Friday! This is the intersection of 6th & Locust in the late-1960s. The Woolworths occupied the corner that would become one of the main entrances to the St. Louis Centre mall. Have a great weekend!
Happy Flashback Friday! THE ANSWER: Today’s Flashback Friday is a shot of the Forsyth MetroLink Station — under construction on October 22, 2005. About ten months after this photo was taken, it opened to MetroLink service along with 8 other new MetroLink stations between Forest Park and Shrewsbury, MO.