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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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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! 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! 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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Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the date and location of today’s vintage transit photo? You are looking at a large crowd gathered at the ticketing area of St. Louis Union Station in the mid-1940s. Did you notice the epic-looking mural above the ticket counter? That is the one and only “Commerce on the Landing” mural painted by […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Did you guess the location and time of today’s photo? You’re looking at the Memorial Plaza at the corner of 14th and Market Streets in 1953. This is the very spot — the Soldiers Memorial — of the start and finish lines for this weekend’s Pedal the Cause bike race and fundraiser for […]

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Flashback Friday

Today we take you back to the ’30s to the Chase Hotel.  1933: The 21st Amendment ends prohibition, gas costs 10 cents a gallon and the board game Monopoly is created. In this 1933 photograph, you can see the People’s Motor Bus #663 at the intersection of Lindell and Kingshighway. The bus in the photo […]

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