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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the details of today’s photo? This is Grand at Lafayette looking north on April 16, 1950. Currently, Saint Louis University’s Salus Center fitness and classroom facility. Also nearby, a few blocks south on Grand and Sidney, you might have noticed a rare new construction project on the site […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s flashback photo? Today’s photo is of a southbound #73 Bellefontaine streetcar California at Chippewa. At right is Lungstras Dyeing & Cleaning Company. The photo was taken in May of 1947, just two months before the line was converted to bus. Today’s #73 […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Did you guess the location and year of today’s Flashback 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. Just a stone’s throw from this location is Dogtown, the site of […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and year of today’s vintage photo? In honor of Women’s History Month, we look at this photo, in which a streetcar rolls by in the background as activist Kate Richards O’Hare addresses a crowd on National Suffrage Day, May 2, 1914. The scene is adjacent to […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? You are looking at an eastbound streetcar on Maryland west of Euclid with Kingshighway in background. The date is April 4, 1945. Today’s businesses at this location include Straub’s Market, Scape restaurant and, of course, the Chase Park Plaza. […]

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Flashback Friday

This photo shows the #52 (Forest Park/Brentwood/Clayton) bus parked at Westroads shopping center, now the Saint Louis Galleria Mall, in the 1950s.

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! In this photo, cars and buses make their way east on an ice-covered Market Street near City Hall in 1944. Speaking of City Hall, tonight is the swanky annual Mardi Gras Mayor’s Ball held in the rotunda at City Hall kicking off Mardi Gras weekend. Ride Metro for this and other Mardi […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! 1949 was a busy year for the United States of America.  The first Volkswagen Beetle arrived in America, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific opened on Broadway, the first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, aired, and the United States was involved in the Cold War. In the picture below taken on March 20, 1949, […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo shows two men waiting for a streetcar on Locust Street looking west to Thirteenth Street. The central St. Louis Public Library can be seen in the background. The year is estimated to be between 1905 and 1915. Have a great weekend!  

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Did you make a guess on the year and location of today’s Flashback photo? Today’s photo was taken on Millbrook (now Forest Park Parkway) looking at an eastbound streetcar passing Limit Way in the early 1960s. MetroLink runs in this exact same place (underground  near Skinker Station) today! Have a great weekend!

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