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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo shows a street scene in front of Woolworths at 6th & Locust in the early 1980s. A Bi-State bus is seen with the old blue and green colors. Ride Metro to St. louis Pridefest, happening all weekend starting tonight in Downtown St. Louis with the big parade on Sunday at noon. […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Pictured is a special sightseeing Public Service bus parked along Tower Grove Avenue in the 1940s. Behind it you see the old main entrance to the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden is hosting tomorrow’s Green Homes Festival that features a Metro Arts in Transit MetroBus painting, happening from noon-2 p.m. This year, […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s Flashback Friday photo? The #99 Downtown Trolley is not the only downtown circulator bus that has traveled St. Louis’ downtown streets.  Remember the Levee Line? Decked out in a riverboat-inspired design (complete with smokestacks) the Levee Line operated in the late 1980s, traveling down […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the location and date of today’s photo? Today we look at a scene in Maplewood, specifically the corner of Sutton Avenue and Manchester Road looking east in the 1930s. The scene is just a few steps from the Hoffman LaChance Contemporary art gallery, where Metro’s Arts in Transit program will […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This photo was taken in 1942 on South Grand Avenue looking north. The building on the left is, of course, Saint Louis University Hospital, a.k.a. Firmin Desloge Hospital, dedicated in 1933. The smokestack in the background is the Pevely Dairy smokestack. According […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? Pictured is a Lindell Railway double-truck streetcar with lifeguard trays at each end and protective gating at the sides to cut down on highway injuries. Car #3 is seen here going north on Mississippi Avenue at Park Avenue, Lafayette Park in […]

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Flashback Friday

This was the view looking west on Manchester Road from the Hampton Avenue bridge in 1948. At the time, outbound cars to Maplewood, Webster Groves and Kirkwood ran against the flow of traffic, at times appearing to play “chicken” with oncoming cars. Speaking of Maplewood, take Metro to the 7th annual Taste of Maplewood event […]

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Flashback Friday

This is a Hodiamont streetcar going westbound on Olive at Compton. The top of the Arch in the background is the giveaway that the photo was taken in the mid-1960s, after the arch was topped out in 1965 and before the Hodiamont line’s final run in 1966. There is plenty going on this weekend near […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Did you guess the place and time of today’s photo? In honor of tomorrow’s huge Cinco de Mayo parade and street festival, we chose this scene on Cherokee Street during the 1940s. Head to Cherokee between Jefferson and Compton tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for music, vendors, Mexican wrestling, and more. […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo was taken outside of St. Louis’ late great amusement park Forest Park Highlands in 1945. The Old Barn is in the background. The scene is just a stone’s throw from Sunday’s Earth Day festival, happening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Muny in Forest Park. The park began in 1896 as a merry-go-round meant […]

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