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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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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the time and place of today’s photo? This was the scene looking west on Delmar Boulevard near Eastgate Avenue in February 1948 as trackwork was performed on the streetcar line. The film on the Tivoli Theatre’s marquee is “Call Northside 777,” a film-noir starring James Stewart as a newspaper reporter […]

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Flashback Friday

This is a view of Soldier’s Memorial in downtown St. Louis in 1956. The buses are lined up along Chestnut Street for a massive school field trip event. Photo courtesy of Joe Sonderman

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Flashback Friday

A Public Service bus in the foreground heads east on Manchester Avenue as it turns into Chouteau Avenue and crosses Vandeventer. The year is 1958. Sadly, the ornate domed building that once filled the sliver of land between the confluence of Vandeventer and Manchester/Chouteau is gone but the building behind it is still there, now […]

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Flashback Friday

In honor of tonight’s STLiveMusic event on Washington Avenue downtown, we look at a streetcar as it rolls on 12th Street near Washington in 1954. STLiveMusic is a year-long live music series held every Friday night at various Washington Avenue restaurants.  Use the Metro Trip Planner and take MetroBus or MetroLink to participating restaurants, which […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! A Public Service bus is seen amid downtown streets that are filled with Christmas shoppers at the intersection of Seventh and Locust Streets outside the Downtown Famous-Barr in 1960. While the Macy’s downtown is now closed, there are lots of small retail options downtown for some last minute holiday shopping. Also, check […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s photo? You are looking at three streetcars at the Kingsland/University City Loop on May 6, 1949. Just across the street from this location, Craft Alliance is holding its 50th anniversary celebration tonight. Click here for the details. The building on the right […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s vintage transit photo? Today’s photo was taken in the mid-1940s at the corner of Sutton Blvd. and Maple Ave. The streetcar is exiting the Maplewood Loop to head north on Sutton. You can still visualize how the cars looped around if you visit the pocket park […]

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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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Flashback Friday

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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