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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

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

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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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! In honor of this weekend’s World’s Fair Heritage Festival & Games event, today’s photo shows a General Electric Company streetcar making a stop at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904 in Forest Park. You probably guessed due to the telltale World’s Fair Observation Wheel seen in the background. The 264-foot wheel was located […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s photo? This is the cross-country “City of St. Louis” train on its maiden run on June 2, 1946 heading east in Forest Park toward Union Station. In the background is the old Branscome Hotel — now the Branscome Apartments — at 5370 […]

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Flashback Friday

This week, in honor of the Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede’s Landing, we look at a view of the Eads Bridge Trolley Station at Third Street (Memorial Drive) and Washington Avenue, circa 1900. An ornate sign atop the building reads, “The Electric Way” and advertises the stations in Illinois (including Alton, East St. Louis, […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s Flashback Friday photo? You are looking at a streetcar pointing northbound on Tower Grove Avenue at Magnolia Avenue after just exiting Tower Grove Park sometime between 1901 and 1911. In the background is the park superintendent’s residence which was built specifically to house the superintendent […]

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