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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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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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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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