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Flashback Friday

Time for the answers! This photo was taken on September 16, 1964 in downtown St. Louis — looking northbound on 4th Street at Washington. The photo highlights the city’s new (in 1964) one-million dollar system of mercury vapor streetlights. The lights covered 81 blocks in downtown, and according to Mayor Raymond Tucker, made St. Louis […]

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Flashback Friday — City Limits Streetcar

Did you guess the location and year of this vintage transit 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. At the time, this stretch was a right-of-way and is now the site […]

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Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This early-1960s promo shot of Forest Park’s “Park Loop Bus” was taken at Kingshighway and Lindell. The buildings across the street are the Chase Hotel and Park Plaza. One of the upright mammals boarding the bus is Mr. Moke, The World’s Only […]

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Flashback Friday

The Public Square was home to the Belleville-St. Louis Coach Company office as well as being the terminal for all its routes. The columned building in the right background is the St. Clair Country Court House. The photo was taken in 1957. Just a stone’s throw from this location are a few events happening this […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This photo was taken in August 1967. The Bi-State Development Agency bus is traveling east on Chestnut Street crossing Broadway — right past the corner of the parking garage that houses Caleco’s Bar & Grill. This Gateway Arch Special […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! This is the intersection of 6th & Locust in the late-1960s.  The Woolworths occupied the corner that would become one of the main entrances to the St. Louis Centre mall. Have a great weekend!

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Flashback Friday

Happy Flashback Friday! THE ANSWER: Today’s Flashback Friday is a shot of the Forsyth MetroLink Station — under construction on October 22, 2005. About ten months after this photo was taken, it opened to MetroLink service along with 8 other new MetroLink stations between Forest Park and Shrewsbury, MO.

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to figure it out? The photo shows the MetroLink bridge over Forest Park Parkway between the Clayton and Richmond Heights MetroLink Stations on August 30, 2004. The construction was part of the Cross County MetroLink Extension. This extension, which officially opened in 2006, expanded MetroLink service into mid-St. Louis County from Forest Park, serving nine new stations. Have […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! According to Andrew D. Young’s St. Louis and its Streetcars, this photo from the Museum of Transportation shows a city cleanup day. During the city cleanup days, school children were bused in from all areas to help. With charter buses unavailable during WWII, streetcars were used. The photo was taken on April 20, […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo courtesy of Andrew D. Young’s book, St. Louis and Its Streetcars was taken? This photo is of PCC (Presidents’ Conference Committee) car 1611 heading west on Olive Street in front of the Central Public Library between 13th and 14th Streets. The shot […]

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