Archive | Flashback RSS feed for this section

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s photo? Here we see commuters lining up for streetcars at North Grand Boulevard and Olive Street in midtown in 1944. The streetcar at right is heading southbound on Grand. Happy Friday!  

Continue Reading

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Did you guess the year, location and bus route of today’s vintage transit photo? You are looking at the south side of the old Busch Stadium where a Redbird Express bus has pulled up in 1966, the year the stadium opened. Both the baseball and football Cardinals played there beginning that year, moving […]

Continue Reading

Flashback Friday

It’s Flashback Friday time! In honor of the musical Grease opening last night at the Muny, we posted this photo taken in the early 1950s. The photographer is standing on the north side of Delmar (now Convention Plaza) just east of 6th Street. Note the Greyhound station on the left — that building is still […]

Continue Reading

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and time of the photo below? You are looking at a congested Easton Ave. (now Martin Luther King Dr.) in the late 1940s as a #32 Wellston bus and a streetcar exit the Wellston Loop. The loop was the terminus for the trolley line at the […]

Continue Reading