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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo shows the Henry Shaw house at Tower Grove and Magnolia Avenues with a street car traveling south on a rather barren Tower Grove Ave. in 1906. The photo was chosen in honor of this weekend’s Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park and hosted by the International Institute. You can reach […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! This is an old post card of the Highway Bridge (AKA the Old St. Charles Bridge) Entrance in St. Charles in the early 1900s. We posted this in honor of this weekend’s triumphant return of the Festival of the Little Hills in old town St. Charles. The combination highway and streetcar bridge opened in […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the details of today’s Flashback Friday photo? The line from The Crow’s Nest Loop (near Bruno Avenue just west of Ashby in Overland) to Creve Coeur Lake traversed sparsely populated farm country, now the site of suburban housing. A 700 class car, outbound to the Lake, approaches Rule […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and time of today’s flashback photo? This photo provided by the Missouri History Museum was taken almost 60 years ago on October 28, 1953. The photo shows a bus stop at the northwest corner of Grand Avenue and Chippewa Street, looking south on Grand. Have a […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the time and place of today’s flashback photo? Pictured are a couple of Bi-State buses in the 1990s heading west on Locust passing Broadway downtown. The building at center is the old Marquette Building Annex, demolished in 1998. Ride Metro to Downtown Restaurant Week, August 3-9. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, […]

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Flashback Friday

This photo was shot from 18th Street near the Union Station MetroLink Station looking east toward the soon-to-be built Scottrade Center. It was taken on July 31, 1993, the day MetroLink first opened for service. At the time, MetroLink operated on one line between the North Hanley MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station. […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo is a view of Clayton’s Central Avenue, between Maryland and Forsyth in 1959. The streetcar is going southbound past what is now a popular restaurant row. Happening at this spot and around the area tonight through Sunday is Clayton Restaurant Week: Summer Edition. Ride Metro to your favorite participating restaurant in […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo depicts Washington Ave. and the 4th Street streetcar line as it meets the Eads Bridge Station. The photo is dated 1924 and addition to the streetcars, three double-decker buses that were the competition at the time can also be seen. Ride Metro to tonight’s STL SummerFest presented by Alive Magazine, also […]

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Flashback Friday

Today’s photo shows a MetroLink train approaching the Eads Bridge as Fair Saint Louis fireworks explode in the sky on July 4, 2006. Ride Metro to this year’s Fair Saint Louis in Forest Park continuing today and tomorrow at Art Hill. Click here for more details. Have a great Fourth of July weekend!

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo shows a street scene in front of Woolworths at 6th & Locust in the early 1980s. A Bi-State bus is seen with the old blue and green colors. Ride Metro to St. louis Pridefest, happening all weekend starting tonight in Downtown St. Louis with the big parade on Sunday at noon. […]

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