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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo is of the intersection of Twelfth Street (Tucker) and Chouteau Avenue in the 1920s. This is just a stone’s throw from the drop off point of Metro’s special Mardi Gras Shuttle, running from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow. Click here for all of the details and have a wild (and safe) […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo? 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 was taken on the afternoon of May 21, 1966 — just a few hours before […]

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Flashback Friday

This is a view of Olive Street looking toward Sarah Street in 1910. A few blocks east of here is the original Urban Chestnut brewery, celebrating its five year anniversary with an event this Sunday. The brewery is bringing in 37 breweries and more than 100 beers to sample including their own triple fermented Belgian-style […]

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Flashback Friday

Pictured is a streetcar entering Kingsland Avenue in the Delmar Loop in 1958. The apartment buildings in the background were raised and it now is a public parking lot across the street from the University City Public Library. Ride Metro to this weekend’s 11th Annual Loop Ice Carnival, happening Saturday and Sunday in the Loop. […]

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Flashback Friday

Today’s photo shows a streetcar passing the Anheuser-Busch brewery on South Broadway in 1956. Ride Metro to tomorrow’s Family Winter Carnival, an official Mardi Gras event, happening at Soulard Market Park from noon to 4 p.m. The free, non-alcoholic event will keep the kids busy with bounce houses, story time, fire trucks, and police vehicles. […]

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Flashback Friday

Today’s photo is from between 1900 and 1910, according to the Missouri History Museum. It’s a view of the intersection of Eighth and Poplar Streets looking across the Mill Creek rail yards to Cupples Station warehouse and Simmons Hardware warehouse. It’s the current site of the southwest entrance to Busch Stadium and the MetroLink currently […]

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Flashback Friday

Today’s photo shows a bus moving southbound on Skinker Boulevard past Washington University’s Brookings Hall on November 29, 1953. According to the Missouri History Museum, Brookings Hall was one of the first buildings constructed when Washington University relocated from downtown to its new campus off Skinker Boulevard. It was built in 1901 and named for […]

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Flashback Friday

Today’s photo depicts Western Cable Railway Company’s Engine No. 4 hauling Falstaff beer in refrigerated railroad cars past the Lemp Brewery facility. The date is between 1917 and 1927, according to the Missouri History Museum. Nearby Cherokee Street is home to several great events this weekend. The 32nd Annual Cookie Spree will take place on […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo shows an Illinois Central passenger train departing St. Louis Union Station in the mid-1950s. Ride Metro to tomorrow’s family-friendly Festival of Lights at Union Station. The event is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and will feature the official lighting of the Salvation Army Tree of Lights and fireworks at 6:30 p.m. Click […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! Pictured is St. Louis Public Service car #1691. It was headed eastbound on Manchester at Hampton on March 20, 1949. That was the year before the US Men’s National Soccer Team, with some players hailing from the Hill neighborhood pictured here, scored their miracle win over England 2-0. Ride Metro to tonight’s […]

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