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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This photo was taken in 1942 on South Grand Avenue looking north. The building on the left is, of course, Saint Louis University Hospital, a.k.a. Firmin Desloge Hospital, dedicated in 1933. The smokestack in the background is the Pevely Dairy smokestack. According […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? Pictured is a Lindell Railway double-truck streetcar with lifeguard trays at each end and protective gating at the sides to cut down on highway injuries. Car #3 is seen here going north on Mississippi Avenue at Park Avenue, Lafayette Park in […]

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Flashback Friday

This was the view looking west on Manchester Road from the Hampton Avenue bridge in 1948. At the time, outbound cars to Maplewood, Webster Groves and Kirkwood ran against the flow of traffic, at times appearing to play “chicken” with oncoming cars. Speaking of Maplewood, take Metro to the 7th annual Taste of Maplewood event […]

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Flashback Friday

This is a Hodiamont streetcar going westbound on Olive at Compton. The top of the Arch in the background is the giveaway that the photo was taken in the mid-1960s, after the arch was topped out in 1965 and before the Hodiamont line’s final run in 1966. There is plenty going on this weekend near […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Did you guess the place and time of today’s photo? In honor of tomorrow’s huge Cinco de Mayo parade and street festival, we chose this scene on Cherokee Street during the 1940s. Head to Cherokee between Jefferson and Compton tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for music, vendors, Mexican wrestling, and more. […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo was taken outside of St. Louis’ late great amusement park Forest Park Highlands in 1945. The Old Barn is in the background. The scene is just a stone’s throw from Sunday’s Earth Day festival, happening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Muny in Forest Park. The park began in 1896 as a merry-go-round meant […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the place and time of today’s flashback photo? You’re looking at a westbound streetcar on Millbrook (now Forest Park Parkway) at Melville in the 1960s. Have a great weekend! Photo courtesy of the Steven Siegerist Collection.

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! This 1950’s-era GM bus from the Saint Louis Public Service Company travels in downtown St. Louis in the 1960s. Speaking of downtown, head downtown to run or watch the Go! St. Louis Marathon tomorrow and Sunday. Details here. Have a great weekend!

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This is an eastbound streetcar at Rosedale Ave. on the #11 University line along the right of way on Jan. 12, 1953. Have a great weekend!

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the details of today’s photo? This is Grand at Lafayette looking north on April 16, 1950. Currently, Saint Louis University’s Salus Center fitness and classroom facility. Also nearby, a few blocks south on Grand and Sidney, you might have noticed a rare new construction project on the site […]

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