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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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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo depicts buses passing by the Union Electric building on Collinsville Ave. in downtown East St. Louis in 1951. Have a great weekend!

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the location and date of today’s photo? Today we look at a scene in Maplewood, specifically the corner of Sutton Avenue and Manchester Road looking east in the 1930s. The scene is just a few steps from the Let Them East Art – Heads Will Bowl event happening tonight from 6 […]

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Flashback Friday

Ready for the answer? While the clothes may zero down the year a bit, the key clue to this Flashback Friday photo lies in the MetroLink train headsign — “Airport Main”. MetroLink began service to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on June 1994. Before that, the furthest west MetroLink went was to the North Hanley MetroLink […]

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Flashback Friday

Happy Flashback Friday! The unaltered photo is below — this photo was taken at the Eads Bridge in 1951. In this shot, an East St. Louis City Lines bus is crossing the bridge, as vehicles head the other way after paying their toll. Did you guess right? Have a great weekend. Photo credit: Motor Coach […]

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Flashback Friday

Happy Flashback Friday St. Louis! Today’s photo is a shot of Grand & Washington Avenue looking west at what is now called Strauss Park across from the Fox. The movie “Look for the Silver Lining” was playing at the Fox. The year was 1949. Ride Metro to see A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor on Saturday afternoon (4:45 […]

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Flashback Friday

Happy Flashback Friday St. Louis! Were you able to come up with the right answer? Here’s it is. The photo below shows a MetroLink train painted in the old paint sceme (we updated the train’s look around 2000) at the Civic Center MetroLink Station in 1995. A few fun facts to narrow down the time […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! This is the intersection of Tower Grove and Vandeventer Avenues in 1909. This was once a very dangerous crossroads. The Missouri Pacific and the St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railroads crossed at grade. By 1909, 125 trains, 400 streetcars, 2,400 vehicles and 6,000 pedestrians passed through every 24 hours. A bridge carrying […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! A streetcar passes the Eugene Field home at 634 South Broadway in 1934. The home is the lone survivor of what were once 12 homes known as Walsh’s Row. Irving Dilliard wrote a passionate editorial in the Post-Dispatch decrying the planned demolition, which inspired two St. Louis businessmen to help the Board of […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? The Southtown Famous-Barr store at Kingshighway and Chippewa opened in August 1951, two months after the Southampton streetcar line closed. Abandoned tracks are in the left foreground, together buses seen here on September 15, 1951.     Frequencies on the Kingshighway and Chippewa […]

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