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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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Flashback Friday

It’s Flashback Friday time! The historic McLean Tower Building, at 4th Street and Market,  was once the most dominant structure in St. Louis’ skyline in 1876, outshining even the elaborate courthouse that was located across the street. A Drury Inn now stands in its place.

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Flashback Friday

It’s Flashback Friday time! A westbound train runs on the viaduct across the Mississippi River flatlands, on the east side of the river in East St. Louis in August 1995. Photo courtesy or Jon Bell.

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! This is a Public Service Cherokee line bus heading outbound on Gravois at Grand in 1948. Notice that we had to blur out the ‘Grand-Gravois Building’ name on the building across the street to make it harder to guess the location. Have a great weekend – Let’s Go Blues.

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This early-1960s promo shot of Forest Park’s “Park Loop Bus” was taken at Kingshighway and Lindell in Forest Park. The buildings across the street are, of course, the Chase Hotel and Park Plaza. Remember, the Earth Day festival is this […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo is of a streetcar at the South Broadway Division yards near Holly Hills in 1952. Have a great weekend!

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! In honor of the St. Louis Cardinals home opener happening this Monday, Flashback Friday features a shot of the old Busch Stadium.  Pictured are fans taking the MetroLink home after a day game in the Summer of 2002. The Redbirds won 97 games that year and reached the NLCS, falling three wins short of a […]

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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. We picked this photo in honor of the grand opening of […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! In honor of Six Flags season opening this weekend, today’s shot is a promotional photo taken in 1977 of the Bi-State Six Flags Express bus with an operator with the Six Flags characters at the time. They are right in front of the Six Flags entrance, hence the flag poles behind the bus. […]

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