Flashback Friday time! Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This photo was taken in August 1967. The Bi-State Development Agency bus is traveling east on Chestnut Street crossing Broadway — right past the corner of the parking garage that houses Caleco’s Bar & Grill. This Gateway Arch Special […]
Flashback Friday! This is the intersection of 6th & Locust in the late-1960s. The Woolworths occupied the corner that would become one of the main entrances to the St. Louis Centre mall. Have a great weekend!
Happy Flashback Friday! THE ANSWER: Today’s Flashback Friday is a shot of the Forsyth MetroLink Station — under construction on October 22, 2005. About ten months after this photo was taken, it opened to MetroLink service along with 8 other new MetroLink stations between Forest Park and Shrewsbury, MO.
Were you able to figure it out? The photo shows the MetroLink bridge over Forest Park Parkway between the Clayton and Richmond Heights MetroLink Stations on August 30, 2004. The construction was part of the Cross County MetroLink Extension. This extension, which officially opened in 2006, expanded MetroLink service into mid-St. Louis County from Forest Park, serving nine new stations. Have […]
Flashback Friday! According to Andrew D. Young’s St. Louis and its Streetcars, this photo from the Museum of Transportation shows a city cleanup day. During the city cleanup days, school children were bused in from all areas to help. With charter buses unavailable during WWII, streetcars were used. The photo was taken on April 20, […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]