Tag Archives: St. Louis Metro

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! Did you guess the place and year of the vintage transit photo below? This view is looking northbound on Skinker Boulevard from what was then Millbrook Avenue, now Forest Park Parkway. The date is March 3, 1949. The building on the right with the dry cleaners would later house Talayna’s for many […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? These street cars operated on the Intramural Railway at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The ‘semi-convertable’ cars, made by the St. Louis Car Company, are pictured in front of the Transportation Building at the Fair in — when else — 1904. Happy Friday!

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday time! Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? The Wellston Loop was a very busy transfer point in St. Louis. Buses and streetcars wait as a melee of passengers line up for their ongoing trips in August, 1947. Happy Friday! Photo courtesy of the Museum of Transportation.

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? The line from The Crow’s Nest Loop (near Bruno Avenue just west of Ashby in Overland) to Creve Coeur Lake traversed sparsely populated farm country, now the site of suburban housing. A 700 class car, outbound to the Lake, approaches rule Avenue, […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This view is looking North on Third Street as a bus rolls along Washington Avenue approaching the Eads Bridge in 1957. Work was underway on the Third Street bridge that would connect the Mark Twain Expressway (I-70) with the 3rd Street and […]

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Flashback Friday – Manchester Road, 1948

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? 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. […]

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Flashback Friday — Night In St. Louis

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This is a view looking north on 12th Street (now Tucker) from Olive Street circa 1910. The novelty postcard was one of a series of similar doctored up photographs produced by the V.O. Hammon Publishing Co. At left is the Shubert Theatre […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? In this photo, a streetcar heads north on South Broadway at Bellerive, June 16, 1956. Happy Friday! Photo courtesy of Andrew D. Young.

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Flashback Friday – Buses Straddle the New Southtown Famous Barr

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 with bus 3105 on the replacement service, seen here on September 15, 1951. Frequencies on […]

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Flashback Friday — Olive Street Downtown and the Park Pacific

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This was the view looking west on Olive Street from 12th Street (now Tucker) in 1956. Behind the #10 Delmar streetcar is the Missouri Pacific Railroad Building, now home to the Park Pacific apartments. Interestingly, the building was originally intended to reach […]

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