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Proprietor Matt Ruskin posing with one of the many wondrous items at Retro TV Toys.

Photograph by Byron Kerman

Plastic Gnostic: Retro TV Toys’ Vintage Kitsch

More radiant than jewels are the preserved toys of our youth. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear at Retro TV Toys, a new shop specializing in vintage, nostalgic toys. more »

Sep 10, 2014 History

View of the Majestic Theatre and the Murphy Building from Collinsville Avenue.

Photograph by Chris Naffziger

New Hope for Historic Downtown East St. Louis

The rich musical history of East St. Louis should not be forgotten, and neither should its rich architectural heritage. Fortunately, the city is making strides to do just that: its downtown will soon join the National Register of Historic Places. more »

Sep 10, 2014 History

Vandeventer Place

Photograph courtesy of the Missouri History Museum

Grand Center’s Vanished Past Life

Grand Center in Midtown wasn’t always home to theaters, art galleries and the St. Louis Symphony. Originally, the streets around the intersection of Lindell and Grand featured row after row of stately houses, mansions, and even a private street. more »

Sep 3, 2014 History

Oak Grove Mausoleum, 7800 St Charles Rock Road

Photograph by Chris Naffziger

Touring the Necropolis: St. Charles Rock Road's Historic Cemeteries

A look at Valhalla, Lake Charles, and Oak Grove Cemeteries. more »

Aug 27, 2014 History

Photography by John Vachon, Farm Security Administration, Library of Congress, LC-USF33-T01-001905-M5

Flashback: 1940

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