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How 19th-century St. Louis Can Show Us the Way to a Thriving 21st-century Downtown

As British economist E. F. Schumacher once noted, small is beautiful. more »

Nov 25, 2015 8:00 AM History

Snapshot: Come All Ye Faithful

It’s Christmas 1964; these kids are earmuffed and swaddled to go out caroling in Berkeley, then one of the anomalous integrated suburbs in hypersegregated St. Louis... more »

Nov 20, 2015 8:25 AM History

Photograph by Chris Naffziger

A Tour of Cherokee Brewery's Old Lagering Cellars With the Earthbound Beer Crew

A rainy day in St. Louis wouldn’t seem like a great day to go kayaking. But that didn’t stop Earthbound from giving SLM a tour of its new brewery. And yes, at least right now, you need a kayak or a boat of some kind to get the full experience. more »

Nov 18, 2015 9:21 AM History 1 Comments

Compton Heights Orphan Houses. Photograph by Chris Naffzier

Orphan Streets: A Terrible Legacy of the Interstate Highway System

It’s time again to remind everyone just how much the interstate highway system destroyed so much of St. Louis. more »

Nov 11, 2015 8:00 AM History

1975.69.1, The Miracle of the Lame Man Healed by Saint Peter and Saint John, an anonymous copy after a print by Parmigianino (after Raphael)

Who Owns Architecture?

Who really owns the built environment, particularly of public spaces and buildings? At what point, if ever, can someone obtain the moral and artistic right to change something that has remained the same for so long? more »

Nov 4, 2015 8:33 AM History


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