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A Tale of Two Streetcar Lines: The Delmar and Wellston Loops

Both sit on the border of St. Louis and older inner-ring suburbs that had exploded in growth at the turn of the 20th Century. But they are different in many ways. more »

Jan 21, 2015 3:35 PM History

This photo is by Kirkwood resident Francis Scheidegger, who shot the city between 1940 and 2000.

Photography courtesy of The State Historical Society of Missouri

Snapshot: Window Dressing

At Kirkwood’s Toddler Shop, the shelves held bolts of brushed cotton and Swiss Dot. Moms scrutinized not off-the-rack clothes but instead pattern books, fabrics, and cards of buttons... more »

Jan 16, 2015 9:22 AM History

The Legacy of Louis Sullivan, Part Two: The Wainwright Building

Do we really need to spill any more (electronic) ink praising the Wainwright Building? Yes. Despite being perhaps one of the most influential buildings in the history of architecture, it seems to almost hide from St. Louis’s collective consciousness. more »

Jan 14, 2015 11:04 AM History

The Legacy of Louis Sullivan, Part One: The Auditorium Building

Combining new technology and capital, the firm of Adler and Sullivan revolutionized architecture in the years between two great commissions: Chicago’s 1889 Auditorium Building and St. Louis’s 1891 Wainwright Building. more »

Jan 7, 2015 9:00 AM History

Retracing a 1960 Landmarks Association Bus Tour of North St. Louis

Using a 1960 Landmarks bus tour booklet of North St. Louis, architecture critic Chris Naffziger attempts to recreate the experience by car; his trip reveals how much the city's changed in a half century. more »

Dec 24, 2014 1:01 PM History 2 Comments


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