Blog Profile / St. Louis City Talk

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Curb Appeal and Milkweed for Monarchs in the Fox Park Neighborhood, St. Louis, Missouri

I was lucky to be part of two recent beautification and sustainability projects in the Fox Park Neighborhood and I wanted to share them here for your consideration. While the aim of both projects was to improve the curb appeal of one...Show More Summary

African American Theaters of St. Louis

Continuing my posts on St. Louis Movie Theaters, I've looked at the four fully operational theaters as well as the many we've lost. This time I'll consider the long list of what were exclusively or became African American (AA) theaters.How many? Hard to tell as the subject has not been fully researched to date. Show More Summary

Ghosts of St. Louis Movie Theaters Past

Previously, I discussed the four remaining, fully operational, St. Louis cinemas. While looking into their backgrounds, I became fascinated with the history of the past theaters of St. Louis...most of which are long gone. How'd I find out about these places?Well, there's always more than one way to try to understand the past. Show More Summary

New Life For A Former Auto Dealership in Fox Park

Walk up Jefferson Avenue, just north of Gravois in the Fox Park Neighborhood, and you may notice something new and exciting at the corner of South Jefferson and Victor Street. Most recently, the building at 2501 Jefferson housed a music club/performance space called "the Warehouse" which closed not too long ago. Show More Summary

Bob Reuter - Tales Of A Talking Dog

I regret never meeting local musician, artist and writer Bob Reuter who died tragically on August 3, 2013 in an elevator shaft accident in a downtown loft. But in typical St. Louis fashion, happenstance brought a couple connections. As a teenager, I was in University City, MO at Vintage Vinyl and I made a flip purchase of one of Bob's records. Show More Summary

Movie Theaters of St. Louis

St. Louis has four full-time movie theaters. Each venue offers something completely unique and makes a night out at the movies a great experience. While four theaters may not sound like a lot for a city of ~319,000, it works. Among the...Show More Summary

Forest Park

Forest Park is one of St. Louis' 108 parks. It is the largest park and is clearly the crowned jewel of the park system. Per the city website : Forest Park was dedicated on June 24, 1876, coinciding with the centenary of the United States Declaration of Independence. Show More Summary

St. Louis Street Name Pronunciation

I love St. Louisans who grew up in the city, live in the city and root down in the city. Being an Illinoisan and now St. Louisan for 20 years, I get constant joy from hearing how people talk and pronounce St. Louis names and streets and buildings. Show More Summary

St. Louis' Florist Row

Some industries tend to consolidate within a city. Look no further than Produce Row in the Near North Riverfront Neighborhood where you can find fresh fruit and vegetables making their first stop in the city before getting re-purchased and distributed throughout Missouri and Illinois. Show More Summary

St. Louis Zoo Expansion Presents Huge Opportunity for Dogtown

I am fascinated with the Dogtown area of St. Louis. This part of town is a gamisch of three neighborhoods including Clayton/Tamm, Franz Park and Hi-Pointe...maybe more depending on who's talking. Whatever the boundaries, I find this to be one of the more compelling, densely populated and "real" parts of town. Show More Summary

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

The old Chain of Rocks Bridge is located near the northern tip of St. Louis. It's span of the Mississippi River measures just over one mile and it connects the Riverview Neighborhood of St. Louis to the manmade Chouteau Island, part of the city of Madison in Illinois. Show More Summary

St. Louis City Park Website

The thing that started me on a personal quest back in 2009 to visit each and every neighborhood in St. Louis and share my findings on this blog was the official St. Louis Website. Being an admirer of maps, I kept looking at the bird's eye view of St. Show More Summary

Fox Park

Fox Park is one of 111 St. Louis parks. The 2.69 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1917 and is located in the Fox Park neighborhood. The park is located just south and east of the intersection of California and Shenandoah Avenues: The park has seen much investment and hard work over the years. Show More Summary

Sherman Park

Sherman Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 22.04 acre park is located at the northwest corner of Kingshighway and Martin Luther Kingthe Kingsway West neighborhood. The park was placed into ordinance in 1917 when the city took over the property after one of St. Show More Summary

Fox Park East Immigrant Housing Project

After reading the story that NextSTL broke on the Fox Park East Immigrant Housing Project last week I wanted to provide some personal perspective from someone who has lived in the neighborhood for ~4 years and how I feel this project will play an important role in an extremely important section of the city. Show More Summary

10 Observations From a City Dweller

10 quick thoughts from an STL lover/resident: If just 20% of the properties in my neighborhood changed hands from slumlord landlord to owners with dignity, 80% of our problems would subside. There is a common rule of thumb in business and statistics that says 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Show More Summary

O'Fallon Park

O'Fallon Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 126 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1908 and is bordered roughly by I-70, West Florissant Avenue and Adelaide Avenue in the O'Fallon neighborhood. This is a beautiful park. One of my favorites. Show More Summary

Unity Park

Unity Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 2 acre park is located on the former Walnut Park School grounds at the intersection of Riverview Boulevard and Thekla Avenue in the Walnut Park East neighborhood: The park was placed into ordinance in 2004 per the city website. Show More Summary

Father Filipiak Park

Father Filipiak Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 4.3 acre park, dedicated in 1980, is at the corner of 9th and Biddle in the Columbus Square neighborhood: This park is immediately adjacent to another city park, Columbus Square Park. Show More Summary

Tambo Park

Okay, in visiting and blogging on all 111 St. Louis parks I've come across another mystery. The city website lists Tambo Park, a 1 acre park at Rutger and Ohio Avenues in the Gate District neighborhood as being placed into ordinance in 1985. Show More Summary

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