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St. Louis MetroMarket Bus Spotted In The Jeff Vander Lou Neighborhood

When you are tooling around the city and you notice what appears to be a Metro bus parked in a vacant lot, and a guy with a flag ushering you toward said bus, you have to check it out. That's just what happened to me as I was heading northwest on Dr. Show More Summary

An Interview With The Civilian Oversight Board

I recently had the opportunity to talk about "Community Engagement" at a panel discussion hosted by the St. Louis Public Library. Afterward, a member of the recently-formed City of St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board introduced herself...Show More Summary

St. Louis Population Loss During Modern Mayoral Terms

With Francis Slay recently announcing he will not run for re-election as Mayor of St. Louis, his four consecutive terms go down as the longest run in our city's history. Back in 2010 I gave the office of Mayor some thought and looking back at that post, for the most part, I still feel the same including the need for a new set of ideas and styles. Show More Summary

St. Louis City Talk Update

Holy crap, I'm edging toward one million page loads on this blog...never thought that'd happen. Anyhow, I've been pursuing the personal goals of writing for pleasure and promoting St. Louis as a great city to live/explore since 2008....Show More Summary

The Firehouses of St. Louis

Having kids in scouts and other groups gets you into some places that you usually would not go. Firehouses are once such example. I attended a cub scout tour of No. 35 on Arsenal Street with one of my sons. This is where I got an appreciation...Show More Summary

Union Station 10 Cine' (1988-2003)

When we lose places, be they businesses, homes, or just a building we lose memories, historical touch points to revisit, and worst of all, our identity as a place, as a city. I gave the many theaters we've lost over the years in St. Louis some consideration here and here. Show More Summary

Charles H. Compton

The Compton Library at 1624 Locust Street, accessible by appointment only, was named in honor of Charles Herrick Compton (1880-1966). A staunch advocate for the library system in St. Louis, and public libraries in general, Compton was employed by the St. Show More Summary

Kleb Clothing and Shoe Company

Kleb Clothing and Shoe Company was one of my favorite places in the city's Patch Neighborhood. For those of us who knew it (probably all men), this was a place to purchase high quality, mostly American-made work-wear, no frills. So why all the past-tense? Well, I just recently learned the hard way that Kleb's has closed. Show More Summary

Compton Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Compton is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 1624 Locust Street, nearest 17th Street in the Downtown West Neighborhood. This library is accessible by appointment only. Compton Film Library was erected in 1957 and opened at 1624 Locust Street in 1958. Show More Summary

Central Express Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Central Express is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located in suite 160 of the Old Post Office building at 810 Olive Street in the Downtown Neighborhood. Central Express, as the name implies, is one of three mini-branches of the system, along with Charing Cross and Marketplace. Show More Summary

Divoll Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Divoll is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 4234 North Grand Boulevard at Carter Avenue in the Fairground Neighborhood.The library is in the shadow of the Corinthian Grand Avenue Water Tower. Show More Summary

Walnut Park Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Walnut Park is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 5760 West Florissant Avenue at Gilmore Avenue in the Walnut Park East neighborhood. It is directly across from Calvary Cemetery. It takes its name from the community it serves. Show More Summary

Carpenter Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Carpenter is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 3309 South Grand Boulevard at McDonald Avenue in the Tower Grove South Neighborhood. The library was named for George Oliver Carpenter, a successful president of a lead and oil company during St. Show More Summary

Carondelet Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Carondelet is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 6800 Michigan Avenue at Krauss Street in the Carondelet Neighborhood. The library takes its name from the neighborhood where it resides,...Show More Summary

Cabanne Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Cabanne is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 1106 Union Boulevard at Cabanne Avenue in the Academy Neighborhood. It takes its name from t he main street in the 1877 Cabanne Subdivision laid out by Dr. Show More Summary

Baden Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Baden is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 8448 Church Road at Halls Ferry Road in the Baden Neighborhood. The library takes its name from the neighborhood for which it resides. Baden became part of St. Show More Summary

Marketplace Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Marketplace is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is one of the three "mini-branches" along with Central Express and Charing Cross. It is located at 6548 Manchester Avenue in the Ellendale Neighborhood. Show More Summary

Julia Davis Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Julia Davis is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 4415 Natural Bridge Avenue at N. Newstead Avenue in the Penrose Neighborhood. The branch is unique in that it was the first library to be named in honor of a living person. Show More Summary

Charing Cross Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Charing Cross is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is one of three express, or mini-branches along with Marketplace and Central Express. It is located at 356 North Skinker Boulevard at McPherson Avenue in the Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood. Show More Summary

Kingshighway Branch of the St. Louis Public Library

Kingshighway is one of seventeen branches in the St. Louis Public Library system. It is located at 2260 South Vandeventer Avenue in the Southwest Garden Neighborhood. It takes its name from the most recognizable street in it's vicinity, even though is at the intersection of Southwest, Kingshighway and Vandeventer. Show More Summary

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