Linda Tate on May 30th, 2011

Tweet Hang on to your hats. It’s going to be a bumpy – and depressing – ride for the next few blog entries. Why? Because I’m going to be focusing on Colin Gordon’s Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Penn Press, 2008). The journey won’t be depressing because of the […]

Continue reading about Colin Gordon’s “Mapping Decline”: Introduction

Linda Tate on May 23rd, 2011

Tweet Last month, I reflected on the wonderful neighborhoods I’ve been fortunate to call home over the last 20+ years. In that post, I mentioned a great film, Designing a Great Neighborhood. It tells the story of my present neighborhood – North Boulder’s Holiday Neighborhood – and focuses in particular on the development of the […]

Continue reading about Designing a Great Neighborhood

Linda Tate on May 16th, 2011

Tweet Last month, I heard a great NPR piece on Los Angeles and the history of its streetcar system. Seems that the automobile-choked L.A. has finally built one leg of a light-rail system – and not surprisingly, it follows an old streetcar route. Sound familiar? It’s just like St. Louis’s MetroLink, which follows transit routes […]

Continue reading about New L.A. Light Rail Built along Old Streetcar Route

Linda Tate on May 9th, 2011

Tweet For those interested in St. Louis history and/or the fate of the American city in the 20th century, the new Chad Freidrichs documentary, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, is a must-see. I was very fortunate to attend the first St. Louis screening of the 83-minute film April 9 at the Missouri History Museum. The screening was […]

Continue reading about New Film: “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth”

Linda Tate on May 2nd, 2011

Tweet Well, it’s been quite a month of memories! My mother (Bonnie Landsbury Burrows, Wellston High ‘57) and my aunt (Louise Landsbury Overbey, Wellston High ‘65) kicked us off with their memories of their growing-up days in Wellston. Three readers –Nan Sweet, Janice Clark, and Wayne Brasler – added their own recollections. Janice won a […]

Continue reading about Results of “Do You Remember?” Contest