Linda Tate on June 27th, 2011

Tweet For the past month, I’ve been providing highlights from Colin Gordon’s provocative study, Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Penn Press, 2008). This week, I want to reflect on the book and bring this discussion to a close. Mapping Decline is a heavy book. I mean that both literally […]

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Tweet For the past three weeks, I’ve been providing highlights from Colin Gordon’s provocative study, Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Penn Press, 2008). This week, I thought I’d take a look at what Gordon has to say about Wellston and about Wagner Electric. Gordon traces the development and then […]

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Linda Tate on June 13th, 2011

Tweet Another event worth attending: Modern-StL’s talk: “Public Housing in St. Louis: Vanishing Mid-Century Architecture.” It will be held Thursday, June 23, 7:00 p.m., at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Learn more at http://www.modern-stl.com/our-next-event-public-housing-in-st-louis-vanishing-mid-century-modern-architecture/. Thanks once again to Wellston Loop reader Dave Durham for calling my attention to this event.

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Linda Tate on June 13th, 2011

Tweet For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been providing highlights from Colin Gordon’s provocative study, Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Penn Press, 2008). This week, I’ll continue recapping some of Gordon’s salient points, with a focus this time on what he terms “hypersegregation.” As with other phenomena related […]

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Linda Tate on June 9th, 2011

Tweet Earlier this week, while reading Cindy Brown’s excellent site/blog, Girls’ Guide to Swagger, I learned about architect-in-the-making Alicia Ajayi. Alicia’s journey to architecture is inspiring — and I’m especially moved by her quest to participate in the design-build program, CityStudioSTL, to be led this summer by Theaster Gates Jr.,  a prominent artist and social activist. With […]

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Tweet Last month, I wrote about a new documentary, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth. I was lucky enough to see the film when I was in St. Louis in April. There will be another St. Louis screening of the film this coming Monday, June 13, 7 p.m., at Fontbonne College. The film is free and open to […]

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Linda Tate on June 6th, 2011

Tweet Last week, I introduced Wellston Loop readers to Colin Gordon’s detailed study, Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City (Penn Press, 2008). This week, I want to zero in on twin issues in the book – “urban abandonment” (nearly synonymous in St. Louis’s case with “white flight”) and the simultaneous phenomenon […]

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