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 quality […]

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Linda Tate on May 23rd, 2011

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 Wild […]

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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 that […]

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Linda Tate on May 9th, 2011

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 sold […]

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Linda Tate on May 2nd, 2011

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 copy […]

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