Hodiamont Streetcar

Linda Tate on March 28th, 2011

One of my goals in keeping this blog is to share resources I’m finding helpful as I research Wellston and St. Louis history (and soon I’ll be sharing resources related to the novel’s three target decades – the 1920s, 1950s, and 1970s). One resource I come back to again and again is Andrew D. Young’s […]

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Linda Tate on March 14th, 2011

The Hodiamont streetcar may have stopped running more than 45 years ago, but that hasn’t stopped the Hodiamont right-of-way from making the news. Seems folks just can’t quite accept the idea that the right-of-way is not a street open to traffic — and as a result, accidents happen. KPLR-TV reports that a recent accident involved a […]

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Linda Tate on December 19th, 2010

Hodiamont. With that one word, my grandmother could evoke a place and a time, a mythical St. Louis world that had passed just before I was old enough to experience it. It was the streetcar – the Hodiamont streetcar – she meant when she’d say that magical word, that incantation. Ho-di-a-mont, with a crisp clear […]

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