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May 15, 2015

Flashback Friday

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This was the view looking west on Manchester Road from the Hampton Avenue bridge in 1948. At the time, outbound cars to Maplewood, Webster Groves and Kirkwood ran against the flow of traffic, at times appearing to play “chicken” with oncoming cars.

Speaking of Maplewood, take Metro to the 7th annual Taste of Maplewood event happening tomorrow from noon to 9 p.m. in downtown Maplewood. The street festival brings together foodies, shoppers and music lovers to experience outdoor vending and live music on two stages.

Happy Friday!


Photo courtesy of Andrew D. Young


2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday”

  1. Steve S says:

    Eastbound on Manchester Road taken from the Hampton Viaduct. Probably in the early 1940s as streetcar still has the next car light on it which were removed in the mid 1940s

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