Thursday, January 13, 2011

St. Louis Flower Market

Who realized that the wholesale flower market is on LaSalle Street just southwest of the intersection of Jefferson and Chouteau?Despite most of the area around it being demolished for the Gate District, the street is almost completely intact.One can only imagine how amazing it was when all the houses around this street were still standing, and this wasn't some weird isolated pocket of occupied buildings.I wish I could have seen Compton Hill, as the area was called before urban clearance. Instead of dense urban fabric, we are now treated to generic suburbia in the heart of the city.Feel free to send me hate mail for criticizing the Gate District.

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