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New Photo Exhibit Highlights Old North St. Louis

(KWMU staff)
Crown Candy is a landmark in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood.

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis –

A group of photographers has spent the last few months documenting the city's Old North St. Louis neighborhood.

Their photos will be part of an exhibit that opens Wednesday at UM-St. Louis.

The neighborhood that may be best known for Crown Candy was once its own separate city before joining St. Louis. The area decayed for decades, though, but is now part of a comeback effort.

Sean Thomas directs a group trying to spearhead the area's re-birth, called the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group.

He and KWMU's Tom Weber drove around the Old North St. Louis neighborhood and talked about the new exhibit. To hear that interview, click on the listen' icon above.

Photography Project: Old North
September 8 - December 22, 2004
Public Policy Research Center Gallery
362 Social Sciences Building, UMSL

The same exhibit will be on display at the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Office
2800 North 14th Street
Across from Crown Candy

A sample of photographs that will be in the exhibit is available below. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.




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