June 12, 2015

10 Fun Things You Can't Do in St. Louis Anymore, Vol. 1

Our restaurant scene is booming, our arts and culture are thriving, and our architecture is beautiful. Still, lots has been lost to time in our fair city. Here are ten. (This is the first installment -- let us know what you'd like to see in the second one in the comments!)
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Get scared silly on the Comet at the Forest Park Highlands (circa 1947).
The State Historical Society of Missouri-St. Louis
Get scared silly on the Comet at the Forest Park Highlands (circa 1947).
Take in a Browns and Cardinals game on the same day at Sportsman's Park (circa 1946).
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Take in a Browns and Cardinals game on the same day at Sportsman's Park (circa 1946).
Book a room for an hour or two at the Coral Court Motel.
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Book a room for an hour or two at the Coral Court Motel.
Bet on harness racing at Cahokia Downs.
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Bet on harness racing at Cahokia Downs.
Cross your fingers and hope for the best, down the concrete water slide known as Wet Willy's (circa 2008).
Cross your fingers and hope for the best, down the concrete water slide known as Wet Willy's (circa 2008).
Cheer on your heroes at Wrestling at the Chase (circa 1981).
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Cheer on your heroes at Wrestling at the Chase (circa 1981).
Jam to the Benny Sharp Band in Gaslight Square (circa 1964).
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Jam to the Benny Sharp Band in Gaslight Square (circa 1964).
Take a streetcar down Washington Avenue (circa 1951).
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Take a streetcar down Washington Avenue (circa 1951).
Watch a film "for adults only" at the Towne Theatre on North Sixth Street.
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Watch a film "for adults only" at the Towne Theatre on North Sixth Street.
Play in the Forest Park Highlands arcade.
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Play in the Forest Park Highlands arcade.