East St. Louis Action Research Project
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Panorama from riverfront site looking West to St. Louis' Gateway Memorial
3. Damon Smith, Director of the East St. Louis Neighborhood Technical Assistance Center (NTAC) briefs U of I students on critical planning issues for riverfront and neighborhood development during Work Weekend #1 (13-14 September 1996). NTAC Community Planner, Patricia Nolan (left) and East St. Louis Community Action Network (ESL CAN) Community Planner, Carolyn Fuller also addressed the student group.
4. American Flag in front of grain elevator, riverfront site, looking North.
5. Railroad tracks in front of grain elevator, looking North.
6. Jefferson Memorial Arch, looking East from East St. Louis.
7. Professor Ernest Clay, Course Coordinator for Arch 373, the graduate architectural design studio conducting studies for riverfront redevelopment.
8. Railroad tracks in front of the levee, looking North.
9. Mississippi River edge, looking North.
10. Mississippi River edge, looking South.
11. Mississippi River edge, looking North.
12. Levee wall and railroad tracks, looking North. Note opening in levee, with flood door visible on right of opening and the Casino Queen hospitality building visible through opening in levee wall.
13. Freight train approaching from under the Eads Bridge.
14. Casino Queen hospitality building.
15. Students Marc Roberts (standing at easel) and Jeff Falzon asking East St. Louis community leaders their preferences for functions to be programmed at the riverfront as part of the regular meeting of East St. Louis Community Action Network (ESL CAN), Saturday 14 September 1996.
16. Students Marc Roberts (left) and Jeff Falzon at ESL CAN meeting, Saturday, 14 September 1996. The illustration board below the map contains "icons" or images of possible riverfront project components (eg. A hotel, performing arts center, children's museum, etc.). As residents express an interest in a program, that icon was removed from the board and placed on the map as a record of that expressed preference.
17. Aerial view of downtown East St. Louis, looking Southeast.
18. Aerial view of riverfront development site, looking West Southwest. Note parking lot for Casino Queen at right.
19. Aerial view of site, looking West.
20. Aerial view of site, looking Northwest.
21. Aerial view of site, looking Northwest.
22. Aerial view, detail of site showing the Casino Queen's hospitality building and grain elevators.
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Last modified: November 26, 1996
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