Loop Trolley Corridor Photo Tour: Delmar from Limit to Kingsland

Let’s continue our tour of the Loop Trolley corridor heading west along Delmar from Limit.
See the first installment: DeBaliviere
See the second installment: Delmar East of Des Peres.
See the third installment: Delmar from Des Peres to Limit

We’re in University City now. I feel much safer. We see some of the effects of #fragmentation.

The trolley stop at Limit. Here the platforms have the fancy texture unlike the ones in St. Louis.

U City has put out dual trash-recycling bins. Something to copy on the city side. U City still has old-timey parking meters.

The intersection of Westgate and Delmar. It has a couple of the corner curb cuts.

Melville at Delmar. Now this is the right way to do curb cuts!

Ackert Walkway, part fo the Centennial Greenway, and Chuck Berry Statue.

The Trolley stop at Leland.

THe most awkward set of curb cuts on the Trolley corridor. The west one takes you way out of your way and the east one makes you deal with an obstacle course. Why is this so hard?

American National Insurance Building. This building has an interesting history. I dislike how confining the colonnade is.

The building was stripped and a third story was added during the urban renewal era.

I never understood why this building wasn’t set back to line up with the adjacent building. The sidewalk is too narrow.

6680 Delmar. The 5/3 Bank branch that never was.

The Trolley stop at the University City Library.

The end of the line. It was once planned to do a loop around the roundabout to the west.

That concludes our tour!

About Richard Bose

A nextSTL contributor since 2011, Richard is an Electrical Engineer by profession. He earned a BA in Physics and Economics and an MSEE from Washington University in St. Louis. Richard is a transplant from Central Illinois and has called St. Louis home since 1998. He is Vice President of St. Louis Strong. He can be found on Twitter @Stlunite and contacted at [email protected]

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