99% Invisible

283- Dollhouses of St. Louis

27:55 | Nov 7th, 2017

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Back in the 1950s, St. Louis was segregated and The Ville was one of the only African-American neighborhoods in the city. The community was prosperous. Black-owned businesses thrived and the neighborhood was filled with the lovely, ornate brick homes...Show More

epekilisMay 30th, 2018

As one community dies, another rises in another part of the country, literally built with the stolen bricks from the collapsing houses. Makes me think of how Chinese communities scavenge stones from the Great Wall to build new communities.