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In this section, you will find stories of a Negro League baseball park, the riverfront levee, a hospital for prostitutes, a small market that collapsed after an ice storm, and a small market that became the city’s dominant grocery chain. You will even find the story of your home.

Place matters because it provides one of our strongest connections to the past. But place can also erase history. Buildings that are torn down can no longer speak to their past. Parking lots cover the stories of whole neighborhoods. And some places have so many stories to tell that their early ones get lost.

In this section, we recover the history of places that have been erased from the physical landscape and places that we pass every day. All of these places have important stories to tell about the history of the city as a whole.