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Old 03-04-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: garland
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56 Houses, starting October 9, 2007. | 56 Houses Left
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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jdallas beat me to the punch with posting that website

As the website says, Carrolton was demolished due to Runway 3 being built at STL Lambert. Our airport used to be far busier when we were a TWA hub than it is now, and the powers that be predicted that STL would get even busier. Unfortunately, they were wrong and Runway 3 is rarely used.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Actually, it's runway 29-11, and it's technically the 3rd parallel and 4th runway at the airfield. I grew up in Carollton, it was a fantastic community to live in. Great neighbors, numerous parks in walking distance, stores in walking distance, close knit, etc...All in all, I loved growing up there, but now it's all gone, mostly for noise abatement. I went wandering through the old neighborhood a few weeks back, walked to my best friends old "lot", the location of my grade school, grand mother's home, and my old homesite. If you didn't know where you were at, you'd have no clue what was around or what was once there. It's sad when you consider the history that was erased, I often think how I won't be able to take my family to the place i grew up, etc...plus it really removed a fantastic housing stock from NW county.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I agree about Carrollton. It was a nice place. Do you remember the gorgeous Ash trees glowing gold on Woodford Way in the fall?

It had a great family pool that my kids could walk to in the summer.

I've been back there and it is eerie. The trees we planted are still there, but every trace of the house is gone.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Absolutely remember it, absolutely gorgeous. I spent way to much time at the Carrollton Club pool during the summer time, walked to the corner drug store and Dairy Queen, rented movies from the Turner's at Video Haven, and received "fix-it" guidance from Telscher Hardware. It was a great community, tons of kids, safe neighborhood, with plenty to do...It's a real shame that it was lost to a totally unnecessary runway extension. Very sad indeed.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Oh yes Telscher Hardware. The best hardware store ever! It burned down a few years after we moved from there.

Carrolton was nice subdivision to live in. I agree that its too bad it is gone forever.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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This is now a frisbee disc golf course! My fiancee and I have played on it a few time last summer, when it just opened for business. It's actually a pretty intrepid usage of the open space, in my opinion.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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Why we're on the subject of Lambert.... What municipality is Lambert actually in?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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This is now a frisbee disc golf course! My fiancee and I have played on it a few time last summer, when it just opened for business. It's actually a pretty intrepid usage of the open space, in my opinion.
Part of it is...Specifically the area South of Woodford Way and East of I-270. I'm in agreement that using it as a frisbee golf course is actually a pretty good use, considering how expansive the area is.

I can't remember how many parks were recovered following the home demolition, but I know O'Connor Park did survive (despite no longer having any residents in the area to support it), Freebourne Park however did not, along with the original Carrollton Park (which housed the pool complex). If memory serves me right, Oak Valley Park was also destroyed following the expansion, although some of the buildings still remain.
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