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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Theodore Link

Born March 17, 1850

 
 
Theodore Link Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Theodore Link Marker
Inscription.  One of the city's greatest architects, German-born Theodore Link came to St. Louis in 1873. He designed over 100 buildings, including his home at 5900 West Cabanne Place, mansions at 29 and 38 Portland Place, and Grace Methodist Church on Skinker Boulevard. He also designed the Mississippi State Capitol and Louisiana State University. Link's crowning achievement was St. Louis' Union Station. Completed in 1894, it was the largest station of its time and is considered an architectural "jewel." The first to use electric light decoratively and a leader of the Romanesque Revival Movement, Theodore Link left St. Louis a grand and enduring legacy.
 
Erected 1995 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.368′ N, 90° 18.347′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6617 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
<i>Theodore C. Link</i> image. Click for full size.
George D. Evans (photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society), 1903
2. Theodore C. Link
are within walking distance of this marker. Dick Gregory (a few steps from this marker); A.E. Hotchner (a few steps from this marker); Agnes Moorehead (a few steps from this marker); Charles Eames (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Townsend (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Raven (within shouting distance of this marker); Trolleys, Cars and Carriages. Oh My! (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Architecture
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 17, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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