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

Susan Blow

Born June 7, 1843

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Susan Blow Marker
Inscription.  The average poor child in 1860s St. Louis completed three years of school before being forced to work at age 10. Susan Elizabeth Blow addressed that problem by offering education to children earlier. Applying Friedrich Froebel's theories, she opened the United States' first successful public kindergarten at St. Louis' Des Peres School in 1873. Blow taught children in the morning and teachers in the afternoon. By 1883 every St. Louis Public School had a kindergarten making the city a model for the nation. Devoting her life to early education, Susan Blow was instrumental in establishing Kindergartens throughout America.
 
Erected 1991 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.348′ N, 90° 18.241′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6374 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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Emil Boehl (photo) after C.F. Maury (pastel) (image courtesy of the Missouri Historical Soc.), circa 1870
2. Susan Blow
distance of this marker. Albert King (a few steps from this marker); Tina Turner (a few steps from this marker); Masters & Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Redd Foxx (a few steps from this marker); Phyllis Diller (a few steps from this marker); Arthur Holly Compton (a few steps from this marker); Ernest Trova (a few steps from this marker); Maya Angelou (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 14, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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