Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
April 10, 1847 - October 29, 1911
“Passionate devotee of the cause of liberty - liberty of action, of opinion, of government.”
Placed April 10, 1947 by
Sigma Delta Chi
National Professional Journalistic Fraternity
at the site where Joseph Pulitzer
bought the St. Louis Dispatch
December 9, 1878 at public auction
Erected 1947 by Sigma Delta Chi, National Professional Journalistic Fraternity.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is April 10, 1804.
Location. 38° 37.535′ N, 90° 11.33′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker can be reached from North 4th Street near Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking The Old Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Dred and Harriet Scott (a few steps from this marker); Sold on the Steps of Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Reach of the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); International Fur Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Slept Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); KMOX (about 300 feet away); La Rue Missouri (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the Old Courthouse on North 4th Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets.
Also see . . . Pulitzer biography - The Pulitzer Prizes. Elegantly dressed, wearing a handsome, reddish-brown beard and pince-nez glasses, he mixed easily with the social elite of St. Louis, enjoying dancing at fancy parties and horseback riding in the park. This lifestyle was abandoned abruptly when he came into the ownership of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.