Near Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Illinois Terminal Neon Sign
Museum of Transportation
This early neon was originally attached to the Central Terminal Building of the Illinois Terminal (IT) Railroad on Twelfth (now Tucker) Boulevard at Delmar in St. Louis, Missouri. The building opened in 1932 and housed the offices of the It as well as the station.
The Illinois Terminal was an electric interurban railway providing both freight and passenger service from downtown St. Louis to the points in Illinois shown on the map. Interurban trains delivered frequent and clean passenger service to many small towns overlooked by the steam railroads. The last IT passenger operations ended in 1958.
The sign restoration was coordinated by and funded through the Museum of Transportation Trolley Volunteers with gifts from many donors. Generous assistance in the recreation of the neon tubing and the hanging of the sign was provided by Plasti-Lite Signs of St. Louis, Missouri.
Erected 2014 by Museum of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 38° 34.326′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 Barrett Station Road, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. #4006 (here, next to this marker); #5011 (a few steps from this marker); "Daniel Nason" (a few steps from this marker); #6944 (a few steps from this marker); #900081 (a few steps from this marker); #952 (a few steps from this marker); #103 (a few steps from this marker); #102 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.