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

From Humble Beginnings, a World Class Street Is Born!

Loop Trolley

 

— City Limit Westbound —

 
From Humble Beginnings, a World Class Street Is Born! Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. From Humble Beginnings, a World Class Street Is Born! Marker
Inscription.  With the introduction of streetcars at the turn of the 20th Century, outlying areas of the City of St. Louis drew the attention of investors and developers plotting out the prairie land. In this picture, you can see the original Delmar streetcar line in the foreground, laid directly into a dirt road. Workers are preparing to update Skinker and Delmar for improved access in anticipation for a population boom!
 
Erected by The Loop Trolley Company.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Loop Trolley series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 38° 39.345′ N, 90° 18.128′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6265 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gerald Early (here, next to this marker); Cool Papa Bell (here, next to this marker); William "Bill" Clay
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(a few steps from this marker); Visit The Loop! (a few steps from this marker); Sally Benson (a few steps from this marker); Robert McFerrin, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); David Sanborn (a few steps from this marker); Mary Wickes (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 27, 2022