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What's the Value of Open Space?

History Underfoot: 1936

 
 
What's the Value of Open Space? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. What's the Value of Open Space? Marker
Inscription.  At times, Forest Park's land has been valued for needs other than recreation. Both the 1936 Oakland Express Highway (today's I-64) and the 1959 Forest Park Expressway brought high speed traffic through the park.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 38° 38.684′ N, 90° 17.21′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Circle west of Lagoon Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5700 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Can the Past Tear Us Apart? (here, next to this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Art Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Do We Celebrate Our Rights? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Support Culture? (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Follow the Missouri History Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Do We Understand the Past? (about 300 feet away); Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! (about 300 feet away); How Will We Renew the Park? (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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