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Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good?

History Underfoot: 1957

 
 
Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? Marker
Inscription.  The Steinberg Memorial Skating Rink, built in 1957 was the result of the largest private donation made in the park up to that time. Today, Forest Park Forever established in 1986 raises private funds for park improvements.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.672′ N, 90° 17.118′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Circle east of Grand 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. How Do We Take Care of One Another? (within shouting distance of this marker); Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! (within shouting distance of this marker); How Will We Renew the Park? (within shouting distance of this marker);
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Follow the Missouri History Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Support Culture? (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Everyone's Park. (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Jefferson Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Do We Celebrate Our Rights? (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Nov. 29, 2020