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

Where Will Children Play?

History Underfoot: 1906-1909

 
 
Where Will Children Play? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. Where Will Children Play? Marker
Inscription.  In the early 1900s, st. Louis had few public playgrounds. Civic reformers hoped that then Model Playground in Forest Park would give city children "a taste of the fresh, pure air of the country."
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.738′ N, 90° 17.092′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Circle south of Lindell Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. 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. Where Do We Place Our Public Assets? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Else Can a Park Serve Its Community? (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Jefferson Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Take Care of One Another?
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(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? (about 400 feet away); Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! (about 400 feet away); Follow the Missouri History Museum (about 500 feet away); How Do We Support Culture? (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
 
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 56 times since then and 12 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