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

Where Do We Place Our Public Assets?

History Underfoot: 1872

 
 
Where Do We Place Our Public Assets? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. Where Do We Place Our Public Assets? Marker
Inscription.  The proposed site for Forest Park was a 40-minute carriage ride from downtown. To overcome public fears about the land's remote location, park planners guaranteed to make it accessible via inexpensive rail service.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.751′ N, 90° 17.099′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Avenue south of Lindell Boulevard. 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 Will Children Play? (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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Do We Take Care of One Another?
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(about 400 feet away); Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? (about 500 feet away); Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! (about 500 feet away); How Do We Understand the Past? (about 500 feet away); Follow the Missouri History Museum (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 51 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Dec. 4, 2020