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River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, May 13, 2019
1. River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works Marker
Inscription.  
[Top plaque:]
The River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works extends 14 miles from the city limits northwest to Delmar and Skinker to the Mississippi River south of the city.

Four miles of massive, enclosed reinforced concrete sewers and 10 miles of open channel were constructed from 1924 to 1933 by the City of St. Louis, making this facility one of the largest of its kind in the world.

[Bottom plaque:]
National Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark


River Des Peres
Sewerage and Drainage Works
Owner — Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

Re-dedicated by the
St. Louis Section of the American
Society of Civil Engineers

October 27, 2008

[Plaque on rear:]
National Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark

River des Peres
Sewerage and Drainage Works
Designated 1988

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location.
River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, May 13, 2019
2. River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works Marker
38° 37.983′ N, 90° 16.113′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Clayton Avenue 0.4 miles west of South Kingshighway, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near Jefferson Lake in Forest Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5100 Clayton Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The James S. McDonnell Planetarium of the Saint Louis Science Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jewel Box (approx. 0.6 miles away); Frank P. Blair, Jr. (approx. mile away); General Franz Sigel (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Muny (approx. 0.9 miles away); World's Largest Chess Piece (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pope John Paul II in St. Louis (approx. 0.9 miles away); World's Fair Pavilion (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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By Jason Voigt, May 13, 2019
3. Back of the marker
River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 15, 2019
4. River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works Marker
Jefferson Lake is seen on the right
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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