St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Frank P. Blair, Jr.
Born Feb'y 19, 1821 Died July 8, 1875
Location. 38° 38.64′ N, 90° 15.945′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and Kingshighway Boulevard, on the left when traveling west on Lindell Boulevard. Marker is located near the northeastern corner tip of Forest Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5025 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World's Largest Chess Piece (approx. ¼ mile away); Pope John Paul II in St. Louis (approx. half a mile away); General Franz Sigel (approx. 0.6 miles River Des Peres Sewage and Drainage Works (approx. ¾ mile away); The Muny (approx. 0.8 miles away); The James S. McDonnell Planetarium of the Saint Louis Science Center (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gaslight Square (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Regarding Frank P. Blair, Jr.. Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (born in Lexington, Kentucky) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Missouri at the beginning of the American Civil War. In his early career, Blair was an attorney, having practiced in Thomas Hart Benton's law firm. He was involved in the Spanish-American War but he returned to St. Louis in 1847, before it was over. In 1861, he raised the First Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment to help defend the state against Missouri secessionists. Blair rose to the rank of Major General of Volunteers and would command divisions in the armies of Major Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. After the war, he was the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States running on the ticket
The statue, which is bronze and nine feet tall, was erected in either 1885 or 1888 (sources differ), and was designed by Wellington W. Gardner. It was dedicated by William Tecumseh Sherman.
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