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Robert J. Baer Plaza

Dedicated August 13, 1997

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 22, 2019
1. Robert J. Baer Plaza Marker
Inscription.  The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority dedicates Robert J. Baer Plaza in honor of the Authority's first Chairman. The Plaza is a tribute to Mr. Baer's vision, commitment, and extraordinary leadership in directing the eastward Convention Center expansion, including the domed stadium. Over a six-year period, the project encompassed financing, design, property acquisition, and construction. Under Mr. Baer's stewardship, the $300 million expansion was brought from concept to reality ahead of schedule and within budget. Preservation of land for this park reflect Mr. Baer's recognition of the need for "green space" as an attractive front yard for the Stadium/Convention Center. The Plaza's dedication also acknowledges Mr. Baer's numerous other contributions as a civic leader and his effectiveness, over many years, in enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of the metropolitan St. Louis area.
 
Erected by The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.
 
Location. 38° 37.907′ N, 90° 11.218′ 
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By Jason Voigt, October 22, 2019
2. Robert J. Baer Plaza Marker
Located at Baer Plaza
W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on North Broadway just north of Convention Plaza, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at Baer Plaza, next to the entrance of Lumiere Place casino (or what is known as the LumiereLink). It is east of The Dome at America's Center (formerly known as the Edward Jones Dome). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 North 4th Street, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1994 (a few steps from this marker); 1993 (a few steps from this marker); 1995 (a few steps from this marker); 1992 (a few steps from this marker); 1991 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1990 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1996 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1997 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
More about this marker. It is one of nine markers located at Baer Plaza, and it is the only one without a year specifying it.
 
Regarding Robert J. Baer Plaza. Baer passed away on November 12, 2017 at the age of 80. He was appointed by then-Missouri Governor John Ashcroft in 1990 to head the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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