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

1997

 
 
1997 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 22, 2019
1. 1997 Marker
Inscription.  The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority voted unanimously to dedicate the park area in honor of Authority Chairman Robert J. Baer.

All construction contracts associated with the project were closed out, with no unresolved claim issues, cost overruns, or potential arbitration of litigation issues pending.

March — Refinancing of the City of St. Louis Series "C" bonds resulted in the City and the Authority sharing total interest savings of approximately $4.2 million.

August 13 — The Robert J. Baer Plaza was completed and formally dedicated on August 13, 1997 in a ceremony recognizing the many individuals as well as public and private entities which contributed to completion of the convention center expansion and domed stadium - governmental sponsors, Authority staff members, contractors, design and finance teams, construction managers, craftspeople, and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission for their dedication…and the St. Louis community which will benefit and enjoy this facility for generations to come.
 
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1997 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 22, 2019
2. 1997 Marker
The front "1997" plaque is missing. LumiereLink and, from a far distance, Interstate 44 is shown in the background.
Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.
 
Location. 38° 37.888′ N, 90° 11.222′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on North Broadway east of Convention Plaza, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at Baer Plaza, near 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. 1996 (a few steps from this marker); 1995 (a few steps from this marker); 1994 (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert J. Baer Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); 1990 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1992 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1993 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1991 (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 9 markers located at Baer Plaza.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasSports
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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