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

"The Knuckle"

Loop Trolley

 

Delmar & DeBaliviere

 
"The Knuckle" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 29, 2019
1. "The Knuckle" Marker
Inscription.  Called the "knuckle" of the Loop Trolley system, the intersection of Delmar & DeBaliviere is a crucial connector to the neighborhoods and businesses to the community today. This area and others along the 2.2 mile route are the focus of transit oriented development including plans for a pedestrian-focused amenities in the community.

In the earliest days of the streetcar system, the adjacent power building supplied electricity for the streetcar lines. With the new Loop Trolley making stops again, perhaps this historic building will be put to use once again!
 
Erected by The Loop Trolley Company.
 
Location. 38° 39.221′ N, 90° 17.062′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of DeBaliviere Avenue and Delmar Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on DeBaliviere Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Ruth Porter Mall Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Urbanization of a Watershed (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
"The Knuckle" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 29, 2019
2. "The Knuckle" Marker
Shown in front of the trolley stop station
Take a Ride, Stroll or Bike on the "DeBaliviere Strip" (about 700 feet away); "Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where Do We Place Our Public Assets? (approx. half a mile away); Aaaaallllll Aboard! (approx. half a mile away); Where Will Children Play? (approx. 0.6 miles away); How Do We Understand the Past? (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 

More. Search the internet for "The Knuckle".
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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