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Take a Ride, Stroll or Bike on the "DeBaliviere Strip"

Loop Trolley

 

Crossroads College Prep

 
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By Jason Voigt, October 29, 2019
1. Take a Ride, Stroll or Bike on the "DeBaliviere Strip" Marker
Inscription.  In its hey-day, DeBaliviere was home to several famous people and hotspots. Many St. Louisans recall their first skating lessons at The Wintergarden indoor icehouse, dinners at Garavelli's and Sorrento's. Others frequented the DeBaliviere Strip know for its collection of burlesque houses. DeBaliviere was also home to the Apollo Theater, The Mural Room and The Holy Barbarian, which was the first music venue in St. Louis to feature an integrated band of musicians.

This stretch is also home to Great Rives Greenway's St. Vincent Greenway, a bicycle and pedestrian path connecting Forest Park to the south with Ruth Porter Mall Park to the north.
 
Erected by The Loop Trolley Company.
 
Location. 38° 39.104′ N, 90° 17.081′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Avenue just north of Kingsbury Place, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of Crossroads College Preparatory School, at the Loop Trolley Stop station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 DeBaliviere Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. The Urbanization of a Watershed (a few steps from this marker); "The Knuckle" (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ruth Porter Mall Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!" (approx. mile away); Where Do We Place Our Public Assets? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where Will Children Play? (approx. 0.4 miles away); How Do We Understand the Past? (approx. 0.4 miles away); How Else Can a Park Serve Its Community? (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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