East St. Louis in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
10th Street and Trendley Ave.
Remembering the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot
Erected 2017 by The East St. Louis 1917 Centennial Commission & Cultural Initiative, the Meridian Society, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. (Marker Number 5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois, Remembering the 1917 East St. Louis Race Riot marker series.
Location. 38° 36.959′ N, 90° 9.764′ W. Marker is in East St. Louis, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of South 10th Street and Trendley Avenue, on the left when traveling east on South 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 South 10th Street, East Saint Louis IL 62201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 10th Street and Piggott Ave. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); S. 8th St. and Brady Ave. (approx. 0.3 miles away); S. 6th St. and Railroad Ave. (approx. 0.4 miles away); S. 8th St. and E. Broadway S. 5th St. and Railroad Ave. (approx. half a mile away); 700 East Broadway (approx. half a mile away); S. 4th St. and Railroad Ave. (approx. half a mile away); S. 4th St. and E. Broadway (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East St. Louis.
Regarding 10th Street and Trendley Ave.. White rioters, having done damage to the homes further west of here, attempted to push their destruction deeper into the South End, beyond 10th Street. The neighbors here were organized and ready. Snipers were in place and, after a few shots were fired, the rioters retreated. There was still considerable damage here.
(Source: McLaughlin, Malcolm, Power, Community, and Racial Killing in East St. Louis (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005) p. 169)
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