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Leon R. Strauss (1928-1999)

Urban Pioneer and Preservationist

 
 
Leon R. Strauss (1928-1999) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 26, 2017
1. Leon R. Strauss (1928-1999) Marker
A bust of Strauss as well as the marker
Inscription.  His vision changed the face of St. Louis. Strauss' accomplishments included the restoration of the Fox Theatre with his wife Mary and Fox Associates, the development of DeBaliviere Place and Kingsbury Square and a deep commitment to the Saint Louis Symphony.

This monument stands in Grand Center as a tribute by a grateful city to keep Leon Strauss forever close to its heart.
 
Location. 38° 38.33′ N, 90° 13.892′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on North Grand Boulevard just south of Washington Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. It is located at Strauss Park, across from The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 North Grand Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cadillac-Chrysler Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Durant-Star Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moon Building (approx. half a mile away); Dodge-Reo Building (approx. half a mile away); Stutz Building (approx. half a mile away); Stearns-Knight Building
Leon R. Strauss (1928-1999) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 26, 2017
2. Leon R. Strauss (1928-1999) Marker
The marker and bust are seen facing The Fabulous Fox Theatre
(approx. half a mile away); Locomobile Building (approx. half a mile away); Nash Building (approx. 0.6 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 November 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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