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What's in a Name?

Loop Trolley

 

University City Library

 
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By Jason Voigt, January 1, 2020
1. What's in a Name? Marker
Inscription.  The Delmar Loop got its name from the original streetcar system that "looped" through University City. Traveling westbound, streetcars would divert north from Delmar Boulevard to Enright Avenue and then turn south from Kingsland to complete the terminal "Loop" before returning eastbound to Downtown St. Louis.

The Loop has been an important part of University City's history. Today, the Loop Trolley honors St. Louis' streetcar past with its own terminal station stop at the University City Library.
 
Erected by The Loop Trolley Company.
 
Location. 38° 39.389′ N, 90° 18.557′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard just west of Kingsland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in front of University City Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6701 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rogers Hornsby (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles M. Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); William Greenleaf Eliot
What's in a Name? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, January 1, 2020
2. What's in a Name? Marker
In front of the University City Public Library
(within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Evans (within shouting distance of this marker); Ed Macauley (within shouting distance of this marker); Fontella Bass (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William T. Sherman (about 300 feet away); Michael McDonald (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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