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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kate Chopin

Born February 8, 1851

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Kate Chopin Marker
Inscription.  Katherine O'Flaherty, a member of one of St. Louis' oldest families, attended the St. Louis Academy of the Sacred Heart. When she married New Orleans native Oscar Chopin, she encountered the Creole culture which provided settings for many of her works. She wrote more than 100 short stories in the 1890s, and hosted a literary salon in her home at 317 Morgan Street. Her 1889 novel, "The Awakening," was condemned for its frank treatment of a young woman's sexual and artistic growth. Now it is recognized for the quality of the writing and for its importance as an early feminist work.
 
Erected 1989 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.337′ N, 90° 18.14′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6310 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. Mary Wickes (here, next to this marker);
Kate Chopin image. Click for full size.
Photograph courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society, circa 1886
2. Kate Chopin
John Danforth (here, next to this marker); David Sanborn (here, next to this marker); From Humble Beginnings, a World Class Street Is Born! (a few steps from this marker); Robert McFerrin, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); William "Bill" Clay (a few steps from this marker); Miles Davis (a few steps from this marker); Bill Mauldin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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