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Should Park Space Serve Other Uses?

History Underfoot: 1920

 
 
Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? Marker
Inscription.  In 1920, city officials used park land to build a runway for the new St. Louis to Chicago airmail service. Although the service operated for less than one year, the area is still known as Aviation Field.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Location. 38° 38.617′ N, 90° 17.086′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Grand Drive 0.1 miles east of Lagoon Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5595 Grand Drive, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Fair Legacy: The Zoo (within shouting distance of this marker); Can We Control Nature? (within shouting distance of this marker); Are Trees and Lawns Enough? (within shouting distance of this marker); This is Everyone's Park. (within shouting distance of this marker); How Will We Open Our City to the World? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); How Will We Renew the Park?
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(about 300 feet away); The Original Lindell Pavilion (about 300 feet away); How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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