St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Meeting of the Waters
This fountain by the sculptor Carl Milles symbolizes the union of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers · The two central figures represent the two great rivers while the lesser water creatures suggest the many tributaries and streams · Milles conceived the sculpture as embodiment of the freedom and primeval force of the waterways of the Great Mississippi Valley and he thought of the grouping as a marriage or festival celebrating the coming together of these great waters · The sculptor, Swedish born and a pupil of Rodin, was conscious that the fountain and plaza are a memorial to Louis P. Aloe (1869-1929) a civic figure and long time president of the Board of Alderman whose vision established the Gateway Mall.
Location. 38° 37.803′ N, 90° 12.459′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Market Street, Saint Louis MO 63103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Rue Missouri (approx. one mile away); Dred and Harriet Scott (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joseph Pulitzer The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Merchant Laclede Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rue de l’Eglise (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Also see . . .
1. Aloe Plaza, St. Louis MO. (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carl Milles' Meeting of the Waters in Aloe Plaza. (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Meeting of the Waters at Aloe Plaza (YouTube). (Submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on December 29, 2012.