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St. Louis Arsenal

 
 
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By Mike Camero, circa 2014
1. National Historic Place Marker - St Louis Arsenal
Inscription.  
A former U.S. Arsenal established in 1827. It is one of the oldest military reservations in continuous use west of the Mississippi and has played many roles in our national endeavor for peace.

Entered on the National Register of Historical Places - January 1975
American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976

 
Erected by American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, American Geophysical Union, American Society of Photogrammetry and the Institute of Navigation.
 
Location. 38° 35.517′ N, 90° 12.583′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 2nd Street and Arsenal Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located on the grounds of the the St. Louis Arsenal which is now occupied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 S 2nd St, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathaniel Lyon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named St. Louis Arsenal
National Historic Place Marker - St. Louis Arsenal image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, September 1, 2014
2. National Historic Place Marker - St. Louis Arsenal
Corner of Thomas and Lyon Drives.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); This cake commemorates (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherokee Cave (approx. 0.4 miles away); 3322 DeMenil Place (approx. 0.4 miles away); DeMenil Place During The Gay Nineties (approx. 0.4 miles away); DeMenil Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Origins (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
More about this marker. The monument is part of the installation's flag display located on a small stone plaza near the intersection of Thomas and Lyon Drives. It features three flag poles, a Civil War era cannon, and a stack of cannon balls on the monument. NGA's old motto "Tempestivum Verum Definitum" is engraved on the eastern edge of the plaza.
 
Regarding St. Louis Arsenal. The general public cannot gain access to the installation because it is federal facility operated by the Air Force and occupied by NGA.
 
Also see . . .  St. Louis Arsenal National Register Nomination. (Submitted on October 4, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. westward expansion
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2014, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on October 3, 2014, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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