St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Louis Arsenal
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.
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. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the the St. Louis Arsenal which is now occupied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Marker is at or near this postal address: 3200 S 2nd St, Saint Louis MO 63118, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nathaniel Lyon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (approx. 2½ miles away); Sold on the Steps of Justice Dred and Harriet Scott (approx. 2.6 miles away); Union Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Joseph Pulitzer (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Charles Rock Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Western Reach of the Revolution (approx. 2.6 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, Castles • War, US Civil •
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