Saint Louis in Independence County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
April 10, 1847 - October 29, 1911
“Passionate devotee of the cause of liberty - liberty of action, of opinion, of government.”
Placed April 10, 1947 by
Sigma Delta Chi
National Professional Journalistic Fraternity
at the site where Joseph Pulitzer
bought the St. Louis Dispatch
December 9, 1878 at public auction
Erected 1947 by Sigma Delta Chi, National Professional Journalistic Fraternity.
Location. 38° 37.535′ N, 90° 11.33′ W. Marker is in Saint Louis, Missouri, in Independence County. Marker can be reached from North 4th Street near Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dred and Harriet Scott (a few steps from this marker); Sold on the Steps of Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Reach of the Revolution (within shouting La Rue Missouri (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Charles Rock Road (about 400 feet away); The Mississippi Valley Trust Company (about 500 feet away); Basilica of Saint Louis, King (about 700 feet away); Merchant Laclede Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Louis.
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the Old Courthouse on North 4th Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets.
Also see . . . Pulitzer biography - The Pulitzer Prizes. Elegantly dressed, wearing a handsome, reddish-brown beard and pince-nez glasses, he mixed easily with the social elite of St. Louis, enjoying dancing at fancy parties and horseback riding in the park. This lifestyle was abandoned abruptly when he came into the ownership of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (Submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.