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1901 Cherokee Street image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2019
1901 Cherokee Street
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 1901 Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This home was built when the Central Pacific Railroad was laying tracks across the mountains and valleys from the West and the Union Pacific Railroad was laying tracks coming from the east to build the transcontinental railroad. The home was one of . . . — Map (db m133194) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 1905 - 09 Cherokee — They Chose America — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
The men who used to come home to the town house to your right and to the one that stood on this vacant lot had faced difficult choices when the United States entered World War I in the spring of 1917. Julius Dittmaier was the 21-year-old son of . . . — Map (db m133198) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 1959 Cherokee — The Gilded Age — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
St. Louisans were taking up the new American pastime of bicycling when this storefront was built in 1888. They were reading Walt Whitman's poems in the Leaves of Grass and learning about Theodore Roosevelt's western experiences in Ranch . . . — Map (db m124509) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2201 Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Dr. Richard Kring moved his medical office and pharmacy to this building in 1930. While Kring, who had lived and worked for years in the Soulard neighborhood, was the American-born son of German immigrants, many of his neighbors on Cherokee Street . . . — Map (db m124502) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2215 Cherokee — They Left Their Mark — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
August Hoffman built this handsome, two and a half story town house in 1893. The 45 year-old German immigrant was a bookbinder by profession. He was one of the many tradesmen who took great care to build well designed and crafted homes in South St. . . . — Map (db m124486) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2225 Cherokee — German Bakers — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
The United States was expanding, with the new states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Montana admitted to the Union in 1889. That year, German immigrant George Jost was constructing this combination of storefronts and apartments. Only . . . — Map (db m124477) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2301 Cherokee — German Butcher — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
Following the Civil War, German teenager Charles Zimmermann came to America. He settled in St. Louis and learned the trade of a butcher. In 1881, Zimmerman built a small combination home and store on this block. Though the estimated cost of . . . — Map (db m124476) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2315-17 Cherokee — The Roaring Twenties — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
It was the Roaring Twenties--with a roller coaster economy, women's skirts getting shorter and shorter, Prohibition was the law, but illegal booze could be found on almost every block -- when these storefronts at 2315-2319 Cherokee were constructed. . . . — Map (db m124470) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 3319 DeMenil Place — The Grandest Home — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
Creole Geminien Beauvais built the largest house in this elegant enclave on this site in the early 1870s. As a teenager, Beauvais had worked in the lucrative fur trade, a source of seed money for many early 19th century entrepreneurs. . . . — Map (db m133132) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 3322 DeMenil Place — The Lemp Mansion — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
The mysterious Lemp Mansion seems to haunt this street as the house itself is purported to be haunted. The story of this house is inextricably tied to the evocative history of the Lemp Family. In three generations the Lemp family rose from . . . — Map (db m133134) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — A Wealthy Suburb — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
During the 1850's and 1860's, this high ground on the southern outskirts of St. Louis evolved into an enclave of elegant homes. At that time Broadway was known as Carondelet Avenue, and this street, now DeMenil Place, was known as 2nd Carondelet. . . . — Map (db m133199) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — K — At Home On Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This townhouse is typical of homes built in working-class neighborhoods during the 1880's. It is tall, narrow and features the then popular mansard roof. The foundation is roughcut stone and the facade is smooth brick with eyebrow arches over the . . . — Map (db m124507) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — T — Bardenheier Row — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This row of five almost identical homes was built in 1884 as investment property by German immigrant Philip Bardenheier. These working-class city houses featured recessed entrances, fully arched doorways and first floor windows. Originally, all five . . . — Map (db m124487) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — B — DeMenil Mansion — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This imposing Greek Revival Mansion began in 1848 with the construction of a four room farmhouse by Henri Chatillon and his then wife Odile Delor Lux Chatillon. They built their home facing Carondelet Avenue, the road that linked St. Louis with . . . — Map (db m133183) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — DeMenil Place During The Gay Nineties — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Americans were reading Mark Twain's satire A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court and verses by St. Louisan Eugene Field. Tap dancing Irish-American George M. Cohan was entertaining vaudeville audiences. Americans were singing popular . . . — Map (db m133137) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. — Welcome to the Cherokee-Lemp History Walk — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
Mini-histories are displayed in the windows, on fences, and on walls of 43 buildings along DeMenil Place and Cherokee Street. They tell the stories of the early settlers of this area, about the craftsmen who built these homes, about the people who . . . — Map (db m124467) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — V — South St. Louis Architect — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Henry Schaumburg, Jr. designed this storefront that was constructed in 1900. Schaumburg was one of South St. Louis' German-American architects who celebrated the abundance and variety of decorative brick available in St. Louis. His father was a . . . — Map (db m124479) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — J — The Blacksmith Shop — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This building, constructed about 1880, was home to dressmaker Sophia Wirth at the beginning of the 20th century. Bernard Wirth operated his blacksmith shop in a building on the adjacent, now-vacant lot. Later, that site, 1913 Cherokee, became home . . . — Map (db m133197) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — E — The Bungalow — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
In 1923, Cherokee Business Association raffled a house (on this site) that was furnished down to the coal in the coal bin, a car in the garage, and toothpicks in the pantry. The bungalow, which faced 18th Street, was raffled on the night of . . . — Map (db m133191) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — Q — The Cigar Store — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
As a child, Jeanette Anderson lived at 2111 Cherokee from 1935 to 1941. "My grandfather, Charles Kludas, operated a Cigar Store at 2111 Cherokee," Anderson relates. Directories indicate that Kludas had moved his business from the south side of . . . — Map (db m124504) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — K — The Elusive Cemetery — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Records indicate that during the mid-19th century, the entire section of land covering the two city blocks stretching from Cherokee north to Utah Street and Lemp west to Wisconsin served as a cemetery. The Map of St. Louis, published in . . . — Map (db m124949) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — X — The First Nickelodeon — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
The faded lettering on the east side of this building once read "Wehrenberg's." In 1907, Fred Wehrenberg operated a grocery/saloon in this corner storefront. A year later he had rented a vacant storefront nearby on Cherokee and converted it into St. . . . — Map (db m124468) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — G — The Wagon House — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
The Lemp family built this "Wagon House" in 1895 to house its fleet of delivery wagons and herd of horses that carried Lemp brews to far-flung retailers. A corral for the Percherons — the draft horses used by the Lemp Brewery — covered . . . — Map (db m133193) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — This cake commemorates
This cake commemorates the 250th anniversary of Saint Louis' founding and has been painted to reflect the beautiful Victorian ceiling mural of the Lemp Mansion. The cake, one of 250 that have been placed around the St. Louis area, reflects the . . . — Map (db m143749) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2621-2623 Cherokee Street — Cherokee Livery
This building, originally known as "Cherokee Livery", was constructed in 1893 for undertaker Paul Buol. The original facade consisted of two large segmental arched bays enclosed with double doors for horse and carriage access. The second story . . . — Map (db m124466) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2639-2641 Cherokee Street — The Vandora Theater
The Vandora Theater was built in 1909 by the Vandora Amusement Company, and designed by architect Otto J. Boehmer. Boehmer, who was born in Warren County, Missouri in 1858, started his career at the building firm of Joseph B. Goesse & Frederick J. . . . — Map (db m124464) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2701-2703 Cherokee Street — Favorite Amusement Company
The unimproved property located at this corner was purchased by brothers, Harry and Eugene Freund during the Spring of 1909. Three days later, the Freund's were granted a building permit to construct a one-story brick odeon designed by William . . . — Map (db m124461) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2731 Cherokee Street — The Cinderella Building
The Cinderella Building, designed by architect William Wedemeyer was constructed by contractors Joseph G. Bothe and Charles A Welsh in 1913. The property where the building stands was purchased from the Besch family by Harry and Eugene Freund a year . . . — Map (db m124454) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2817 Cherokee Street — Vanderventer Building
On December 6, 1935, Edward A. Vanderventer was granted a permit to demolish a one-story brick residence on this lot. The razed building was one of five identical single story brick residences constructed by John B. Westermeyer in 1892. These . . . — Map (db m124452) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2831-2835 Cherokee Street — The Thompson Building or Starke's Market
This commercial and residential building was built in 1895 by owner Jeremiah Thompson and building contractor H.R. Becker. Throughout the 1890s Thompson used the space for his butcher shop, while residing on McNair Avenue. In 1911 George W. Starke . . . — Map (db m124449) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 3354 Iowa Avenue — The Casa Loma Ballroom
The northeast corner of Cherokee Street and Iowa Avenue was the location of the Cinderella Airdome, which opened in 1921. The Airdome, which was an outdoor theater, was operated by Harry and Eugene Freund. The Freunds had built the Cinderella . . . — Map (db m124458) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — Calle Cherokee
Resolution Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis on September 17, 2017 Whereas, in honor of over 40 years of the Hispanic/Latino cultural economic contributions to the revitalization of Cherokee Street and the . . . — Map (db m124614) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Nimνipuu (Nez Perce)
[Traveling?] approximately 2,000 miles from present-day Idaho, four Nimνipuu (Nez Perce) came to St. Louis in the fall of 1831 to the home of William Clark. Feeling pressure from an encroaching white presence in their homeland, these men . . . — Map (db m62061) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — American Elm — Missouri State Champion Tree — Treemendous —
This is to certify that the American Elm described below is the largest known tree of its species in the state of Missouri recorded by Forestry Division, Missouri Department of Conservation Species: Ulmus americana Owner: . . . — Map (db m62186) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Auguste Chouteau
Born September 26, 1740 Died February 24, 1829 Founder of St. Louis — Map (db m62017) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Charles Galloway — 1871 - 1931 — In Memory Of —
. . . — Map (db m62119) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Charlotte Taylor Blow Charless — 1810 - 1905
Foundress of the Charless Home (Formerly the Home of the Friendless) 1853 — Map (db m62117) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Dred Scott — Born About 1799 — Died Sept. 17, 1858 —
[Front] Freed from slavery by his friend Taylor Blow. [Back] Subject of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1857 which denied citizenship to the Negro, voided the Missouri Compromise Act, became one of the events that . . . — Map (db m61970) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — 432 — Edward & Stephen Hempstead Graves — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Son of Stephen & Mary Hempstead Born at New London, Conn. June 3, 1780 Died at St. Louis Aug. 10, 1817. ————— First delegate to Congress from the Territory of Missouri 1812 . . . — Map (db m121828) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Father Thomas Ambrose Butler
Born in Dublin, Irl'd Mar. 21, 1837 Died Sept. 6, 1897 R.I.P. First Pastor of St. Cronan's Church Priest & Poet Ordained in Maynooth Mar. 17, 1864 — Map (db m62045) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Founders of Saint Louis, Missouri — In Commemoration
Buried here are the remains of many men and women who were founders, on 14 February 1764, of the city of St. Louis, including Nicolas Beaugeneau • Jean-Baptiste Bequette (blacksmith) • Jean-Baptiest Bequette (miller) • Margaret Bequette • . . . — Map (db m114595) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Harriet Scott — ca. 1815 - 1860s
American Patriot Wife of Dred Scott Mother of Eliza and Lizzy Co-Plaintiff in the historic Dred Scott Case Your plea for equality was raised in obscurity, but in time it became the rallying cry of a people determined to abolish . . . — Map (db m61991) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — James MacCash
Born Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland August 16, 1834 Died St. Louis, Missouri December 27, 1922 Founder of the Order of Scottish Clans at St. Louis on November 30, 1878 To commemorate a noble achievement and as a reverent . . . — Map (db m62079) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — John B. Meachum — 1780 [sic - 1789] - 1854
African Founder & Pastor 1817 - 1854 First Baptist Church west of the Mississippi River — Map (db m62184) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — John Mason Peck — Oct. 31, 1789 - Mar. 16, 1858
Pioneer Baptist, Missionary, Statesman, Founder of Shurtleff College — Map (db m62185) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Presley and Amelia Cordell
Reinterred July 1868 from an older cemetery, here rest Presley Cordell and wife Amelia Conner. Both died in July 1849. He had been a silversmith and served as mayor of Leesburg, Virginia. His group left there 15 Oct. 1835 and included his mother . . . — Map (db m62204) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Rev. A. [Aloys] V. Garthoeffner — Oct. 17, 1873 - Apr. 27, 1917
First Superintendent of Catholic Schools of St. Louis He helped children to know and love their God — Map (db m62040) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Rev. Ambrose J. Heim
[Front] Died Jan. 3, 1854 Aged 47 years The Priest of the Poor [Back] Spiritual Director of the first conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Founded in North America at St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 14, 1845 A tribute to his memory by . . . — Map (db m62041) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Rev. Constantine P. Smith
Native of Cavan, Ireland Born June 2, 1838 Ordained June 29, 1862 Died February 5, 1898 Founder and first pastor of Saint Agnes Church R.I.P. — Map (db m62039) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Rev. James J. Toomey — Sacred To The Memory Of
Born May 8, 1852 in Bruff, Co. Limerick, Ireland Ordained at Montreal, Canada Dec. 18, 1891 Died Pastor of Farmington, Mo. Apr. 21, 1906 Burial services at St. Bridget's Church, City Asst. Priest St. Patrick's Church St. . . . — Map (db m62044) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Rev. John C. Granville
Born Dec. 2, 1868 Ordained Dec. 17, 1892 Died Oct. 26 1911 R.I.P. Chaplain of the 14th U.S. Cavalry Founder of the Church of the Nativity 1904 - 1911 — Map (db m62042) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Rev. John R. Anderson — 1818 - 1863
Founder Central Baptist Church — Map (db m62183) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Robert A. Barnes
Who died Apr. 2, 1892. Aged 84 years. Founder of Robert A. Barnes Hospital — Map (db m62190) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Thomas Hart Benton — Statesman — Elizabeth Benton —
. . . — Map (db m62116) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — William Clark Monument
Born in Virginia August 1, 1770, Entered into Life Eternal September 1, 1838 Soldier, Explorer, Statesman and Patriot. His life is written in the history of this country. — Map (db m61810) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Carondelet — Carondelet
Clement DeLore DeTreget could stand up here looking over the gentle sweep of this great River bend, and could see the homes of his village nestled in the sylvan vale below. In 1767, four years after Spain required all west of the River, DeLore, . . . — Map (db m139705) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Carondelet — Carondelet Boat Yards — Life in 1800's Carondelet
The Carondelet Marine Railway and Dock Co. was founded in 1853 to build riverboats. It was later leased by James Eads to build ironclad gunboats for the Union Army. — Map (db m139681) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Carondelet — Carondelet Drum Corps — Life in 1800's Carondelet
The Carondelet Germania Turnverein Drum Corps was formed in 1875 by local German groups to promote social engagement and exercise programs in the community. — Map (db m133470) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Carondelet — Carondelet Hotel — Life in 1800's Carondelet
Built in the 1850's and located on S. Broadway, the Carondelet Hotel housed up to 100 guests as well as the town post office. — Map (db m133469) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Central West End — Gaslight Square — Born late 50's - Died late 60's
For 10 years, Boyle and Olive was the center of St. Louis' entertainment universe. The Square gained its national reputation as a magnet for the beat and the hip. Later, it became home to legendary and local performers in comedy, drama, and jazz - . . . — Map (db m139329) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Central West End — Pope John Paul II in St. Louis
"I will always remember Saint Louis... God bless Saint Louis! God bless America!" Pastoral visit of his Holiness Pope John Paul II January 26-27, 1999 (Reverse:) In Memory of Bishop Charles R. Koester June . . . — Map (db m141231) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Central West End — World's Largest Chess Piece — Guinness World Record
King piece measuring 20 feet tall (6.096 m) and 9 feet, 2 inches (2.79 m) in diameter at the base and weighing 10,860 pounds (4,926 kg). The piece is 53 times larger than its model—the "Championship Staunton" king custom—designed by The . . . — Map (db m141201) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Columbus Square — AMDG Shrine of St. Joseph — 1844 — On the National Register of Historic Places —
. . . — Map (db m144369) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Compton Heights — Honoring the German-American Press: The Naked Truth Monument
The Preetorious-Schurz-Daenzer Memorial Association commissioned the Naked Truth Monument to honor three St. Louis German Language newspaper editors: Carl Schurz, Emil Preetorious and Carl Daenzer. These former German revolutionaries became American . . . — Map (db m144265) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Covenant Blu-Grand Center — Cadillac-Chrysler Building — Built in 1919
This building, designed by Wm. A. Balsch, Architects, was built by Cadillac Automobile Co., of St. Louis, when it outgrew its building at 2920-22 Locust St. The dealership became Oliver Cadillac in 1927, and remained here through 1930. During . . . — Map (db m133099) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Covenant Blu-Grand Center — Durant-Star Building — Built in 1912
First occupied in 1912, by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and Oldsmobile Co. of St. Louis, then by dealerships for Buick, Nash and Lafayette, this building was a dealership for the Star and the Durant automobiles from 1924 to 1930. In 1920, . . . — Map (db m133098) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Covenant Blu-Grand Center — Leon R. Strauss (1928-1999) — Urban Pioneer and Preservationist
His vision changed the face of St. Louis. Strauss' accomplishments included the restoration of the Fox Theatre with his wife Mary and Fox Associates, the development of DeBaliviere Place and Kingsbury Square and a deep commitment to the Saint Louis . . . — Map (db m142666) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Debaliviere Place — "Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!" — Loop Trolley — Forest Park MetroLink —
This station serves as a connector on the Loop Trolley system, taking passengers directly over the MetroLink light rail system. Here at Forest Park and DeBaliviere, visitors can connect to both the Red and Blue Line trains, traveling as far east as . . . — Map (db m141949) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Debaliviere Place — "The Knuckle" — Loop Trolley — Delmar & DeBaliviere —
Called the "knuckle" of the Loop Trolley system, the intersection of Delmar & DeBaliviere is a crucial connector to the neighborhoods and businesses to the community today. This area and others along the 2.2 mile route are the focus of transit . . . — Map (db m141910) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Debaliviere Place — Take a Ride, Stroll or Bike on the "DeBaliviere Strip" — Loop Trolley — Crossroads College Prep —
In its hey-day, DeBaliviere was home to several famous people and hotspots. Many St. Louisans recall their first skating lessons at The Wintergarden indoor icehouse, dinners at Garavelli's and Sorrento's. Others frequented the DeBaliviere Strip know . . . — Map (db m141943) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Debaliviere Place — The Urbanization of a Watershed — Changing the course of the River des Peres — St. Vincent Greenway —
The River des Peres Watershed Every drop of rain goes somewhere. What isn't absorbed into the ground, will eventually find its way into our creeks, streams and rivers. As you read this, you are standing within the River des Peres . . . — Map (db m141960) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — "For America" — September 17, 2001 — Greatest Moments —
Jack Buck welcomed back baseball after the interruption caused by the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks with a recitation of his original poem "For America." — Map (db m133430) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 106 Wins — September 27, 1942 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals established a new club record with 106 wins. Known for their speed, the "Swifties" swept a doubleheader from the Chicago Cubs on the final day of the season to finish two games ahead of the Brooklyn Dodgers and claim the National . . . — Map (db m133467) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1990
May - In response to enabling legislation passed during the 1989 Missouri General Assembly session, the project's governmental sponsors (State of Missouri, St. Louis County, and The City of St. Louis) appointed 11 Commissioners, formally . . . — Map (db m142042) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1991
Necessary financing was obtained through the issuance of three series of bonds totaling $258,670,000, at the time, the largest publicly financed project in the State of Missouri. The conceptual design for this facility was accomplished and . . . — Map (db m142044) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1992
The design of the major building systems was completed. The systems include: • 1.7 million square feet of finished space • two 726-foot north-south roof trusses and five 600-foot east-west roof trusses • moveable overhead light grid • . . . — Map (db m142045) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1993
January - Site preparation and final design were completed. March - Construction began of the foundation, anchored by 585 piers drilled into bedrock to provide maximum structural stability. May-July - Bids were received and contracts were . . . — Map (db m141887) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1994
A Workforce Diversity Program was developed with the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists to promote the employment of female and minority workers on the project. Negotiations were begun to relocate the National Football League Los Angeles Rams . . . — Map (db m141884) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1995
The Authority entered into a Relocation Agreement with the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, Football at the New Stadium, Inc., and the Los Angeles Rams Football Company, Inc., for the Rams to relocate to St. Louis. Nearly 1.6 . . . — Map (db m141847) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1996
The new facility receive its permanent occupancy permit for all events from the City of St. Louis after it passed all required safety inspections. The operations of the domed stadium and convention center expansion were turned over to the St. . . . — Map (db m141844) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1997
The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority voted unanimously to dedicate the park area in honor of Authority Chairman Robert J. Baer. All construction contracts associated with the project were closed out, with no unresolved . . . — Map (db m141842) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 25 Innings = 1 Win — September 11, 1974 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the New York Mets 4-3 in one of the longest games ever, a 25 inning affair at Shea Stadium. — Map (db m133393) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 3,000 Hits — May 13, 1958 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial collected his 3,000th hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Moe Drabowsky with a pinch-hit RBI double into the left field corner at Wrigley field. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3. — Map (db m133345) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 3,000 Hits — August 13, 1979 — Greatest Moments —
Lou Brock earned the 3,000th hit of his career with a single off Dennis Lamp of the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. The Cubs were the team that originally traded Brock to the Cardinals in 1964. — Map (db m133397) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 3,000 Strike Outs — July 17, 1974 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson became only the second pitcher in Major League Baseball history to strike out 3,000 batters. Cesar Geronimo of the Reds also became Nolan Ryan's 3,000th victim six years later. — Map (db m133391) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 4 Great Swings — July 8, 1962 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial hit three home runs in three consecutive at-bats in a 15-1 victory vs. the Mets in New York. Musial had hit a home run in his last at-bat on the prior day, resulting in four consecutive home runs over two days. — Map (db m133346) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 5 Shutouts for Jaster — September 28, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
Larry Jaster shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for his Major League Baseball record-tying fifth shutout of the season. — Map (db m133371) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 500 Home Runs — August 5, 1999 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire blasted his 500th career home off Andy Ashby of the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals presented McGwire with a small statue to mark the occasion in a ceremony at home following the game. — Map (db m133427) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 7 Straight for Gibby — October 6, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson won his 7th consecutive World Series game, a streak that started in Game One of the 1964 World Series. He soundly defeated the Detroit Tigers in Game Four by a score of 10-1 but his streak ended when he was defeated in Game Seven 4-1, by . . . — Map (db m133385) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 70 for McGwire — September 27, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire finished a historic season by hitting his record-setting 70th home run. The race for the record between McGwire and Sammy Sosa (66 HR) of the Chicago Cubs brought many fans back to baseball after the 1994 players strike. — Map (db m133425) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 80th MLB All-Star Game — July 14, 2009 — Greatest Moments —
President Barack Obama threw out the first pitch before the American League defeated the National League 4-3, Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford won MVP honors after his leaping catch over the wall made the difference in the game. — Map (db m133437) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Abraham Lincoln Slept Here
Six score and seven years ago Abraham Lincoln slept here In Scott's Hotel on this site October 27, 1847 En route Washington, D.C. as an Illinois Congressman A.D. 1974 — Map (db m141483) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Action and Reaction — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
I am threatened with violence and death because I dare to advocate, in any way, the cause of the oppressed...And I am prepared to abide the consequences. Elijah P. Lovejoy, 1835 Elijah Lovejoy printed his antislavery . . . — Map (db m139676) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Albert Fred Schoendienst — "Red"
St. Louis N.L., 1945-56, 1961-76, 1979-95 New York, N.L., 1956-57 Milwaukee, N.L., 1957-60 Roommate Stan Musial credited him with the "Greatest pair of hands I've ever seen." Sleek, far-ranging second baseman for 18 seasons. Led N.L. in . . . — Map (db m133354) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — All-Stars at Busch — July 12, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals hosted the Major League All-Stars Game in the new Busch Memorial Stadium. With the temperature over 100 degrees, the National League beat the American League 2-1 in 10 innings. — Map (db m133370) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Alston Breaks Barrier — April 13, 1954 — Greatest Moments —
Tom Alston became the first black player for the Cardinals, following in the footsteps of the Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson, who broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947 after he was signed by former Cardinals General Manager Branch . . . — Map (db m133342) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — August 1, 1993
The bottom of this plaque indicates the high water mark of the Great Flood of 1993. On this date, the Mississippi River reached 49.58 feet, the highest level ever recorded in the City of St. Louis. — Map (db m141588) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Back-to-Back MVP — November 24, 2009 — Greatest Moments —
Albert Pujols captured his second NL MVP in as many years, making him the first player in team history to receive the honor in back-to-back seasons. Pujols' 2009 honor was the third of his career, tying the franchise mark set by Stan Musial. — Map (db m133438) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Back-to-Back No-Hitters — September 18, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Ray Washburn pitched a no-hitter at Candlestick Park vs. the San Francisco Giants one day after Gaylord Perry pitched a no-hitter vs. the Cardinals in the same series. — Map (db m133378) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Basilica of Saint Louis, King
On this location the first church in St. Louis, a small wood structure was blessed on June 24, 1770. Six years later it was replaced by a larger church of white oak timbers blessed and used for divine service for the first time in early summer of . . . — Map (db m62637) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Big Shot for Big Mac — May 16, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire hit the longest home run at Busch Stadium (1966-2005) a 545 ft. blast off the Marlins' Livan Hernandez. It was hit to dead center field and struck the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sign, which was marked with a large bandage for the rest of . . . — Map (db m133421) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Birds on the Bat — April 8, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
St. Louisans received their first glimpse of the "birds-on-the-bat" jersey in a pre-season game against the Browns. The logo was inspired by table decorations designed by Allie May Schmidt for a men's luncheon in Ferguson, MO attended by Cardinals . . . — Map (db m133446) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Bottomley's 12 RBI's — September 16, 1924 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Bottomley collected 12 runs batted during a 17-3 romp against the Brooklyn Dodgers, which set a National League record for runs batted in during a single game. — Map (db m133450) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Boyer's Grand Slam — October 11, 1964 — Greatest Moment —
With the Cardinals down by three runs in the sixth inning Ken Boyer smashed a grand slam off New York Yankees pitcher Al Downing. The Cardinals went on to win and squared the World Series at two games each. — Map (db m133349) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Brock Surpasses Cobb — August 29, 1977 — Greatest Moments —
Lou Brock broke the Major League Baseball record for stolen bases in a career, held by Ty Cobb, with his 893rd stolen base at San Diego. — Map (db m133394) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Brummer Steals Home — August 22, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
With two outs and the score tied 4-4 in the 12th inning, back-up catcher Glenn Brummer stole home to defeat the San Francisco Giants. Brummer surprised everyone in the ballpark, including manager Whitey Herzog, who said after the game, "It knocked . . . — Map (db m133403) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Busch Memorial Opens — May 12, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals played their first game at Busch Memorial Stadium before a crowd of 46,048. Lou Brock's bases loaded single in the 12th inning scored the winning run in a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. — Map (db m133369) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Cardinal Red — April 15, 1899 — Greatest Moments —
On Opening Day, the players had new uniforms that featured red trim for the first time. Willie McHale, a writer for the St. Louis Republic overheard a lady fan remark, "What a lovely shade of cardinal" and repeated this on his column the next day. . . . — Map (db m133440) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Carlton Baffles Mets — September 15, 1969 — Greatest Moments —
Steve Carlton struck out 19 Mets batters at Busch Stadium and established a new Major League Baseball record for a nine-inning game. The Cardinals lost the game 4-3, however, as Carlton gave up two home runs to Ron Swoboda. — Map (db m133387) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Circa 1875
Underneath your feet here at Seventh Street, MetroLink winds its way through a railroad tunnel in use since 1875. This double-arched, two-track tunnel was built for freight and passenger train travel from Eads Bridge to the rail yards south of . . . — Map (db m141183) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Circa 1910
In the early 1900s, the Blackwell-Wielandy Book & Stationary Company occupied 700 Washington Avenue. Founder Frank Wielandy planted the seed for over 710 acres of thrift gardens that grew throughout the city by 1921. — Map (db m141139) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Circa 1976
Imagine four towers soaring 26 to 51 stories above the corner of Washington and Seventh Streets. Only one of the envisioned Mercantile Center buildings became reality, which stands in front of you, and was completed in 1976. — Map (db m141140) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Cooper's Shutout — October 8, 1944 — Greatest Moments —
Mort Cooper tossed a 2-0 shutout in Game Five, as the Cardinals took a three games to two lead in the cross-town World Series against the American League St. Louis Browns. — Map (db m133333) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Curves Ahead
In front of you is the iconic Gateway Arch. The natural curve of a hanging chain—a catenary curve—inspired the Arch design. Curves also define the landscape. You may not notice them at first, but there are curves throughout the park. . . . — Map (db m124950) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Double Dose of Dean — September 21, 1934 — Greatest Moments —
Dizzy Dean pitched a 3-hit shutout in the first game of a doubleheader against Brooklyn. Not to be overshadowed, Paul Dean pitched a no-hitter in the second game. After, Dizzy stated "If I'da known he was going to throw one, I'da thrown one too." — Map (db m133460) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Double Grand Slam — April 23, 1999 — Greatest Moments —
Fernando Tatis became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit two grand slams in one inning. He hit both shots off Chan Ho Park of the Los Angeles Dodgers. — Map (db m133426) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Dramatic Flair — October 20, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Edmonds hit a game-winning walk-off home run in the 12th inning of Game Six in the National League Championship Series vs. the Houston Astros to send the series to a decisive Game Seven. — Map (db m133432) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Dred and Harriet Scott
Dred and Harriet Scott filed suit for their freedom at this courthouse in 1846. Their case reached the United States Supreme Court and was decided in 1857. The court ruled that the Scotts and all African Americans were not citizen of the United . . . — Map (db m78845) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Enos Bradsher Slaughter — "Country"
St. Louis, N.L. 1938-1953 New York A.L. 1954-1955, 1956-1959 Kansas City A.L. 1955-1956 Milwaukee N.L. 1959 Hard-nosed hustling performer who played the game with intensity and determination. Flat, level wing made him a lifetime .300 . . . — Map (db m133352) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Eugene Field — “The Children’s Poet”
was born here in 1850. He wrote such poems as Little Boy Blue, Wynken, Blyklen and Nod, and The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat. Field was also one of America’s most admired newspaper columnists when he died in 1895. ”Time . . . — Map (db m122224) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
A father and son who worked in this building greatly shaped our nation’s economy. William McChesney Martin, Sr. is credited with helping to write the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, creating the Federal Reserve System. He headed the Federal Reserve . . . — Map (db m122487) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Field House
Home of Roswell Field, attorney in the pivotal Dred Scott freedom suit, has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America . . . — Map (db m122223) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First Conference, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul — 1845 - 1945
The First Conference of The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in the United States was organized here at this venerable cathedral one hundred years ago. The delegates of the Society in convention assembled, Oct. 1, 1945 place . . . — Map (db m124952) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First Harvest — August 16, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Bottomley became the first player to be called up to the parent club from Branch Rickey's extensive new farm system. This revolutionary approach to player development led to great Cardinals teams in the 20's, 30's and 40's, and changed the . . . — Map (db m133447) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First No-Hitter — July 17, 1924 — Greatest Moments —
Jesse Haines pitched the first no-hitter in Cardinals history, beating the Boston Braves 5-0 at Sportsman's Park. Haines retired the first eight batters, four by strike out, and finished the game by inducing a weak grounder from the Braves' Casey . . . — Map (db m133449) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First Triple Crown — October 1, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
Rogers Hornsby led the league with 42 home runs, 152 runs batted in, and a .401 batting average and became the Redbirds' first-ever Triple Crown winner. — Map (db m133448) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Five for Musial — May 2, 1954 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial hit five home runs in a doubleheader off New York Giants pitchers John Antonelli, Jim Hearn and Hoyt Wilhelm, setting a major league record for home runs in a single day. — Map (db m133343) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Flooded with Runs — October 19, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 13-1 in a five-hour rain-delayed game to force a decisive Game Seven in the World Series. Rookie John Stuper pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits. — Map (db m133408) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Forsch is Fantastic — April 16, 1978 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Forsch threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies, winning 5-0 for the first Cardinals no-hitter in St. Louis since 1934. — Map (db m133395) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Forsch Strikes Again — September 26, 1983 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Forsch no-hit the Montreal Expos 3-0 and became the first Cardinals pitcher to throw two no-hitters. Forsch was the only Cardinals pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Busch Stadium (1966-2005). — Map (db m133409) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Fort San Carlos
May 28, 1780 June 17, 1946

Near this spot stood Fort San Carlos, erected in 1780. It was attacked May 28, 1780 by the British & Indians & successfully defended by the Spanish garrison under Capt Fernando de Leyba   This victory prevented . . . — Map (db m139787) HM

Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Freed in a Pinch — May 1, 1979 — Greatest Moments —
With the Cardinals down by three, Roger Freed beat the Houston Astros in the 11th inning on a two-out, pinch-hit grand slam home run. — Map (db m133396) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Gateway to the West — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
William Clark's Indian Council Chamber once stood here as the gateway between east and west. After the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Clark became the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the West. From here, he executed the government policy of . . . — Map (db m124953) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — George Harold Sisler — St. Louis - Washington A.L. — Boston N.L. - 1915-1930 —
Holds two American League records, making 257 hits in 1920 and batting .419 in 1922. Retired with Major league average of .341. Credited with being one of best two fielding first basemen in history of game. [Other side:] George Sisler . . . — Map (db m133360) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Gibson Dominates — September 29, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Having posted a 1.12 earned run average, Bob Gibson was awarded the National League Most Valuable Player Award and became the first Cardinal to win the Cy Young award. Gibson reflected years later, "I'd like to think I'd really perfected my pitching . . . — Map (db m133379) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Gibson Gets Five — June 26, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Memorial Stadium, Bob Gibson pitched his 5th straight shutout. — Map (db m133377) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Grand Slam in Canada — April 14, 1969 — Greatest Moments —
Dal Maxvill hit a grand slam home run against the Montreal Expos, in the first ever Major League Baseball game in Canada. — Map (db m133386) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Hard-Hittin' Whiten — September 7, 1993 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the Cincinnati Reds, Mark Whiten became the first Cardinals player to hit four home runs in one game. Whiten also collected 12 runs batted in which tied Jim Bottomley's franchise record originally set in 1924. — Map (db m133417) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Heroic Efforts — July 13, 1911 — Greatest Moments —
Two days after being involved in a terrible train crash, in which Cardinals players had served as rescuers, the team beat the Boston Braves 8-6 to climb within two games of first place. — Map (db m133443) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Home Run for Lawless — October 21, 1987 — Greatest Moments —
Down two games to one in the World Series, utility infielder Tom Lawless broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning of Game Four when he smashed a three-run homer. The round tripper was just the second for Lawless at the Major League level. — Map (db m133415) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — In Memory of Robert E. Lee
Engineer, St. Louis Harbor 1837-1841 His engineering genius was responsible for moving the Mississippi River Channel back to the St. Louis shore, preserving the city as a river port. Erected by the Missouri Committee R. E. Lee Memorial . . . — Map (db m4946) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — International Fur Exchange
This building is one of our few remaining links to St. Louis' fur trade that began with the city's founding in 1764. The International Fur Exchange opened in 1920 and soon boasted "the world's largest raw fur exchange." Here farmers sold furs . . . — Map (db m141535) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Jack Buck — August 21, 1924 - June 18, 2002
This statue, unveiled August 30, 1998, features jack in his favorite spot...behind the microphone. "The Voice of the Cardinals" broadcasted more than 6,500 games. Member of 11 Halls of Fame including baseball, football, and radio. One of the . . . — Map (db m133364) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — James Thomas Bell — "Cool Papa" — Negro Leagues 1922-1950 —
Combined speed, daring and battling skill to rank among best players in Negro Leagues. Contemporaries rated him fastest man on base paths. Hit over .300 regularly, topping .400 on occasion. Played 29 summers and 21 winters of professional baseball. . . . — Map (db m133359) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean — St. Louis N.L., 1932-1937 — Chicago N.L., 1939-1941 —
One of four N.L. Pitchers to win 30 or more games under modern regulations. Pitched in 1934 (St. L.) 1938 (Chicago) World Series. Led League in Strikeouts 1932-33-34-35. Single Game Record with 17, July 30, 1933. First pitcher to make two hits in . . . — Map (db m133350) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Joseph Pulitzer — April 10, 1847 - October 29, 1911
Founder of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, publisher of the New York World, donor of the School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York, and the Pulitzer Prizes for the Advancement of American Journalism and Letters. “Passionate devotee . . . — Map (db m124769) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — KMOX
On December 24, 1925, seventeen local businesses backing The Voice of St. Louis, Inc., launched their new radio station KMOX. Broadcast pioneer William Paley owned the station by 1932 and later nicknamed it "the jewel in the CBS crown." Young . . . — Map (db m141484) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — La Grande Rue — First Street
English La Grande Rue, la Rue Principale or La Rue Royale (“Royal Street” or First Street) was considered “Main Street” of Colonial-era St. Louis. Residences and businesses that lined Rue Royal had the best locations . . . — Map (db m78842) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — La Rue Missouri — Chestnut Street
English La Rue Missouri (Chestnut Street), probably named for the Missouria Indians, rather than the river, was the first cross-street north of Market, and several leading families lived nearby - including Madame Marie Therese Chouteau, her . . . — Map (db m78870) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Laga's Legacy — September 15, 1986 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the New York Mets, Cardinals player Mike Laga hit the only ball to leave Busch Stadium (1966-2005). The left-hander crushed a foul ball that sailed through an arch approximately two-thirds of the way down the first base line. — Map (db m133411) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront
The Return of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Michael Haynes "We Arrived in Sight of St. Louis" At about noon on September 23, 1806, five dugout canoes and a larger boat called the "White Pirogue" rounded the bend of the Mississippi River to . . . — Map (db m40810) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Like it Oughta Be — April 8, 1996 — Greatest Moments —
Busch Stadium (1966-2005) opened to celebrate its 30th anniversary with natural grass and a more traditional "ballpark green" color scheme. This ended the era of artificial turf, which was used from 1970-1996 to accommodate both baseball and . . . — Map (db m133419) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Louis Clark Brock — Chicago N.L., 1961-1964 — St. Louis N.L., 1964-1970 —
Baseball's all-time leader in stolen bases with 938. Set Major League record by stealing over 50 bases 12 times and N.L. record with 118 steals in 1974. Led N.L. in stolen bases 8 times. Collected 3,023 hits beating 19 year career and holds World . . . — Map (db m133356) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — McGwire Tops Maris — September 8, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record with his 62nd homer vs. the Chicago Cubs. The game was halted for 11 minutes while McGwire jumped into the seats to salute to the family of Roger Maris, whose record of 61 home runs in . . . — Map (db m133424) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Medwick is King — October 3, 1937 — Greatest Moments —
Joe Medwick won the National League Triple Crown. He hit 31 home runs, had 154 runs batted in, and batted .374 for the season. — Map (db m133463) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Merchant Laclede Building
The eight-story Merchant Laclede Building named after the merger of two of its bank tenants, is an early example of St. Louis’ tall fireproof office buildings. Completed in 1889, some of its offices contain fireplaces. The building was designed . . . — Map (db m78872) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Miles of Steamboats — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
St. Louis was the third busiest port in the United States during its 1830s to 1850s heyday. Steamboats waiting to load and unload their cargo lined up for miles along the Mississippi River. Field calls of dockworkers filled the air. You might have . . . — Map (db m124954) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Model of Consistency — September 29, 1963 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial played his last game singling in the 4th inning off Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Jim Maloney for his 3,630th hit. Musial displayed amazing consistency throughout his career finishing with exactly half of his hits at home (1,815) and half . . . — Map (db m133347) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Musial Ends Marathon — July 12, 1955 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial's 12th inning home run gave the National League a 6-5 win over the American League in the All-Star game in Milwaukee. — Map (db m133344) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Musial is Amazing — October 3, 1943 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial won his first National League Batting Title with a .357 average and was named the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 1943 season. — Map (db m133338) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — New Country, New Rules
From the French-style log home that once stood here, territorial governors shifted the style of government from Spanish to American. They set up new laws, a new legal system, and divided the area into counties. General James Wilkinson and Meriwether . . . — Map (db m124955) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Membership — April 12, 1892 — Greatest Moments —
St. Louis' membership in the National League officially began on this date, when 8,640 fans saw the National League St. Louis Browns lose on Opening Day to the Chicago Colts by a score of 14-10. — Map (db m133439) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — September 18, 1943 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals swept the Chicago Cubs at Sportsman's Park to claim their second National League pennant in as many years. The Redbirds would again battle the New York Yankees in the World Series, but were defeated four games to one. — Map (db m133332) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — October 3, 1946 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-4 to win the first-ever National League pennant playoff series. Harry Brecheen struck out the final two batters, which silenced the crowd at Ebbets Field and propelled the Cardinals into the World Series. — Map (db m133339) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — September 15, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals clinched the National League pennant with a 7-4 victory over the Astros in Houston. Curt Flood led the charge with five hits and Roger Maris smashed his last career home run (275) in the earliest National League clincher since 1955. — Map (db m133380) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — October 16, 1985 — Greatest Moments —
Jack Clark blasted a 450 ft. three-run game-winning home run in Game Six at Los Angeles off Dodgers pitcher Tom Niedenfuer to win the National League pennant. Clark said, "I knew it was going to be a home run. That was for my teammates." — Map (db m133410) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — October 14, 1987 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals shut out the San Francisco Giants 6-0 in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series to advance to their third World Series in six years. — Map (db m133414) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — October 21, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals defeated the Houston Astros in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series behind Scott Rolan's 2-run home run in the sixth inning off Roger Clemens. It was a first World Series appearance for the Cardinals in 17 years. — Map (db m133433) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — September 24, 1926 — Greatest Moments —
Recently acquired from the New York Giants, outfielder Billy Southworth hit a home run against his former team propelling the Cardinals to a 8-4 win to clinch the first National League pennant in team history. — Map (db m133453) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — September 29, 1928 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals clinched the National League pennant with a 3-1 victory over the Boston Braves. Bill Sherdel notched the win to give the Redbirds their second pennant in three years. — Map (db m133455) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NL Pennant — September 26, 1930 — Greatest Moments —
At the age of 37, Jesse "Pop" Haines defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates to clinch the team's third National League pennant with a 10-5 victory. — Map (db m133457) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — No-Hitter for Gibson — August 14, 1971 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson no-hit the Pirates with an 11-0 win at Pittsburgh. Jose Cruz' outstanding running catch of Milt May's 400 ft. drive to center field in the seventh, and Joe Torre's leaping grab at third off Dave Cash's grounder in the eighth helped . . . — Map (db m133389) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — NY Honors Bresnahan — May 24, 1909 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat Christy Mathewson 3-1, after 24 straight losses to Mathewson. In a game marked by Cardinals Manager Roger Bresnahan's return to New York, where he had starred from 1902-08. — Map (db m133441) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Old Judge Coffee Bldg. — 710 N. Second St.
This building was originally built by Marcus Berheimer for $30,000. The Scarf and Bernheimer Shipping Company located here for warehousing and office space. In 1918 the David Evans Company moved its Old Judge Coffee and Spice business into the . . . — Map (db m78837) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Old Missouri Hotel
On this site stood the Old Missouri Hotel. The first legislature convened here under the first state constitution on September 18, 1820. The year before Missouri was admitted to the Union. It was also the site of the inauguration of the first . . . — Map (db m78840) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — One Day, Three Nations
Here on March 9, 1804, Spanish Lieutenant Governor Charles Dehault Delassus met with US Army Captain Amos Stoddard to complete the Louisiana Purchase. Stoddard accepted the Upper Louisiana territory first for France and then for the United States. . . . — Map (db m124956) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — One Million — September 29, 1946 — Greatest Moments —
On the strength of the team's 96 regular season victories, Stan Musial's batting championship and Howie Pollet's league-leading 21 wins, the Cardinals exceeded one million in attendance for the first time in team history. — Map (db m133337) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Opening Day Slam — March 31, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire hit the first-ever Opening Day grand slam home run in Cardinals history. Cardinals fans responded with overwhelming excitement as McGwire set the tone for the historic run race of 1998. — Map (db m133420) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Osborne "Ozzie" Smith — "The Wizard"
San Diego, N.L., 1978-1981 St. Louis, N.L., 1982-1996 Revolutionized defensive play at shortstop with his acrobatic fielding and artistic turning of double plays. The 13-time Gold Glove winner set six major league fielding records among . . . — Map (db m133353) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Pierre Laclede
This monument is erected to commemorate the landing of the founders of the City of Saint Louis Pierre Laclede and companions in the year 1764 — Map (db m124957) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Presidential First Pitch — April 5, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
For the first time in Cardinals history, a sitting president, George W. Bush, threw off the ceremonial first pitch to open the Cardinals season. Bush was only the second sitting president to attend a Cardinals home game (Taft in 1910). — Map (db m133431) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Presidential Visit — May 4, 1910 — Greatest Moments —
Three weeks after he launched the tradition of the President throwing out the first pitch of the season, William Howard Taft became the first sitting President to attend a baseball game in St. Louis as he took in the first few innings of the . . . — Map (db m133442) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Pujols Saves the Day — October 17, 2005 — Greatest Moments —
In one of the most dramatic comebacks in post-season history, Albert Pujols hit a majestic 3-run home run off Houston closer Brad Lidge in the ninth inning to win Game Five of the National League Championship Series and bring the series back to St. . . . — Map (db m133434) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Race for First Place — September 16, 1930 — Greatest Moments —
During a heated pennant race, Bill Hallahan no-hit the Dodgers through 7 innings to beat Dazzy Vance, which moved the Cardinals into a tie for first place with Brooklyn. The win was the Cardinals 30th in 38 games and ended the Dodgers' ten game . . . — Map (db m133456) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Red Rips a Winner — July 11, 1950 — Greatest Moments —
Red Schoendienst hit a home run in the 14th inning to give the National League a 4-3 win in the All-Star game at Comiskey Park in Chicago. — Map (db m133341) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Robert Gibson — St. Louis N.L., 1959-1975
Five-time 20-game winner, his 3,117 strikeouts made him only 2nd pitcher to reach 3,000. First to fan 200 or more in a season 9 times. Set N.L. mark with 1.12 ERA in 1968, hurling 13 shutouts. Twice World Series MVP, setting records for consecutive . . . — Map (db m133357) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Robert J. Baer Plaza — Dedicated August 13, 1997
The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority dedicates Robert J. Baer Plaza in honor of the Authority's first Chairman. The Plaza is a tribute to Mr. Baer's vision, commitment, and extraordinary leadership in directing the eastward . . . — Map (db m141590) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Rock Solid
The Old Rock House was built using rocks from the riverbank. Originally built as a warehouse, it later became a sail loft making covers for wagons going west. After other evolutions, the Rock House became a bar and nightclub. The club drew crowds of . . . — Map (db m124958) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Rogers Hornsby
National League batting champion seven years — 1920 to 1925, 1928. Lifetime batting average .358 highest in National League History. Hit .424 in 1924. Twentieth Century Major League record. Manager of 1926 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. . . . — Map (db m133361) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Rookie Sensation — October 15, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
Willie McGee, capping a sensational rookie season, hit two home runs and made two catches that prevented Brewers homers in Game Three of the World Series at Milwaukee Manager Whitey Herzog later remarked, "I don't know if anyone has ever played a . . . — Map (db m133406) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Rue de l’Eglise — Second Street
English Rue de l’Eglise (“Church Street” or Second Street) was named for the Catholic Church that it ran alongside the center of the town. The first church was a small cabin that lasted six years, from 1770-1776. The second . . . — Map (db m78839) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Rue des Granges — Third Street
English: La Rue des Granges ("Barn Street" or Third Street), farthest from the river, formed the western boundary of the town. It had many small homes of tradesmen and laborers built along its east side, while the west side had a number of . . . — Map (db m124959) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Rue Royale — First Street — Creole Colonial Corridor —
La Grande Rue, la Rue Principale or la Rue Royale ("Royal Street" or First Street) was considered "Main Street" of Colonial-era St. Louis. Residences and businesses that lined Rue Royale had the best locations for trade, and all of the . . . — Map (db m139678) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Seat Cushions Galore — April 18, 1987 — Greatest Moments —
Tom Herr hit a 10th-inning walk-off grand slam, the first of his career to beat the New York Mets on Seat Cushion Night as thousands of fans tossed their seat cushions into the air in jubilation. — Map (db m133412) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Second Triple Crown — October 4, 1925 — Greatest Moments —
Rogers Hornsby won his second National League Triple Crown with a .403 BA, 39 HR and 139 RBI. Hornsby and Ted Williams were the only players to win multiple Triple Crowns in the 20th Century. — Map (db m133451) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Seventeen Strike Outs — June 30, 1933 — Greatest Moments —
Dizzy Dean struck out seventeen Chicago Cubs in a game at Sportsman's Park. Dean led the league in strikeouts (199) and posted a 20-18 record for the 1933 season. — Map (db m133459) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Site of First Mormon Meeting Place in St. Louis
On this site from 1854 to 1857 stood the building used as the first Mormon Church in the St. Louis area. Beginning in 1831, and during the difficult days of persecution that followed, St. Louis provided an oasis of tolerance and security and was . . . — Map (db m124960) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Site of the Democratic National Convention of 1876
You are standing across the street from the site of The Democratic National Convention of 1876. New York Governor Samuel Tilden carried the presidential nomination on the second ballot. Tilden received 250,000 more votes than Republican . . . — Map (db m147627) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Six for Moore — September 5, 1935 — Greatest Moments —
Terry Moore led the team with 6 hits in one game vs. the Boston Braves becoming the first Cardinal to do so at home since 1893. — Map (db m133462) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Smith Steals Five — September 4, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
Lonnie Smith stole five bases in a game vs. the San Francisco Giants, which set a new Major League record for a single game. — Map (db m133405) HM

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