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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Louis, Missouri

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1Missouri (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 . . . Map (db m133194) HM
2Missouri (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
3Missouri (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
4Missouri (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
5Missouri (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 . . . Map (db m124486) HM
6Missouri (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
7Missouri (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
8Missouri (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
9Missouri (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
10Missouri (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
11Missouri (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
12Missouri (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
13Missouri (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
14Missouri (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
15Missouri (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
16Missouri (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
17Missouri (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
18Missouri (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
19Missouri (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
20Missouri (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
21Missouri (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
22Missouri (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
23Missouri (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 — . . . Map (db m133193) HM
24Missouri (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
25Missouri (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
26Missouri (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 . . . Map (db m124464) HM
27Missouri (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
28Missouri (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
29Missouri (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
30Missouri (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
31Missouri (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
32Missouri (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
33Missouri (St. Louis), Boulevard Heights — River des Peres
The River and the City • By the 1900s, St. Louis was dumping its raw waste into the river, making it a sewer • For the 1904 World's Fair, St. Louis buried the river alive beneath Forest Park to hide the sewage and the stench • . . . Map (db m151378) HM
34Missouri (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
35Missouri (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
36Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Auguste Chouteau
Born September 26, 1740 Died February 24, 1829 Founder of St. LouisMap (db m62017) HM
37Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Charles Galloway — 1871 - 1931 — In Memory Of —
. . . Map (db m62119) HM
38Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Charlotte Taylor Blow Charless — 1810 - 1905
Foundress of the Charless Home (Formerly the Home of the Friendless) 1853Map (db m62117) HM
39Missouri (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
40Missouri (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
41Missouri (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, 1864Map (db m62045) HM
42Missouri (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
43Missouri (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
44Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — James M Riley
. . . Map (db m156618) HM
45Missouri (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
46Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — John B. Meachum — 1780 [sic - 1789] - 1854
African Founder & Pastor 1817 - 1854 First Baptist Church west of the Mississippi RiverMap (db m62184) HM
47Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — John Mason Peck — Oct. 31, 1789 - Mar. 16, 1858
Pioneer Baptist, Missionary, Statesman, Founder of Shurtleff CollegeMap (db m62185) HM
48Missouri (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
49Missouri (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 GodMap (db m62040) HM
50Missouri (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
51Missouri (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
52Missouri (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
53Missouri (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 - 1911Map (db m62042) HM
54Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Rev. John R. Anderson — 1818 - 1863
Founder Central Baptist ChurchMap (db m62183) HM
55Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Robert A. Barnes
Who died Apr. 2, 1892. Aged 84 years. Founder of Robert A. Barnes HospitalMap (db m62190) HM
56Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Samuel Hawken — Born October 26, 1792 — Died May 9, 1884 —
Memorial and tribute to Samuel Hawken and his brother, Jacob Hawken 1786-1849, makers of the famous "Hawken Rocky Mountain and Plains Rifle", which for nearly half a century preceding the Civil War was the outstanding choice of the old mountain men, . . . Map (db m156617) HM
57Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — The Civil War Laid to Rest — Missouri's Civil War
Bellefontaine Cemetery serves as the final resting place for over 86,000 souls and counting. With 314 acres and fourteen miles of roadways, Bellefontaine is home to dozens of architectural landmarks representing St. Louisans and their families since . . . Map (db m155782) HM
58Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Thomas Hart Benton — Statesman — Elizabeth Benton —
. . . Map (db m62116) HM
59Missouri (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
60Missouri (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, . . . Map (db m139705) HM
61Missouri (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
62Missouri (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
63Missouri (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
64Missouri (St. Louis), Central West End — 4446 Westminster Place — teenage home of T.S. Eliot — 1888-1965 —
Poet Philosopher Literary Critic Dramatist Nobel Laureate Map (db m169035) HM
65Missouri (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
66Missouri (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
67Missouri (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
68Missouri (St. Louis), Columbus Square — AMDG Shrine of St. Joseph — 1844 — On the National Register of Historic Places —
Founded by Austrian Jesuits for the rapidly expanding German immigrant community on land donated by Mrs. Ann Biddle. Site of a Vatican authenticated miracle 16 March 1864. Home to the Altar of answered prayers 1867.Map (db m144369) HM
69Missouri (St. Louis), Columbus Square — Fr. Edward S. Filipiak Park — Oct. 21, 1899 - Sept. 29, 1979
Slain in a church robbery. Without this humble priest there would be no Shrine of St. Joseph.Map (db m169237) HM
70Missouri (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
71Missouri (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
72Missouri (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
73Missouri (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
74Missouri (St. Louis), Covenant Blu-Grand Center — P.W. Shoe Loft Apartments
National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior Built 1902 Map (db m169236) HM
75Missouri (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
76Missouri (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
77Missouri (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
78Missouri (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
79Missouri (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 m151832) HM
80Missouri (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 m151985) HM
81Missouri (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
82Missouri (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
83Missouri (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
84Missouri (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
85Missouri (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
86Missouri (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
87Missouri (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
88Missouri (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
89Missouri (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
90Missouri (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
91Missouri (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
92Missouri (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
93Missouri (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
94Missouri (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
95Missouri (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 m150820) HM
96Missouri (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
97Missouri (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
98Missouri (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 m151825) HM
99Missouri (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 CongressmanMap (db m141483) HM
100Missouri (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

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