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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Louis, Missouri

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1 Missouri, St. Louis — Dred Scott Monument — Circa 1799 - September 17, 1858
(front, center pillar:) In memoriam to the man, Mr. Dred Scott, who found his final resting place here in 1867. Ten years after his infamous U.S. Supreme Court case, Dred Scott v John F.A. Sandford, decided on March 6, 1857. He laid . . . Map (db m235725) HM
2 Missouri, St. Louis, 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
3 Missouri, St. Louis, Bellefontaine Cemetery — Charles Galloway — 1871 - 1931 — In Memory Of —
. . . Map (db m62119) HM
4 Missouri, St. Louis, Bellefontaine Cemetery — Charlotte Taylor Blow Charless — 1810 - 1905
Foundress of the Charless Home (Formerly the Home of the Friendless) 1853Map (db m62117) HM
5 Missouri, St. Louis, 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 ———————— Stephen Hempstead Revolutionary Soldier . . . Map (db m121828) HM
6 Missouri, St. Louis, Bellefontaine Cemetery — Harriet Scott — ca. 1815 - 1860s — Reported permanently removed
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
7 Missouri, St. Louis, Bellefontaine Cemetery — James M Riley
. . . Map (db m156618) HM
8 Missouri, St. Louis, 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
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9 Missouri, St. Louis, 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
10 Missouri, St. Louis, Bellefontaine Cemetery — John Mason Peck — Oct. 31, 1789 - Mar. 16, 1858
Pioneer Baptist, Missionary, Statesman, Founder of Shurtleff CollegeMap (db m62185) HM
11 Missouri, St. Louis, 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
12 Missouri, St. Louis, Bellefontaine Cemetery — Rev. John R. Anderson — 1818 - 1863
Founder Central Baptist ChurchMap (db m62183) HM
13 Missouri, St. Louis, Bellefontaine Cemetery — Robert A. Barnes
Who died Apr. 2, 1892. Aged 84 years. Founder of Robert A. Barnes HospitalMap (db m62190) HM
14 Missouri, St. Louis, 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
15 Missouri, St. Louis, 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
16 Missouri, St. Louis, Bellefontaine Cemetery — Thomas Hart Benton — Statesman — Elizabeth Benton —
. . . Map (db m62116) HM
17 Missouri, St. Louis, 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
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18 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
19 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
20 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 m211828) HM
21 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
22 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
23 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park — Friedrich Hecker
Friedrich Hecker 1848 1861Map (db m219526) WM
24 Missouri, St. Louis, Benton Park — Milkweeds for Monarchs: Th St. Louis Butterfly Project
Fading Flutters Monarch butterflies play an important pollinator role in our ecosystem. Female monarchs only lay their eggs on milkweed plants, and monarch caterpillars feed solely on milkweed. Due to the loss of milkweed, monarch . . . Map (db m219524) HM
25 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
26 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
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27 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
28 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
29 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 . . . Map (db m124464) HM
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
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36 Missouri, St. Louis, Boulevard Heights — River des Peres — Reported damaged
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
37 Missouri, St. Louis, Calvary 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
38 Missouri, St. Louis, Calvary Cemetery — Dred Scott — Born About 1799 — Died Sept. 17, 1858 — Reported permanently removed
[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
39 Missouri, St. Louis, Calvary 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
40 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, . . . Map (db m139705) HM
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 Missouri, 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
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45 Missouri, St. Louis, Central West End — Cathedral Chapel
"The Church is a Temple built of living stones with Jesus Christ it's cornerstone"
In grateful remembrance of our ancestors in faith. The founding members of the St. Louis Cathedral Parish and the "Cathedral Chapel" . . . Map (db m179609) HM
46 Missouri, St. Louis, Central West End — Frank P. Blair, Jr. — Born Feb'y 19, 1821 Died July 8, 1875
This monument is raised to commemorate the indomitable free-soil leader of the West; the herald and standard bearer of freedom in Missouri; the creator of the first volunteer Union army in the South; the Saviour of the state from secession; the . . . Map (db m141261) HM
47 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
48 Missouri, St. Louis, Central West End — In Memory of Delphine Madill — 1905 - 2003
Foundress of The Society of St. Francis de Sales in the United StatesMap (db m237258) HM
49 Missouri, St. Louis, Central West End — Pershing Place
Pershing Place began as Berlin Avenue, delineated between Taylor and Kingshighway on an 1862 land survey at the time of the Civil War. Most of its houses were built at the time of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, when No. 4946 was leased to the . . . Map (db m236902) HM
50 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
51 Missouri, St. Louis, Central West End — Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne — 1769 - 1852
A native of Grenoble and child of the French Revolution, Philippine was attracted to a life of prayer, but also filled with longing to bring God's love to the New World. With great-hearted courage she became a woman of the American frontier in . . . Map (db m236898) HM
52 Missouri, St. Louis, Central West End — Trinity Episcopal Church — An LGBTQ+ Historic Site
Trinity Episcopal Church in the Central West End has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The church is recognized as the first Missouri site for notable LGBTQ+ history. It is . . . Map (db m236901) HM
53 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
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54 Missouri, St. Louis, Clifton Heights — Freedom Is Not Free
. . . Map (db m219024) WM
55 Missouri, St. Louis, Clifton Heights — Veterans Memorial
Thank you for your sacrifice and serviceMap (db m219023) WM
56 Missouri, 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
57 Missouri, 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
58 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
59 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. . . . Map (db m133099) HM
60 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
61 Missouri, 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
62 Missouri, St. Louis, DeBaliviere Place — Where Do We Place Our Public Assets? — History Underfoot: 1872
The proposed site for Forest Park was a 40-minute carriage ride from downtown. To overcome public fears about the land's remote location, park planners guaranteed to make it accessible via inexpensive rail service.Map (db m133317) HM
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63 Missouri, St. Louis, DeBaliviere Place — Where Will Children Play? — History Underfoot: 1906-1909
In the early 1900s, st. Louis had few public playgrounds. Civic reformers hoped that then Model Playground in Forest Park would give city children "a taste of the fresh, pure air of the country."Map (db m133316) HM
64 Missouri, St. Louis, Delmar Loop — Whitey Herzog — Born November 9, 1931
Beloved Cardinals manager Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog enjoyed a solid, eight-year playnig career from 1956-1963, but in his own words, "baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it." He managed the Kansas City Royals to three straight . . . Map (db m124789) HM
65 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 m151832) HM
66 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 m151985) HM
67 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
68 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
69 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
70 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
71 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
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72 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
73 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
74 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 . . . Map (db m141842) HM
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 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
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81 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 m150820) HM
82 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
83 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
84 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 m151825) HM
85 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 CongressmanMap (db m141483) HM
86 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 . . . Map (db m139676) HM
87 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 m209872) HM
88 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
89 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
90 Missouri, St. Louis, Downtown — American Zinc Building
The first tenant here wanted offices signifying its metals business. Thus, this 1967 building is clad in stainless steel. Notice, it is the same material as the Gateway Arch! As stainless steel moves dramatically in hot and cold weather, it is . . . Map (db m151978) HM
91 Missouri, St. Louis, Downtown — An Explosion Saves The City — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near this spot, once the corner of Market and Second streets, a firebreak stopped the flames that threatened St. Louis. In May 1849, a fire started onboard the steamboat White Cloud. Strong winds blew the flames from boat too boat along . . . Map (db m236909) HM
92 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
93 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 m151824) HM
94 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
95 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
96 Missouri, St. Louis, Downtown — Battle of Fort San Carlos — May 26, 1780
1764 - St. Louis is founded by Pierre Laclede Liguest and Auguste Chouteau under a land grant from the King of France. 1770 - Control of St. Louis is transferred from France to Spain. 1779 - Spain supports the Americans in their pursuit of . . . Map (db m219670) HM
97 Missouri, St. Louis, Downtown — Battle of St. Louis — Fort San Carlos
In the late 18th century, the western world was at war. France and their ally Spain were at war with Britain and American colonists along the North Atlantic were fighting a bitter war for their independence. In 1780 The Revolution in the east . . . Map (db m151754) HM
98 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
99 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
100 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

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