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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Louis, Missouri

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1Missouri, St. Louis — "Butch" O'Hare — Born March 13, 1914
A U.S. Navy flying ace whose exploits buoyed U.S. morale during WWII, Edward "Butch" O'Hare was born and raised in St. Louis. On February 2, 1942, O'Hare saved an aircraft carrier by single-handedly attacking nine Japanese planes, shooting down five . . . Map (db m133109) HM
2Missouri, St. Louis — "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
3Missouri, St. Louis — "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
4Missouri, St. Louis — "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
5Missouri, St. Louis — 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
6Missouri, St. Louis — 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
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7Missouri, St. Louis — 1876 Lafayette Park Music Pavilion
Help us rebuild the 1876 Lafayette Park Music Pavilion In 1876, over eight thousand people assembled in Lafayette Park for the inauguration of the Lafayette Park Music Pavillion. A thirty piece band entertained the crowd. The bandstand remained . . . Map (db m140055) HM
8Missouri, St. Louis — 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
9Missouri, St. Louis — 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
10Missouri, St. Louis — 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
11Missouri, St. Louis — 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
12Missouri, St. Louis — 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
13Missouri, St. Louis — 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
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14Missouri, St. Louis — 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
15Missouri, St. Louis — 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
16Missouri, St. Louis — 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
17Missouri, St. Louis — 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
18Missouri, St. Louis — 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
19Missouri, St. Louis — 2008 Cherokee — Hard Times - 1933 — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
One-third of the American workforce was unemployed. In January of 1933, anxiety about the economy led to panicked withdrawals from the banks. The anxiety grew into frenzy, and the withdrawals turned into a run on the banks. Banks all over St. . . . Map (db m124506) HM
20Missouri, St. Louis — 2014 Cherokee — Moving Picture Tent — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
There were 10,000 moving picture theaters in the United States in 1909. Half of Americans attended a movie at least once each week, and in some places Americans would pay as much as ten cents admission to see this new form of entertainment. . . . Map (db m124505) HM
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21Missouri, St. Louis — 2125 Cherokee — Through the Years — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
At the dawn of the 20th century, kings, an emperor, a tsar, and a kaiser ruled Europe. Ohio Republican William McKinley was President of the United States. Henry Ziegenhein of 3321 DeMenil Place was Mayor of the City of St. Louis. The population of . . . Map (db m196097) HM
22Missouri, St. Louis — 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
23Missouri, St. Louis — 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
24Missouri, St. Louis — 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
25Missouri, St. Louis — 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
26Missouri, St. Louis — 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
27Missouri, St. Louis — 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
28Missouri, St. Louis — 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
29Missouri, St. Louis — 2635 Locust Street — birthplace and boyhood home of T.S. Eliot — 1888-1965 —
Poet Philosopher Literary Critic Dramatist Nobel Laureate Map (db m145662) HM
30Missouri, St. Louis — 2638-2642 Cherokee Street — The Rathert Building
The double lot where this building sits was purchased July 5, 1867 by Dorothea Rathert from Henry Lipphardt. Rathert occupied a dwelling situated at the rear of the double lot before the present building was constructed. Previous to ordinances . . . Map (db m124465) HM
31Missouri, St. Louis — 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
32Missouri, St. Louis — 2646 Cherokee Street — Mamroth's Tailor Shop
The original building constructed as a dwelling circa 1883, received several layers of additions as the years progressed. The Bogard family first inhabited the home and lived at this address for over twenty years. Musical instrument manufacture, . . . Map (db m124462) HM
33Missouri, St. Louis — 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
34Missouri, St. Louis — 2728 Cherokee Street — Pfeifer's Saloon
Henry Becker was hired in 1895 by H.E. Pfeifer to construct a two story dwelling and store. Becker had recently completed a building employing similar stylistic elements for Jeremiah Thompson at the northwest corner of Cherokee and Oregon. After . . . Map (db m124456) HM
35Missouri, St. Louis — 2730-2734 Cherokee Street — Worth's Store
Designed by architect O. J. Popp, 2730-34 Cherokee Street was constructed in 1921 on land purchased by Harry and Bertha Horowitz from the St. Louis Brewing Association. In 1922 Levy Shoe Store and Walter J. Wolf's ladies' clothing store became the . . . Map (db m124455) HM
36Missouri, St. Louis — 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
37Missouri, St. Louis — 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
38Missouri, St. Louis — 2818-2820 Cherokee Street
On this site in 1891 John B. Westermeyer built five, one-story brick houses, identical to the houses he built across the street in 1892 and just to the west of here on Cherokee Street the same year. Most of the houses on this side of the block were . . . Map (db m124451) HM
39Missouri, St. Louis — 2822-2824 Cherokee — August G. Maass Plumbing Supply
This block, from the alley to the east and Oregon Avenue to the west, was fronted with five one story brick homes. These residences were constructed for John B. Westermeyer in 1891 for speculative purposes. During the Spring of 1924, Harry Mass . . . Map (db m124450) HM
40Missouri, St. Louis — 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
41Missouri, St. Louis — 2838 Cherokee Street — Spicker's Furniture Store
The present building was originally constructed as a dwelling in the Fall of 1893 for Gertrude Muller. During the turn of the twentieth century this city block facing Cherokee Street was largely residential. Once a street car line was established on . . . Map (db m196102) HM
42Missouri, St. Louis — 2846-2850 Cherokee Street — The Montague Building
2846, 2848 and 2850 Cherokee Street were originally constructed as three of a group of five freestanding houses built by John B. Westermeyer in 1891. Two long time residents and later owners of the building were Bertha and Montefiore Montague. They . . . Map (db m196101) HM
43Missouri, St. Louis — 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
44Missouri, St. Louis — 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
45Missouri, St. Louis — 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
46Missouri, St. Louis — 3014-26 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1905
Constructed by Pelligreen Construction. Henry Hackman Hardware opened for business here just after the building's construction. The first business to occupy the corner storefront at Grand and Arsenal was the popular Sebastian's Candies & Ice Cream . . . Map (db m124432) HM
47Missouri, St. Louis — 3101-13 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
Designed by the architectural firm of Eames and Young, whose work also includes the Palace of Education at the 1904 World's Fair, buildings at Cupples Station, the Masonic Temple on Lindell, and the Marquette Building. Home to the first theater in . . . Map (db m124431) HM
48Missouri, St. Louis — 3121-23 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1907
Designed by Leo Rottler for the Kleekamp Bros. Piano Co. which occupied the first floor storefront. The second and third floors contained Kleekamp's Hall, which served as a performance space for music students and a venue for community meetings.Map (db m124430) HM
49Missouri, St. Louis — 3127 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1908
Constructed by Henry Brocker based on designs by the architectural firm of Matthews & Clarke. Known as "The Rain Stick" building because of its first occupant, Louis Onimus' umbrella business. In the 1940s and 1950s, the building housed a Kroger . . . Map (db m124429) HM
50Missouri, St. Louis — 3137-39 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1907
Constructed for baker Henry Mausshardt by William Gruenwald. A succession of other bakers used the space until the late 1990s. The building was also occupied by pharmacist Jacob Scheu who opened a drug store here shortly after the building's . . . Map (db m124433) HM
51Missouri, St. Louis — 3141-45 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
Designed by William Lucas and constructed by William Gruenwald. The first restaurant located here was a delicatessen owned by German immigrant Hieronymus Bernhard. The second floor of the building was occupied by a mix of residents and commercial . . . Map (db m124436) HM
52Missouri, St. Louis — 3151-57 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1911
Constructed by H. Hess. This building originally housed two different storefronts, evident in the angled entrances at its northeast and southeast corners. It was the original home of Tower Grove Bank, which opened the year the building was completed.Map (db m169560) HM
53Missouri, St. Louis — 3159-61 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1894
Constructed by a builder named Eicholz, this is the oldest building within the district. Originally constructed as a four-family flat it was later converted into two commercial spaces on its ground floor. Home to Haun Oyster & Ice Cream during the . . . Map (db m124437) HM
54Missouri, St. Louis — 3163 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1908
Designed by the architectural firm of Wessbecher & Hillebrand and constructed for Bloemker & Son, Embalmers and Undertakers. The garage at the rear of this building was used for storage and possibly as the company's embalming parlor.Map (db m124438) HM
55Missouri, St. Louis — 3179-89 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1916
Constructed by George Moeller and designed by noted architect Otto Wilhelmi (who also designed the nearby Strassberger Conservancy and multiple prominent homes in Compton Heights). Some of the businesses that once operated here include The Blue Bird . . . Map (db m169559) HM
56Missouri, St. Louis — 3190-98 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1906
Designed by architect W.A. Lucas. This building's original tenant was a barbershop and has remained the same for over 110 years.Map (db m124439) HM
57Missouri, St. Louis — 3191 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1910
Constructed by William Schmidt. This two-story building was home to Herman Koenig's tailoring, cleaning and dyeing business, Joseph Elke's Tire Company, Tevis Radio & Appliance and the original location of Pho Grand Restaurant. "H. Koenig" is still . . . Map (db m124440) HM
58Missouri, St. Louis — 3197-99 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1909
Constructed by Chapman Realty and Construction Co. and designed by architect Oscar Greishorn. This building features terra cotta cornice ornamentation in the shape of lions' heads. Orpheum Cleaners has been a neighborhood landmark here since the . . . Map (db m124441) HM
59Missouri, St. Louis — 3201-3 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1906
Constructed by Ernest J. Lay and based upon the design of architect William F. Holtman. The first occupant was German-born baker John. H. Waldeck.Map (db m124442) HM
60Missouri, St. Louis — 3212-26 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1915
Constructed by B.J. Charleville and based on plans by prominent architect Preston J. Bradshaw, whose better known commissions include The Chase Hotel, the Coronado Hotel, the Mayfair Hotel, and the Paul Brown Building.Map (db m124443) HM
61Missouri, St. Louis — 3232-34 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1906
Designed by architect Leo Rottler and constructed by Ernest J. Lay and Sons. This building was the first home of Jay International Foods in the 1970s.Map (db m124444) HM
62Missouri, St. Louis — 3238-46 South Grand Boulevard — Built 1911
Designed by architect Frank Saum, who in partnership with his brother built and gave his name to the Saum Hotel (1919 S. Grand, now Saum Apartments). The storefront was home to one of several Kroger grocery locations in the district, as well as the . . . Map (db m124445) HM
63Missouri, St. Louis — 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
64Missouri, St. Louis — 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
65Missouri, St. Louis — 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
66Missouri, St. Louis — 3409 California Avenue — Hess Hardware
The present three story building was designed by August Foell and constructed for Henry W. Heuermann in 1894. Heuermann occupied the north portion as a dry goods store for several years. On January 14, 1908, Heuerman received a permit to remodel the . . . Map (db m196100) HM
67Missouri, St. Louis — 3609-13 Juniata Street — Built 1927
Constructed by Huger & Bueckler based on plans by architect O.J. Krieg. Completed two years before the onset of the Great Depression, this building represents the end of the building boom that resulted in the construction of most of the South Grand . . . Map (db m124448) HM
68Missouri, St. Louis — 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
69Missouri, St. Louis — 4446 Westminster Place — teenage home of T.S. Eliot — 1888-1965 —
Poet Philosopher Literary Critic Dramatist Nobel Laureate Map (db m169035) HM
70Missouri, St. Louis — 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
71Missouri, St. Louis — 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
72Missouri, St. Louis — 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
73Missouri, St. Louis — 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
74Missouri, St. Louis — 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
75Missouri, St. Louis — A Century of Free Flight
The 1904 World's Fair Flight Cage was built by the Smithsonian Institution for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis - the 1904 World's Fair. At that time it was the largest bird cage ever built, and it proved to be one of the most popular . . . Map (db m189224) HM
76Missouri, St. Louis — A Fair Legacy: The Art Museum — History Underfoot: 1907
The Palace of Fine Arts was the only major pavilion at the 1904 World's Fair designed as a permanent structure. In 1907, St. Louis passed a tax to create the municipally supported City Art Museum.Map (db m133303) HM
77Missouri, St. Louis — A Fair Legacy: The Jefferson Memorial — History Underfoot: 1913
The Jefferson Memorial home of the Missouri Historical Society stands on the site of the main entrance of the 1904 World's Fair. Constructed with funds from the fair, the building was the nation's first monument to Thomas Jefferson.Map (db m133314) HM
78Missouri, St. Louis — A Fair Legacy: The Zoo — History Underfoot: 1913
The Smithsonian Institution constructed a great iron birdcage as part of its exhibits at the 1904 World's Fair. In 1913, after the Smithsonian had sold it to the city, the structure became the nucleus of the new St. Louis Zoo.Map (db m139725) HM
79Missouri, St. Louis — 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
80Missouri, St. Louis — Aaaaallllll Aboard! — Loop Trolley — Delmar Loop Metrolink —
The 1928 Wabash Station was once served by the "Delmar" and "City Limits" streetcar lines, buses, and the Wabash railroad's intercity and commuter trains. When St. Louis decommissioned its Delmar streetcar #10 in 1964, service ended on what is now . . . Map (db m144364) HM
81Missouri, St. Louis — 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
82Missouri, St. Louis — 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
83Missouri, St. Louis — Al MacInnis — NHL Career: 1981-2004
23-year NHL Career 340 Goals 934 Assists 1,274 Points Played in 13 NHL All-Star Games Stanley Cup Champion - 1989 Conn Smythe Trophy - 1989 Norris Trophy - 1999 7-Time NHL Hardest Shot winner Olympic Gold Medalist - 2002 #2 . . . Map (db m141054) HM
84Missouri, St. Louis — 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
85Missouri, St. Louis — Alexander von Humboldt
In honor of the most accomplished traveller of this or any other ageMap (db m169659) HM
86Missouri, St. Louis — 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
87Missouri, St. Louis — Aloe Plaza — The Meeting of the Waters
This fountain by the sculptor Carl Milles symbolizes the union of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers · The two central figures represent the two great rivers while the lesser water creatures suggest the many tributaries and streams · Milles . . . Map (db m62213) HM
88Missouri, St. Louis — 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
89Missouri, St. Louis — 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
90Missouri, St. Louis — 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
91Missouri, St. Louis — 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
92Missouri, St. Louis — 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 . . . Map (db m162193) HM
93Missouri, St. Louis — Apotheosis of St. Louis, 1904-1906 — W. R. Hodges after a design by Charles Henry Niehaus — Bronze and Limestone —
This large sculpture portrays King Louie IX of France [1214-70], the namesake of the City of St. Louis, as a Christian soldier. His "apotheosis' or ascendance to the divine realm is suggested by the sword in the form of a cross and the energetic . . . Map (db m181257) HM
94Missouri, St. Louis — Are Trees and Lawns Enough? — History Underfoot: 1911 - 1915
Parks Commissioner Dwight Davis thought that St. Louisans needed more opportunities for organized recreation. During his tenure, Davis built tennis courts, athletic fields, and a public golf course in Forest Park.Map (db m139722) HM
95Missouri, St. Louis — 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
96Missouri, St. Louis — 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
97Missouri, St. Louis — Auguste Chouteau
Born September 26, 1740 Died February 24, 1829 Founder of St. LouisMap (db m62017) HM
98Missouri, St. Louis — 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
99Missouri, St. Louis — 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
100Missouri, St. Louis — 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

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