“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in West End, Missouri

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Location of West End
    St. Louis (486)
    St. Louis County (416)
    Madison County, Illinois (152)
    St. Clair County, Illinois (108)
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1Missouri (St. Louis), West End — "Butch" O'HareBorn 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), West End — Brett HullBorn August 9, 1964
A right wing with a quick shot and an uncanny ability to score goals, Brett Hull scored 41 times in his first full season with the St. Louis Blues. He then scored over 70 goals in each of the next three seasons, including 1990-91 when he notched 86 . . . Map (db m133107) HM
3Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Carl WimarBorn February 20, 1828
Arriving in St. Louis in 1843, the young immigrant Carl Wimar was enthralled by the Native Americans who camped near the city to trade furs. Wimar returned to Germany in 1852 to study painting at the Düsseldorf Academy, and his work often portrayed . . . Map (db m133111) HM
4Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Elizabeth KeckleyBorn February 1818
Brought to St. Louis in 1847 by her slave owners, Elizabeth Keckley honed her skills as a dressmaker and was able to buy her freedom in 1855. She moved to Washington D.C. in 1860, cultivated an elite clientele, and became the personal dressmaker and . . . Map (db m133114) HM
5Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Helen TraubelBorn June 16, 1899
Born above her father's drugstore at Jefferson and Chouteau Avenues in South St. Louis, heroic-voiced Helen Traubel debuted with the St. Louis Symphony in 1924. To continue her training in St. Louis, she initially declined an offer from New York's . . . Map (db m124892) HM
6Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Henry HamptonBorn January 8, 1940
Filmmaker Henry Hampton was born in St. Louis, attended St. Louis University High School, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1961. Hampton founded Blackside, Inc. in Boston in 1968, which produced over 60 films and nurtured a . . . Map (db m133117) HM
7Missouri (St. Louis), West End — History of the West End
Beginnings Prior to European settlement, what is recognized today as St. Louis was home to various Native American people: first a large Mississippian community numbering in the thousands, and later groups that moved in and out of the area . . . Map (db m169046) HM
8Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Isley BrothersFormed 1954
Starting with their 1959 hit "Shout," the Isley Brothers appeared on the Billboard charts for an incredible seven consecutive decades. Their other hits include the 1962 classic "Twist & Shout," the 1969 Grammy-winner "It's Your Thing," and the 1957 . . . Map (db m133120) HM
9Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Jewels of the City: West End Architecture
West Cabanne Place The West End became notable for its striking architecture. The first street developed was West Cabanne Place, carved from the family farm owned by Francis Cabanne and his nephew, Dr. James Sheppard Cabanne. George . . . Map (db m164640) HM
10Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Movies and Music in the Delmar LoopLoop Trolley — The Pageant Westbound —
From its earliest days, the Delmar Loop was proclaimed for its amazing entertainment. The highly regarded Tivoli Theater focuses on independent films, fan-favorite and spirited midnight specials like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Doors opened in . . . Map (db m133122) HM
11Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Robert DuvallBorn January 5, 1931
Actor Robert Duvall attended high school at the Principia at St. Louis and graduated from nearby Principia College in 1953. He appeared in the classic films "To Kill a Mockingbird," "True Grit" and "MASH" before gaining stardom in the 1970s with . . . Map (db m124891) HM
12Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Robert S. BrookingsBorn January 22, 1850
Robert S. Brookings moved from Maryland to St. Louis in 1867 to take a job as a clerk and became one of the city's most successful businessmen. In 1895 he crowned his business career with the construction of the historic Cupples Station Warehouse . . . Map (db m124890) HM
13Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Ruth Porter Mall Park
The Ruth C. Porter Mall commemorates the life and legacy of Ruth C. Porter, a tireless activist who left an indelible mark on St. Louis and her home, the West End neighborhood. At great personal sacrifice, she dedicated her life to eradicating . . . Map (db m141906) HM
14Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Sara TeasdaleBorn August 8, 1884
Sara Teasdale was born in St. Louis and lived both on Lindell Blvd. and on Kingsbury Place. While attending Mary Institute and Hosmer Hall, she began writing poems. First published in 1907, Teasdale wrote several collections of poetry in the . . . Map (db m125015) HM
15Missouri (St. Louis), West End — St. Philippine Duchesne, RSCJBorn August 29, 1769
Born in Grenoble, France, Rose Philippine Duchesne was drawn to a life of religious service. She led five Religious of the Sacred Heart Nuns to the St. Louis area in 1818, settling in the then frontier town of St. Charles, where Duchesne opened the . . . Map (db m124711) HM
16Missouri (St. Louis), West End — T Bone BurnettBorn January 14, 1948
T Bone Burnett was born in St. Louis and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where he began making records in 1965. He toured in Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue from 1975-76, and in 1980 he released "Truth Decay," the first of several critically . . . Map (db m133119) HM
17Missouri (St. Louis), West End — T. S. EliotBorn September 26, 1888
The grandson of the founder of Washington University, T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis and attended Smith Academy here. He is best known as a poet and critic, and his "The Wasteland" is one of the more influential works of the twentieth century. . . . Map (db m124894) HM
18Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Thomas Hart BentonBorn March 14, 1782
Thomas Hart Benton moved to St. Louis in 1815 and became one of the city's leading citizens. Elected one of Missouri's first two Senators, Benton served five consecutive terms from 1821-1851 and figured prominently in the era's national debates. A . . . Map (db m124784) HM
19Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Walker HancockBorn June 28, 1901
Born and raised in St. Louis, Walker Hancock graduated from Central High School in 1917. A realist sculptor who concentrated on the human form Hancock's works include "Zuni Bird Charmer" at the St. Louis Zoo, "Christ in Majesty" in the National . . . Map (db m133113) HM
Apr. 16, 2021