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Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 1901 Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This home was built when the Central Pacific Railroad was laying tracks across the mountains and valleys from the West and the Union Pacific Railroad was laying tracks coming from the east to build the transcontinental railroad. The home was one of . . . — Map (db m133194) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 1905 - 09 Cherokee — They Chose America — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
The men who used to come home to the town house to your right and to the one that stood on this vacant lot had faced difficult choices when the United States entered World War I in the spring of 1917. Julius Dittmaier was the 21-year-old son of . . . — Map (db m133198) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 1959 Cherokee — The Gilded Age — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
St. Louisans were taking up the new American pastime of bicycling when this storefront was built in 1888. They were reading Walt Whitman's poems in the Leaves of Grass and learning about Theodore Roosevelt's western experiences in Ranch . . . — Map (db m124509) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2201 Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Dr. Richard Kring moved his medical office and pharmacy to this building in 1930. While Kring, who had lived and worked for years in the Soulard neighborhood, was the American-born son of German immigrants, many of his neighbors on Cherokee Street . . . — Map (db m124502) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2215 Cherokee — They Left Their Mark — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
August Hoffman built this handsome, two and a half story town house in 1893. The 45 year-old German immigrant was a bookbinder by profession. He was one of the many tradesmen who took great care to build well designed and crafted homes in South St. . . . — Map (db m124486) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2225 Cherokee — German Bakers — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
The United States was expanding, with the new states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Montana admitted to the Union in 1889. That year, German immigrant George Jost was constructing this combination of storefronts and apartments. Only . . . — Map (db m124477) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2301 Cherokee — German Butcher — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
Following the Civil War, German teenager Charles Zimmermann came to America. He settled in St. Louis and learned the trade of a butcher. In 1881, Zimmerman built a small combination home and store on this block. Though the estimated cost of . . . — Map (db m124476) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 2315-17 Cherokee — The Roaring Twenties — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
It was the Roaring Twenties--with a roller coaster economy, women's skirts getting shorter and shorter, Prohibition was the law, but illegal booze could be found on almost every block -- when these storefronts at 2315-2319 Cherokee were constructed. . . . — Map (db m124470) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 3319 DeMenil Place — The Grandest Home — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
Creole Geminien Beauvais built the largest house in this elegant enclave on this site in the early 1870s. As a teenager, Beauvais had worked in the lucrative fur trade, a source of seed money for many early 19th century entrepreneurs. . . . — Map (db m133132) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — 3322 DeMenil Place — The Lemp Mansion — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
The mysterious Lemp Mansion seems to haunt this street as the house itself is purported to be haunted. The story of this house is inextricably tied to the evocative history of the Lemp Family. In three generations the Lemp family rose from . . . — Map (db m133134) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — A Wealthy Suburb — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
During the 1850's and 1860's, this high ground on the southern outskirts of St. Louis evolved into an enclave of elegant homes. At that time Broadway was known as Carondelet Avenue, and this street, now DeMenil Place, was known as 2nd Carondelet. . . . — Map (db m133199) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — K — At Home On Cherokee — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This townhouse is typical of homes built in working-class neighborhoods during the 1880's. It is tall, narrow and features the then popular mansard roof. The foundation is roughcut stone and the facade is smooth brick with eyebrow arches over the . . . — Map (db m124507) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — T — Bardenheier Row — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This row of five almost identical homes was built in 1884 as investment property by German immigrant Philip Bardenheier. These working-class city houses featured recessed entrances, fully arched doorways and first floor windows. Originally, all five . . . — Map (db m124487) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — B — DeMenil Mansion — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
This imposing Greek Revival Mansion began in 1848 with the construction of a four room farmhouse by Henri Chatillon and his then wife Odile Delor Lux Chatillon. They built their home facing Carondelet Avenue, the road that linked St. Louis with . . . — Map (db m133183) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park — DeMenil Place During The Gay Nineties — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Americans were reading Mark Twain's satire A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court and verses by St. Louisan Eugene Field. Tap dancing Irish-American George M. Cohan was entertaining vaudeville audiences. Americans were singing popular . . . — Map (db m133137) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2621-2623 Cherokee Street — Cherokee Livery
This building, originally known as "Cherokee Livery", was constructed in 1893 for undertaker Paul Buol. The original facade consisted of two large segmental arched bays enclosed with double doors for horse and carriage access. The second story . . . — Map (db m124466) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2639-2641 Cherokee Street — The Vandora Theater
The Vandora Theater was built in 1909 by the Vandora Amusement Company, and designed by architect Otto J. Boehmer. Boehmer, who was born in Warren County, Missouri in 1858, started his career at the building firm of Joseph B. Goesse & Frederick . . . — Map (db m124464) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2701-2703 Cherokee Street — Favorite Amusement Company
The unimproved property located at this corner was purchased by brothers, Harry and Eugene Freund during the Spring of 1909. Three days later, the Freund's were granted a building permit to construct a one-story brick odeon designed by William . . . — Map (db m124461) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2731 Cherokee Street — The Cinderella Building
The Cinderella Building, designed by architect William Wedemeyer was constructed by contractors Joseph G. Bothe and Charles A Welsh in 1913. The property where the building stands was purchased from the Besch family by Harry and Eugene Freund a year . . . — Map (db m124454) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2817 Cherokee Street — Vanderventer Building
On December 6, 1935, Edward A. Vanderventer was granted a permit to demolish a one-story brick residence on this lot. The razed building was one of five identical single story brick residences constructed by John B. Westermeyer in 1892. These . . . — Map (db m124452) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 2831-2835 Cherokee Street — The Thompson Building or Starke's Market
This commercial and residential building was built in 1895 by owner Jeremiah Thompson and building contractor H.R. Becker. Throughout the 1890s Thompson used the space for his butcher shop, while residing on McNair Avenue. In 1911 George W. Starke . . . — Map (db m124449) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — 3354 Iowa Avenue — The Casa Loma Ballroom
The northeast corner of Cherokee Street and Iowa Avenue was the location of the Cinderella Airdome, which opened in 1921. The Airdome, which was an outdoor theater, was operated by Harry and Eugene Freund. The Freunds had built the Cinderella . . . — Map (db m124458) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Benton Park West — Calle Cherokee
Resolution Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis on September 17, 2017 Whereas, in honor of over 40 years of the Hispanic/Latino cultural economic contributions to the revitalization of Cherokee Street and the . . . — Map (db m124614) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Nimνipuu (Nez Perce)
[Traveling?] approximately 2,000 miles from present-day Idaho, four Nimνipuu (Nez Perce) came to St. Louis in the fall of 1831 to the home of William Clark. Feeling pressure from an encroaching white presence in their homeland, these men . . . — Map (db m62061) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — American Elm — Missouri State Champion Tree — Treemendous —
This is to certify that the American Elm described below is the largest known tree of its species in the state of Missouri recorded by Forestry Division, Missouri Department of Conservation Species: Ulmus americana Owner: . . . — Map (db m62186) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Auguste Chouteau
Born September 26, 1740 Died February 24, 1829 Founder of St. Louis — Map (db m62017) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Charles Galloway — 1871 - 1931 — In Memory Of —
. . . — Map (db m62119) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Charlotte Taylor Blow Charless — 1810 - 1905
Foundress of the Charless Home (Formerly the Home of the Friendless) 1853 — Map (db m62117) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Dred Scott — Born About 1799 — Died Sept. 17, 1858 —
[Front] Freed from slavery by his friend Taylor Blow. [Back] Subject of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1857 which denied citizenship to the Negro, voided the Missouri Compromise Act, became one of the events that . . . — Map (db m61970) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — 432 — Edward & Stephen Hempstead Graves — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Son of Stephen & Mary Hempstead Born at New London, Conn. June 3, 1780 Died at St. Louis Aug. 10, 1817. ————— First delegate to Congress from the Territory of Missouri 1812 . . . — Map (db m121828) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Father Thomas Ambrose Butler
Born in Dublin, Irl'd Mar. 21, 1837 Died Sept. 6, 1897 R.I.P. First Pastor of St. Cronan's Church Priest & Poet Ordained in Maynooth Mar. 17, 1864 — Map (db m62045) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Founders of Saint Louis, Missouri — In Commemoration
Buried here are the remains of many men and women who were founders, on 14 February 1764, of the city of St. Louis, including Nicolas Beaugeneau • Jean-Baptiste Bequette (blacksmith) • Jean-Baptiest Bequette (miller) • Margaret Bequette • . . . — Map (db m114595) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Calvary-Bellefontaine Cemetery — Harriet Scott — ca. 1815 - 1860s
American Patriot Wife of Dred Scott Mother of Eliza and Lizzy Co-Plaintiff in the historic Dred Scott Case Your plea for equality was raised in obscurity, but in time it became the rallying cry of a people determined to abolish . . . — Map (db m61991) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Carondelet — Carondelet
Clement DeLore DeTreget could stand up here looking over the gentle sweep of this great River bend, and could see the homes of his village nestled in the sylvan vale below. In 1767, four years after Spain required all west of the River, DeLore, . . . — Map (db m139705) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Carondelet — Carondelet Boat Yards — Life in 1800's Carondelet
The Carondelet Marine Railway and Dock Co. was founded in 1853 to build riverboats. It was later leased by James Eads to build ironclad gunboats for the Union Army. — Map (db m139681) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Carondelet — Carondelet Drum Corps — Life in 1800's Carondelet
The Carondelet Germania Turnverein Drum Corps was formed in 1875 by local German groups to promote social engagement and exercise programs in the community. — Map (db m133470) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Carondelet — Carondelet Hotel — Life in 1800's Carondelet
Built in the 1850's and located on S. Broadway, the Carondelet Hotel housed up to 100 guests as well as the town post office. — Map (db m133469) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Central West End — Gaslight Square — Born late 50's - Died late 60's
For 10 years, Boyle and Olive was the center of St. Louis' entertainment universe. The Square gained its national reputation as a magnet for the beat and the hip. Later, it became home to legendary and local performers in comedy, drama, and jazz - . . . — Map (db m139329) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Columbus Square — AMDG Shrine of St. Joseph — 1844 — On the National Register of Historic Places —
. . . — Map (db m144369) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Compton Heights — Honoring the German-American Press: The Naked Truth Monument
The Preetorious-Schurz-Daenzer Memorial Association commissioned the Naked Truth Monument to honor three St. Louis German Language newspaper editors: Carl Schurz, Emil Preetorious and Carl Daenzer. These former German revolutionaries became American . . . — Map (db m144265) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Covenant Blu-Grand Center — Cadillac-Chrysler Building — Built in 1919
This building, designed by Wm. A. Balsch, Architects, was built by Cadillac Automobile Co., of St. Louis, when it outgrew its building at 2920-22 Locust St. The dealership became Oliver Cadillac in 1927, and remained here through 1930. During . . . — Map (db m133099) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Covenant Blu-Grand Center — Durant-Star Building — Built in 1912
First occupied in 1912, by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and Oldsmobile Co. of St. Louis, then by dealerships for Buick, Nash and Lafayette, this building was a dealership for the Star and the Durant automobiles from 1924 to 1930. In 1920, . . . — Map (db m133098) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Debaliviere Place — "Clang! clang! clang! Goes the trolley!" — Loop Trolley — Forest Park MetroLink —
This station serves as a connector on the Loop Trolley system, taking passengers directly over the MetroLink light rail system. Here at Forest Park and DeBaliviere, visitors can connect to both the Red and Blue Line trains, traveling as far east as . . . — Map (db m141949) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Debaliviere Place — "The Knuckle" — Loop Trolley — Delmar & DeBaliviere —
Called the "knuckle" of the Loop Trolley system, the intersection of Delmar & DeBaliviere is a crucial connector to the neighborhoods and businesses to the community today. This area and others along the 2.2 mile route are the focus of transit . . . — Map (db m141910) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), 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
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
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1990
May - In response to enabling legislation passed during the 1989 Missouri General Assembly session, the project's governmental sponsors (State of Missouri, St. Louis County, and The City of St. Louis) appointed 11 Commissioners, formally . . . — Map (db m142042) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1991
Necessary financing was obtained through the issuance of three series of bonds totaling $258,670,000, at the time, the largest publicly financed project in the State of Missouri. The conceptual design for this facility was accomplished and . . . — Map (db m142044) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1992
The design of the major building systems was completed. The systems include: • 1.7 million square feet of finished space • two 726-foot north-south roof trusses and five 600-foot east-west roof trusses • moveable overhead light grid • . . . — Map (db m142045) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1993
January - Site preparation and final design were completed. March - Construction began of the foundation, anchored by 585 piers drilled into bedrock to provide maximum structural stability. May-July - Bids were received and contracts were . . . — Map (db m141887) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1994
A Workforce Diversity Program was developed with the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists to promote the employment of female and minority workers on the project. Negotiations were begun to relocate the National Football League Los Angeles Rams . . . — Map (db m141884) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1995
The Authority entered into a Relocation Agreement with the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, Football at the New Stadium, Inc., and the Los Angeles Rams Football Company, Inc., for the Rams to relocate to St. Louis. Nearly 1.6 . . . — Map (db m141847) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1996
The new facility receive its permanent occupancy permit for all events from the City of St. Louis after it passed all required safety inspections. The operations of the domed stadium and convention center expansion were turned over to the St. . . . — Map (db m141844) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 1997
The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority voted unanimously to dedicate the park area in honor of Authority Chairman Robert J. Baer. All construction contracts associated with the project were closed out, with no unresolved . . . — Map (db m141842) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 25 Innings = 1 Win — September 11, 1974 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the New York Mets 4-3 in one of the longest games ever, a 25 inning affair at Shea Stadium. — Map (db m133393) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 3,000 Hits — May 13, 1958 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial collected his 3,000th hit off Chicago Cubs pitcher Moe Drabowsky with a pinch-hit RBI double into the left field corner at Wrigley field. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3. — Map (db m133345) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 3,000 Hits — August 13, 1979 — Greatest Moments —
Lou Brock earned the 3,000th hit of his career with a single off Dennis Lamp of the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium. The Cubs were the team that originally traded Brock to the Cardinals in 1964. — Map (db m133397) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 3,000 Strike Outs — July 17, 1974 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson became only the second pitcher in Major League Baseball history to strike out 3,000 batters. Cesar Geronimo of the Reds also became Nolan Ryan's 3,000th victim six years later. — Map (db m133391) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 4 Great Swings — July 8, 1962 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial hit three home runs in three consecutive at-bats in a 15-1 victory vs. the Mets in New York. Musial had hit a home run in his last at-bat on the prior day, resulting in four consecutive home runs over two days. — Map (db m133346) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 5 Shutouts for Jaster — September 28, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
Larry Jaster shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for his Major League Baseball record-tying fifth shutout of the season. — Map (db m133371) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 500 Home Runs — August 5, 1999 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire blasted his 500th career home off Andy Ashby of the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals presented McGwire with a small statue to mark the occasion in a ceremony at home following the game. — Map (db m150820) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 7 Straight for Gibby — October 6, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Gibson won his 7th consecutive World Series game, a streak that started in Game One of the 1964 World Series. He soundly defeated the Detroit Tigers in Game Four by a score of 10-1 but his streak ended when he was defeated in Game Seven 4-1, by . . . — Map (db m133385) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 70 for McGwire — September 27, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire finished a historic season by hitting his record-setting 70th home run. The race for the record between McGwire and Sammy Sosa (66 HR) of the Chicago Cubs brought many fans back to baseball after the 1994 players strike. — Map (db m133425) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 80th MLB All-Star Game — July 14, 2009 — Greatest Moments —
President Barack Obama threw out the first pitch before the American League defeated the National League 4-3, Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford won MVP honors after his leaping catch over the wall made the difference in the game. — Map (db m151825) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Abraham Lincoln Slept Here
Six score and seven years ago Abraham Lincoln slept here In Scott's Hotel on this site October 27, 1847 En route Washington, D.C. as an Illinois Congressman A.D. 1974 — Map (db m141483) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Action and Reaction — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
I am threatened with violence and death because I dare to advocate, in any way, the cause of the oppressed...And I am prepared to abide the consequences. Elijah P. Lovejoy, 1835 Elijah Lovejoy printed his antislavery . . . — Map (db m139676) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Albert Fred Schoendienst — "Red"
St. Louis N.L., 1945-56, 1961-76, 1979-95 New York, N.L., 1956-57 Milwaukee, N.L., 1957-60 Roommate Stan Musial credited him with the "Greatest pair of hands I've ever seen." Sleek, far-ranging second baseman for 18 seasons. Led N.L. in . . . — Map (db m133354) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — All-Stars at Busch — July 12, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals hosted the Major League All-Stars Game in the new Busch Memorial Stadium. With the temperature over 100 degrees, the National League beat the American League 2-1 in 10 innings. — Map (db m133370) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Alston Breaks Barrier — April 13, 1954 — Greatest Moments —
Tom Alston became the first black player for the Cardinals, following in the footsteps of the Brooklyn Dodgers' Jackie Robinson, who broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947 after he was signed by former Cardinals General Manager Branch . . . — Map (db m133342) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — August 1, 1993
The bottom of this plaque indicates the high water mark of the Great Flood of 1993. On this date, the Mississippi River reached 49.58 feet, the highest level ever recorded in the City of St. Louis. — Map (db m141588) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Back-to-Back MVP — November 24, 2009 — Greatest Moments —
Albert Pujols captured his second NL MVP in as many years, making him the first player in team history to receive the honor in back-to-back seasons. Pujols' 2009 honor was the third of his career, tying the franchise mark set by Stan Musial. — Map (db m151824) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Back-to-Back No-Hitters — September 18, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Ray Washburn pitched a no-hitter at Candlestick Park vs. the San Francisco Giants one day after Gaylord Perry pitched a no-hitter vs. the Cardinals in the same series. — Map (db m133378) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Basilica of Saint Louis, King
On this location the first church in St. Louis, a small wood structure was blessed on June 24, 1770. Six years later it was replaced by a larger church of white oak timbers blessed and used for divine service for the first time in early summer of . . . — Map (db m62637) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Big Shot for Big Mac — May 16, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire hit the longest home run at Busch Stadium (1966-2005) a 545 ft. blast off the Marlins' Livan Hernandez. It was hit to dead center field and struck the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sign, which was marked with a large bandage for the rest of . . . — Map (db m133421) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Birds on the Bat — April 8, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
St. Louisans received their first glimpse of the "birds-on-the-bat" jersey in a pre-season game against the Browns. The logo was inspired by table decorations designed by Allie May Schmidt for a men's luncheon in Ferguson, MO attended by Cardinals . . . — Map (db m133446) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Bottomley's 12 RBI's — September 16, 1924 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Bottomley collected 12 runs batted during a 17-3 romp against the Brooklyn Dodgers, which set a National League record for runs batted in during a single game. — Map (db m133450) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Boyer's Grand Slam — October 11, 1964 — Greatest Moment —
With the Cardinals down by three runs in the sixth inning Ken Boyer smashed a grand slam off New York Yankees pitcher Al Downing. The Cardinals went on to win and squared the World Series at two games each. — Map (db m133349) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Brock Surpasses Cobb — August 29, 1977 — Greatest Moments —
Lou Brock broke the Major League Baseball record for stolen bases in a career, held by Ty Cobb, with his 893rd stolen base at San Diego. — Map (db m133394) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Brummer Steals Home — August 22, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
With two outs and the score tied 4-4 in the 12th inning, back-up catcher Glenn Brummer stole home to defeat the San Francisco Giants. Brummer surprised everyone in the ballpark, including manager Whitey Herzog, who said after the game, "It knocked . . . — Map (db m151990) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Busch Memorial Opens — May 12, 1966 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals played their first game at Busch Memorial Stadium before a crowd of 46,048. Lou Brock's bases loaded single in the 12th inning scored the winning run in a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. — Map (db m133369) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Cardinal Red — April 15, 1899 — Greatest Moments —
On Opening Day, the players had new uniforms that featured red trim for the first time. Willie McHale, a writer for the St. Louis Republic overheard a lady fan remark, "What a lovely shade of cardinal" and repeated this on his column the next day. . . . — Map (db m133440) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Carlton Baffles Mets — September 15, 1969 — Greatest Moments —
Steve Carlton struck out 19 Mets batters at Busch Stadium and established a new Major League Baseball record for a nine-inning game. The Cardinals lost the game 4-3, however, as Carlton gave up two home runs to Ron Swoboda. — Map (db m133387) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Chief Pontiac
Here lie the remains of Pontiac, chief of the Ottawa people and leader of the greatest alliance of Native Americans against white expansion in the United States and Canada. Pontiac was born around 1720 and became chief of the Ottawas in 1755. . . . — Map (db m153426) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Circa 1875
Underneath your feet here at Seventh Street, MetroLink winds its way through a railroad tunnel in use since 1875. This double-arched, two-track tunnel was built for freight and passenger train travel from Eads Bridge to the rail yards south of . . . — Map (db m141183) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Circa 1910
In the early 1900s, the Blackwell-Wielandy Book & Stationary Company occupied 700 Washington Avenue. Founder Frank Wielandy planted the seed for over 710 acres of thrift gardens that grew throughout the city by 1921. — Map (db m141139) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Circa 1976
Imagine four towers soaring 26 to 51 stories above the corner of Washington and Seventh Streets. Only one of the envisioned Mercantile Center buildings became reality, which stands in front of you, and was completed in 1976. — Map (db m141140) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Cooper's Shutout — October 8, 1944 — Greatest Moments —
Mort Cooper tossed a 2-0 shutout in Game Five, as the Cardinals took a three games to two lead in the cross-town World Series against the American League St. Louis Browns. — Map (db m133333) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Curves Ahead
In front of you is the iconic Gateway Arch. The natural curve of a hanging chain—a catenary curve—inspired the Arch design. Curves also define the landscape. You may not notice them at first, but there are curves throughout the park. . . . — Map (db m124950) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Double Dose of Dean — September 21, 1934 — Greatest Moments —
Dizzy Dean pitched a 3-hit shutout in the first game of a doubleheader against Brooklyn. Not to be overshadowed, Paul Dean pitched a no-hitter in the second game. After, Dizzy stated "If I'da known he was going to throw one, I'da thrown one too." — Map (db m133460) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Double Grand Slam — April 23, 1999 — Greatest Moments —
Fernando Tatis became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit two grand slams in one inning. He hit both shots off Chan Ho Park of the Los Angeles Dodgers. — Map (db m133426) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Dramatic Flair — October 20, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Edmonds hit a game-winning walk-off home run in the 12th inning of Game Six in the National League Championship Series vs. the Houston Astros to send the series to a decisive Game Seven. — Map (db m151829) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Dred and Harriet Scott
Dred and Harriet Scott filed suit for their freedom at this courthouse in 1846. Their case reached the United States Supreme Court and was decided in 1857. The court ruled that the Scotts and all African Americans were not citizen of the United . . . — Map (db m78845) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Engineers' Club of St. Louis — 1868 1968
At this location on December 2, 1868, the Engineers' Club of St. Louis was founded. This plaque is to commemorate the centennial of the club and to recognize the contribution to our community and nation by St. Louis Engineers during this period. — Map (db m151981) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Enos Bradsher Slaughter — "Country"
St. Louis, N.L. 1938-1953 New York A.L. 1954-1955, 1956-1959 Kansas City A.L. 1955-1956 Milwaukee N.L. 1959 Hard-nosed hustling performer who played the game with intensity and determination. Flat, level wing made him a lifetime .300 . . . — Map (db m133352) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Eugene Field — “The Children’s Poet”
was born here in 1850. He wrote such poems as Little Boy Blue, Wynken, Blyklen and Nod, and The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat. Field was also one of America’s most admired newspaper columnists when he died in 1895. ”Time . . . — Map (db m122224) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
A father and son who worked in this building greatly shaped our nation’s economy. William McChesney Martin, Sr. is credited with helping to write the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, creating the Federal Reserve System. He headed the Federal Reserve . . . — Map (db m122487) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Field House
Home of Roswell Field, attorney in the pivotal Dred Scott freedom suit, has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America . . . — Map (db m122223) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First Conference, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul — 1845 - 1945
The First Conference of The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in the United States was organized here at this venerable cathedral one hundred years ago. The delegates of the Society in convention assembled, Oct. 1, 1945 place . . . — Map (db m124952) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First Harvest — August 16, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
Jim Bottomley became the first player to be called up to the parent club from Branch Rickey's extensive new farm system. This revolutionary approach to player development led to great Cardinals teams in the 20's, 30's and 40's, and changed the . . . — Map (db m133447) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First Hospital West of the Mississippi River
This commemorates the site of the first hospital west of the Mississippi River Founded in 1828 by the Daughters of Charity which became the present day DePaul Health Center The oldest existing Catholic hospital in the . . . — Map (db m151514) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First No-Hitter — July 17, 1924 — Greatest Moments —
Jesse Haines pitched the first no-hitter in Cardinals history, beating the Boston Braves 5-0 at Sportsman's Park. Haines retired the first eight batters, four by strike out, and finished the game by inducing a weak grounder from the Braves' Casey . . . — Map (db m133449) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — First Triple Crown — October 1, 1922 — Greatest Moments —
Rogers Hornsby led the league with 42 home runs, 152 runs batted in, and a .401 batting average and became the Redbirds' first-ever Triple Crown winner. — Map (db m133448) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Five for Musial — May 2, 1954 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial hit five home runs in a doubleheader off New York Giants pitchers John Antonelli, Jim Hearn and Hoyt Wilhelm, setting a major league record for home runs in a single day. — Map (db m133343) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Flooded with Runs — October 19, 1982 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 13-1 in a five-hour rain-delayed game to force a decisive Game Seven in the World Series. Rookie John Stuper pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits. — Map (db m151993) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Forsch is Fantastic — April 16, 1978 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Forsch threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies, winning 5-0 for the first Cardinals no-hitter in St. Louis since 1934. — Map (db m133395) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Forsch Strikes Again — September 26, 1983 — Greatest Moments —
Bob Forsch no-hit the Montreal Expos 3-0 and became the first Cardinals pitcher to throw two no-hitters. Forsch was the only Cardinals pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Busch Stadium (1966-2005). — Map (db m133409) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Fort San Carlos
May 28, 1780 June 17, 1946

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

Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Freed in a Pinch — May 1, 1979 — Greatest Moments —
With the Cardinals down by three, Roger Freed beat the Houston Astros in the 11th inning on a two-out, pinch-hit grand slam home run. — Map (db m133396) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Gateway to the West — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
William Clark's Indian Council Chamber once stood here as the gateway between east and west. After the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Clark became the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the West. From here, he executed the government policy of . . . — Map (db m124953) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — George Harold Sisler — St. Louis - Washington A.L. — Boston N.L. - 1915-1930 —
Holds two American League records, making 257 hits in 1920 and batting .419 in 1922. Retired with Major league average of .341. Credited with being one of best two fielding first basemen in history of game. [Other side:] George Sisler . . . — Map (db m151551) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Gibson Dominates — September 29, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
Having posted a 1.12 earned run average, Bob Gibson was awarded the National League Most Valuable Player Award and became the first Cardinal to win the Cy Young award. Gibson reflected years later, "I'd like to think I'd really perfected my pitching . . . — Map (db m133379) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Gibson Gets Five — June 26, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Memorial Stadium, Bob Gibson pitched his 5th straight shutout. — Map (db m133377) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Go Crazy Folks! — October 14, 1985
Ozzie Smith socked the first left handed home run of his career off Tom Niedenfuer of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the ninth inning to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win in Game 5 of the NLCS, prompting broadcaster Jack Buck to exclaim, "Go Crazy, Folks! Go . . . — Map (db m154064) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Grand Slam in Canada — April 14, 1969 — Greatest Moments —
Dal Maxvill hit a grand slam home run against the Montreal Expos, in the first ever Major League Baseball game in Canada. — Map (db m133386) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Hard-Hittin' Whiten — September 7, 1993 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the Cincinnati Reds, Mark Whiten became the first Cardinals player to hit four home runs in one game. Whiten also collected 12 runs batted in which tied Jim Bottomley's franchise record originally set in 1924. — Map (db m133417) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Heroic Efforts — July 13, 1911 — Greatest Moments —
Two days after being involved in a terrible train crash, in which Cardinals players had served as rescuers, the team beat the Boston Braves 8-6 to climb within two games of first place. — Map (db m133443) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown — Home Run for Lawless — October 21, 1987 — Greatest Moments —
Down two games to one in the World Series, utility infielder Tom Lawless broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning of Game Four when he smashed a three-run homer. The round tripper was just the second for Lawless at the Major League level. — Map (db m133415) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown West — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown West — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown West — Bernie Federko — NHL Career: 1976-1990

14-year NHL Career 369 Goals 761 Assists 1,130 Points Four 100+ point seasons 1st in NHL with 50+ assists in 10 consecutive seasons Led the Blues in scoring nine times 1,000 NHL career games #24 Retired by the Blues - 1991 Hockey . . . — Map (db m141052) HM

Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown West — Brett Hull — NHL Career: 1986 - 2006
20-year NHL Career 741 Goals 650 Assists 1,391 Points Played in eight NHL All-Star Games Scored 50 goals in 50 games twice All-time Blues leading goal scorer with 527 Scored 86 goals in 1990-91 Hart Memorial Trophy - 1991 . . . — Map (db m141051) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Downtown West — Drury Inn
This building was constructed in 1907 as a haven for traveling railroad workers. We are proud to have restored this historic structure and will continue the long standing tradition of providing rooms for the traveler. We wish you a pleasant stay. — Map (db m144599) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? — History Underfoot: 1957
The Steinberg Memorial Skating Rink, built in 1957 was the result of the largest private donation made in the park up to that time. Today, Forest Park Forever established in 1986 raises private funds for park improvements. — Map (db m133311) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — Can the Past Tear Us Apart? — History Underfoot: 1914
Forest Park's most controversial monument was the Confederate Memorial, unveiled in 1914. St. Louis had been torn apart by the Civil War, and many residents objected to a commemoration of the secessionist cause. — Map (db m133304) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — Can We Control Nature? — History Underfoot: 1929, 1931
Begun in 1929, the River des Peres Containment Project channeled the flood-prone river into enormous underground pipes. These tubes run east and south through the park point from a near Des Peres Avenue. — Map (db m139727) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — Elegance and Beauty through the Years
The serpentine wall and Kiener Memorial Entrance to the Zoo were designed by William Bernoudy in 1966. William Bernoudy was a St. Louis-born architect who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s. He played a vital role in the . . . — Map (db m133326) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — Follow the Missouri History Museum — Forest Park
The Missouri History Museum, originally built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, engages visitors in the exciting history of St. Louis from its founding in 1764 up to the present day. Visitors of any age can enjoy a variety of . . . — Map (db m133308) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — General Franz Sigel
To remind future generations of the heroism of the German-American patriots of St. Louis and vicinity in the Civil War of 1861 to 1865 General Franz Sigel — Map (db m124918) WM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — Government Hill — #forestparkforever
This view of Government Hill is a piece of St. Louis history. The area and its features were established after the 1904 World's Fair, but fell into disrepair years later. Forest Park Forever partnered with the City of St. Louis to . . . — Map (db m139731) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — Government Hill & The World's Fair Pavilion — A Landscape and a Heritage Restored — Forest Park —
The World's Fair Pavilion was built in 1909 with proceeds from the 1904 World's Fair held here in Forest Park. Government Hill's colorfully lit fountain and reflecting pool were added in 1930. While the entire area had fallen into disrepair by . . . — Map (db m139730) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — How Do We Divide Our Land? — History Underfoot: 1785
In the late 1700's, St. Louis's Spanish government supplied settlers with grants of land in and around the colonial village. In 1785, Charles Gratiot received a huge tract of land that included much of today's Forest Park. — Map (db m139717) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Forest Park — How Do We Support Culture? — History Underfoot: 1971
Citizens of St. Louis City and County created joint taxing districts for the support of the Art Museum, Zoo, and the Museum of Science in 1971. In the 1980s, voters created new tax districts for the Botanical Garden and History Museum. — Map (db m133307) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Gravois Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Gravois Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Gravois Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Gravois Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Gravois Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Gravois Park — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Kosciusko — Capture of Camp Jackson
The Strength of our Nation is the Union of States To Commemorate The capture of Camp Jackson - May 10 1861 - By - The Missouri Volunteers: First Regiment Infantry - Colonel Frank Blair, Second Regiment Infantry - Colonel Henry . . . — Map (db m139313) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Lafayette Square — 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 . . . — Map (db m140055) HM

Missouri (St. Louis), LaSalle Park — Eat Rite-Diner, St. Louis, Missouri — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Established in the 1940s, the Eat Rite-Diner is one of the few nostalgic Route 66 diners left for great burgers and a friendly atmosphere. — Map (db m139770) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Marine Villa — 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. Louis . . . — Map (db m124506) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Marine Villa — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Marine Villa — Cherokee Cave — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
The caves that riddle the underground of the Soulard and Benton Park neighborhoods served as natural refrigerators for the local breweries. Adam Lemp was aging his German style beer in the cave system beneath your feet even before the California . . . — Map (db m133186) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — 2635 Locust Street — birthplace and boyhood home of T.S. Eliot — 1888-1965 —
Poet Philosopher Literary Critic Dramatist Nobel Laureate — Map (db m145662) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — Cadillac Building — Built in 1916
This building, designed by Nolte and Nauman, Architects, was built for Cadillac Automobile Co. of St. Louis, and remained the St. Louis Cadillac, dealership showroom, through 1919. Cadillac was already a respected luxury car, at the time this . . . — Map (db m133087) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — Camp Jackson — The Civil War in St. Louis
1861 was a year of divided loyalties in St. Louis. Despite a Unionist vote at a state convention, Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson favored the secession of Missouri. To obtain this goal, the Governor ordered some members of the Missouri Volunteer . . . — Map (db m145064) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — Claude Heithaus, S.J.
Claude Heithaus, S.J. (1898-1976) attended Saint Louis University and joined the Society of Jesus in 1920. He later earned his Ph.D. from the University of London. Father Heithaus taught at SLU for several decades. During that time, he founded . . . — Map (db m145065) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — Cole-Standard Building — Built in 1919
This building, designed by Preston Bradshaw, Architect, exemplifies the turmoil and rapid changes, during the years when the automobile was revolutionizing the lives of St. Louisans. Between 1919 and 1935, this building was the home of ten different . . . — Map (db m133089) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — Dodge-Reo Building — Built in 1916
This building, designed by Wm. P. Mahon, Architect, was built two years after John and Horace Dodge commenced producing Dodge Brothers automobiles. The Dodge brothers had previously manufactured motors and transmissions for Ford and Reo. Dodges were . . . — Map (db m133096) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — DuBourg Hall
DuBourg Hall opened on July 31, 1888, bringing all of Saint Louis University's functions, including living quarters for the Jesuit faculty, under one roof. Stretching along Grand Boulevard for 270 feet, the building originally housed classrooms, a . . . — Map (db m145066) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Midtown — Ford Building — Built in 1913
The east side of this building initially housed the B.F. Goodrich Tire dealer for St. Louis and the west side housed General Motor Car Co., the St. Louis Hupmobile dealer. From 1917 to 1934 the building was the home of a Ford automobile . . . — Map (db m133090) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Missouri Botanical Garden — Central Axis
Bald cypress trees frame this majestic vista, further accented by seasonal borders and sensational summer displays. Built in 1917, the unheated pools feature tropical water lilies and giant Victoria water lilies when the water is a consistent 72 . . . — Map (db m121599) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Near North Riverfront — Biddle Street Trailhead
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Gateway Arch • The Gateway Arch is a 630 feet tall stainless steel structure designed by famous architect Eero Saarinen. It symbolizes St. Louis's role as the gateway to the west. • A tram takes . . . — Map (db m144261) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Patch — Dedicated to James B. Eads
. . . — Map (db m139710) WM
Missouri (St. Louis), Patch — Eads' Ironclads — A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri — Missouri Department of Natural Resources —
Carondelet and the Eads Ironclads On Oct. 12, 1851, the USS Carondelet slid down the ways at James Eads' Union Iron Works in the village of Carondelet, south of St. Louis. It was the first ironclad warship built by the United States, . . . — Map (db m139708) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Bob Pettit — Born December 12, 1932
Basketball legend Bob Pettit came to St. Louis with the Hawks in 1955. The ideal power forward, he averaged 26.4 points and 16.2 rebounds per game for his career. Pettit led the Hawks to the NBA Finals four times in five years, and in the 1958 . . . — Map (db m124798) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Cedric the Entertainer — Born April 24, 1964
Berkeley High graduate Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles first performed stand-up comedy at a St. Louis open mic night. His television career began as host of BET's "Comic View" and as co-star of the #1 ranked sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show," for which . . . — Map (db m147811) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Chic Young — Born January 9, 1901
Cartoonist Murat Bernard "Chic" Young grew up in St. Louis at 2248 Oregon Ave. and graduated from McKinley High in 1919. In 1930 Young created "Blondie," a comic strip featuring Blondie Boopadoop and her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead. Readership jumped . . . — Map (db m124799) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Christine Brewer — Born October 26, 1955
Soprano Christine Brewer began her career singing in the choruses of the St. Louis Symphony and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. After winning the Metropolitan Opera auditions and the Richard Tucker Award in 1989, Brewer performed with top symphonies and . . . — Map (db m124781) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Curt Flood — Born January 13, 1938
Proclaimed "baseball's best centerfielder" on a 1968 "Sports Illustraded" cover, three-time All-Star Curtis Charles Flood played 12 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinal. Flood won seven straight Gold Gloves from 1963-1969, hit .293 for his career and . . . — Map (db m124794) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Donny Hathaway — Born October 1, 1945
Soul singer Donny Hathaway grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Vashon High School in 1963. Already an accomplished producer, composer and musician, in 1970 he released the album "Everything Is Everything," which included the R&B hit "The . . . — Map (db m147750) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Doris Roberts — Born November 4, 1925
Actress Doris Roberts was born in St. Louis, but moved to New York with her mother when she was young. In a career that began in 1951, Roberts performed in several Broadway productions and appeared in over 40 films, but was best known for her work . . . — Map (db m124712) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Frankie Muse Freeman — Born November 24, 1916
Frankie Muse Freeman began a celebrated legal career that spanned 60 years when she opened a private practice in St. Louis in 1949 Freeman was lead counsel in the 1954 landmark NAACP suit against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which . . . — Map (db m124783) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Skinker DeBaliviere — Hale Irwin — Born June 3, 1945
After winning the 1967 NCAA Golf Championship, Hale Irwin turned pro in 1964 an later settled in St. Louis. His first PGA Tour Victory came in 1971, and in 1974 he won the first of his 3 U.S. Open championships. A self-taught player, Irwin was known . . . — Map (db m124801) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Clydesdale Stable — Built in 1885
The Clydesdales' stable is the official home of the world-famous eight-horse hitch. Originally used as a private stable for Adolphus Busch's horses, the stable is one of the registered National Historic Landmarks in the Anheuser-Busch brewery . . . — Map (db m133130) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Historic Site — Main Office Building — 721 Pestalozzi Street —
Originally constructed as the Lyon School in 1868 at a cost of $42,000, this building was intended to serve educational needs of the entire far southern and western portions of St. Louis. It was named in honor of Captain Nathaniel Lyon, the . . . — Map (db m133131) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Soulard — Historic Site Brewhouse — Constructed in 1891-1892
The Brewhouse with its dominant clocktower is the heart of the St. Louis brewery. Since 1852 [Additional plaque nearby] Anheuser-Busch Brewery has been designated a Registered National Historic . . . — Map (db m133140) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), The Gate — Dr. Edward A. Doisy
Nobel Laureate Dr. Edward A. Doisy (1893-1986) earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1920. He joined the Saint Louis University faculty in 1923 where he discovered estrogens only a few years later. In 1943, he received the Nobel Price in . . . — Map (db m145661) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), The Gate — Fern and Russell F. de Greeff Park
Fern de Greeff described it as love at first sight when she met her husband, Russell, in 1933. Both had similar upbringings in south St. Louis. On their third date, Rus proposed to Fern, and a year later they were married, marking the start of a . . . — Map (db m147868) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove East — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove East — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove East — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove East — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove East — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), Tower Grove South — 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
Missouri (St. Louis), West End — "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
Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Brett Hull — Born 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
Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Carl Wimar — Born 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 Dόsseldorf Academy, and his work often portrayed . . . — Map (db m133111) HM
Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Elizabeth Keckley — Born 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
Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Helen Traubel — Born 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
Missouri (St. Louis), West End — Henry Hampton — Born 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

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