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St. Louis Missouri Historical Markers

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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
"Butch" O'Hare Marker
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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 m133430) HM
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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 m133467) HM
Missouri, 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 of . . . — Map (db m133194) HM
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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. Louis . . . — Map (db m124506) HM
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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 St. . . . — Map (db m124486) HM
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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 J. . . . — Map (db m124464) HM
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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 m133427) HM
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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 m133437) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — A Fair Legacy: The Art Museum — History Under Foot: 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 — A Fair Legacy: The Jefferson Memorial — History Under Foot: 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Auguste Chouteau
Born September 26, 1740 Died February 24, 1829 Founder of St. Louis — Map (db m62017) HM
Missouri, 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 m133438) HM
Missouri, 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
Missouri, 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
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 m133403) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? — History Under Foot: 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 — Can the Past Tear Us Apart? — History Under Foot: 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 — 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 m51474) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 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 — 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 m124795) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — Charles Galloway — 1871 - 1931 — In Memory Of —
. . . — Map (db m62119) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 m124792) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 m133432) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 . . . — Map (db m61970) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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. 2007 National Park . . . — Map (db m122223) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 m133408) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 ended legal . . . — Map (db m124783) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — Gateway to the West
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 tribal . . . — Map (db m124953) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 m133360) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — 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 — Historic Site Brewhouse — Constructed in 1891-1892
The Brewhouse with its dominant clocktower is the heart of the St.Louis brewery. Since 1852 [Additonal plaque nearby] Anheuser-Busch Brewery has been designated a Registered National Historic . . . — Map (db m133140) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — 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 — How Do We Support Culture? — History Under Foot: 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 — How Do We Take Care of One Another? — History Under Foot: 1919
In 1919, the Red Cross and the City Parks Department opened a vacation village for families who could not afford to leave town on vacation. The village offered tents, playgrounds, a mess hall, and a first aid station. — Map (db m133313) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — How Do We Understand the Past? — History Under Foot: 1901
The excavation of six Indian mounds during preparations for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition reminded St. Louisans that others had occupied Forest Park's land long before the city itself came into being. — Map (db m133302) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — How Else Can a Park Serve Its Community? — History Under Foot: 1911-1950s
For over forty years, St. Louis police suspended the city's park curfew during summer heat waves. Many St. Louisans remember fondly the camaraderie of sleeping in Forest Park during those pre-air-conditioned days. — Map (db m133315) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — If These Walls Could Talk? They Can. — Welcome to the Cherokee-Lemp History Walk — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District —
Mini-histories are displayed in the windows, on fences, and on walls of 43 buildings along DeMenil Place and Cherokee Street. They tell the stories of the early settlers of this area, about the craftsmen who built these homes, about the people who . . . — Map (db m124467) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — In 1860 A Scholarly Neighborhood — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
The population of the United States and its territories was less than 34 million people in 1860 — and the nation was tearing itself apart along the lines of Free States and those that allowed slavery. News of impending civil war pushed . . . — Map (db m124475) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — In Memory of Robert E. Lee
Engineer, St. Louis Harbor 1837-1841 His engineering genius was responsible for moving the Mississippi River Channel back to the St. Louis shore, preserving the city as a river port. Erected by the Missouri Committee R. E. Lee Memorial . . . — Map (db m4946) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — F — International Shoe — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
"Lemp Brewing Plant Sold at 'Eight Cents on the Dollar.'" headlined at a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article reporting the sale at auction of this huge brewery complex on June 28, 1922. The passage of the Eighteenth Amendment — . . . — Map (db m133192) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Isley Brothers — Formed 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
Missouri, St. Louis — Jack Buck — August 21, 1924 - June 18, 2002
This statue, unveiled August 30, 1998, features jack in his favorite spot...behind the microphone. "The Voice of the Cardinals" broadcasted more than 6,500 games. Member of 11 Halls of Fame including baseball, football, and radio. One of the . . . — Map (db m133364) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — James MacCash
Born Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland August 16, 1834 Died St. Louis, Missouri December 27, 1922 Founder of the Order of Scottish Clans at St. Louis on November 30, 1878 To commemorate a noble achievement and as a reverent . . . — Map (db m62079) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — James Thomas Bell — "Cool Papa" — Negro Leagues 1922-1950 —
Combined speed, daring and battling skill to rank among best players in Negro Leagues. Contemporaries rated him fastest man on base paths. Hit over .300 regularly, topping .400 on occasion. Played 29 summers and 21 winters of professional baseball. . . . — Map (db m133359) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean — St. Louis N.L., 1932-1937 — Chicago N.L., 1939-1941 —
One of four N.L. Pitchers to win 30 or more games under modern regulations. Pitched in 1934 (St. L.) 1938 (Chicago) World Series. Led League in Strikeouts 1932-33-34-35. Single Game Record with 17, July 30, 1933. First pitcher to make two hits in . . . — Map (db m133350) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — John B. Meachum — 1780 [sic - 1789] - 1854
African Founder & Pastor 1817 - 1854 First Baptist Church west of the Mississippi River — Map (db m62184) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — John Mason Peck — Oct. 31, 1789 - Mar. 16, 1858
Pioneer Baptist Missionary, Statesman, Founder of Shurtleff College — Map (db m62185) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Joseph Pulitzer — April 10, 1847 - October 29, 1911
Founder of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, publisher of the New York World, donor of the School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York, and the Pulitzer Prizes for the Advancement of American Journalism and Letters. “Passionate devotee . . . — Map (db m124769) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Judy Rankin — Born February 18, 1945
St. Louis-born golf prodigy Judy Torluemke began playing at age 6 and honed her skills at the "Triple A" golf course in Forest Park. Described as one of the best prospects ever in a 1961 "Sports Illustrated" cover article, she turned pro in 1962 and . . . — Map (db m124932) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Kresko Family Victorian Garden
During the late 1700s, geometric-style gardens were popular in England. Victorians favored elaborate and colorful combinations in these formal gardens, lined with bold and brightly colored plants. Foliage and succulents were typically combined . . . — Map (db m121587) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — La Grande Rue — First Street
English La Grande Rue, la Rue Principale or La Rue Royale (“Royal Street” or First Street) was considered “Main Street” of Colonial-era St. Louis. Residences and businesses that lined Rue Royal had the best locations . . . — Map (db m78842) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — La Rue Missouri — Chestnut Street
English La Rue Missouri (Chestnut Street), probably named for the Missouria Indians, rather than the river, was the first cross-street north of Market, and several leading families lived nearby - including Madame Marie Therese Chouteau, her . . . — Map (db m78870) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Laga's Legacy — September 15, 1986 — Greatest Moments —
In a game against the New York Mets, Cardinals player Mike Laga hit the only ball to leave Busch Stadium (1966-2005). The left-hander crushed a foul ball that sailed through an arch approximately two-thirds of the way down the first base line. — Map (db m133411) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Lee Falk — Born April 28, 1911
Writer and cartoonist Lee Falk, originally named Leon Harrison Gross, was born and raised in St. Louis. Falk created and wrote the comic strip "Mandrake the Magician," which debuted in 1934 and featured a stage magician who used hypnosis and magic . . . — Map (db m124785) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Lewis and Clark and St. Louis Riverfront
The Return of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Michael Haynes "We Arrived in Sight of St. Louis" At about noon on September 23, 1806, five dugout canoes and a larger boat called the "White Pirogue" rounded the bend of the Mississippi River to . . . — Map (db m40810) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — R — Life In The Fifties — Cherokee-Lemp Historic District
Due to the housing shortage that had developed during the Depression and World War II, the Antique Row neighborhood was a crowded and busy community during the 1950's -- when Larry Akley grew up here. "We lived in the upstairs flat. It had . . . — Map (db m124503) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Like it Oughta Be — April 8, 1996 — Greatest Moments —
Busch Stadium (1966-2005) opened to celebrate its 30th anniversary with natural grass and a more traditional "ballpark green" color scheme. This ended the era of artificial turf, which was used from 1970-1996 to accommodate both baseball and . . . — Map (db m133419) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Locomobile Building — Built in 1913
This building initially served as the St. Louis dealership for the Locomobile automobile. The structure later housed the dealership for the Davis Six and Maibohm automobiles. The Locomobile, a massive luxury car, was manufactured from 1899 to 1929 . . . — Map (db m133093) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Louis Clark Brock — Chicago N.L., 1961-1964 — St. Louis N.L., 1964-1970 —
Baseball's all-time leader in stolen bases with 938. Set Major League record by stealing over 50 bases 12 times and N.L. record with 118 steals in 1974. Led N.L. in stolen bases 8 times. Collected 3,023 hits beating 19 year career and holds World . . . — Map (db m133356) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Max Starkloff — Born September 18, 1937
Disabled in an auto accident in 1959, lifelong St. Louisan Max Starkloff never surrendered to dependence or inaction. In 1970 he co-founded Para-Quad, a pioneering center for independent living, and in 2003 he co-founded the Starkloff Disability . . . — Map (db m124796) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — McGwire Tops Maris — September 8, 1998 — Greatest Moments —
Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' single-season home run record with his 62nd homer vs. the Chicago Cubs. The game was halted for 11 minutes while McGwire jumped into the seats to salute to the family of Roger Maris, whose record of 61 home runs in . . . — Map (db m133424) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Medwick is King — October 3, 1937 — Greatest Moments —
Joe Medwick won the National League Triple Crown. He hit 31 home runs, had 154 runs batted in, and batted .374 for the season. — Map (db m133463) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! — Loop Trolley — Missouri History Museum —
Since the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Forest Park has been a St. Louis treasure and top tourist destination. Known as the crown jewel of the Midwest, 13 million people visit the the 1,300-acre park each year. The park includes 170 acres of . . . — Map (db m133309) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Mel Bay — Born February 25, 1913
Mel Bay bought his first guitar at age thirteen, taught himself to play and was performing publicly within a few months. He moved to St. Louis in 1933, where he fronted his own trio and taught up to 100 students per week. In 1947 Bay published his . . . — Map (db m124803) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Mendenhall Building — Built in 1914 and 1924
The eastern, two level portion of this building was built in 1914 and for two years was the home of the Hudson-Phillips Motor Car Co. In 1916, Mendenhall Motor Co. opened its Ford dealerships in the building. In 1924, Mendenhall added the matching, . . . — Map (db m133085) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Merchant Laclede Building
The eight-story Merchant Laclede Building named after the merger of two of its bank tenants, is an early example of St. Louis’ tall fireproof office buildings. Completed in 1889, some of its offices contain fireplaces. The building was designed . . . — Map (db m78872) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Miles of Steamboats — Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
St. Louis was the third busiest port in the United States during its 1830s to 1850s heyday. Steamboats waiting to load and unload their cargo lined up for miles along the Mississippi River. Field calls of dockworkers filled the air. You might have . . . — Map (db m124954) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Model of Consistency — September 29, 1963 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial played his last game singling in the 4th inning off Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Jim Maloney for his 3,630th hit. Musial displayed amazing consistency throughout his career finishing with exactly half of his hits at home (1,815) and half . . . — Map (db m133347) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Moon Building — Built in 1917
From 1917 through 1929, this building was the St. Louis dealership for Moon automobiles. In later years, the dealership included a building across the alley, which faced Washington Ave. The Joseph W. Moon Buggy Co., commenced manufacturing . . . — Map (db m133097) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Movies and Music in the Delmar Loop — Loop 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
Missouri, St. Louis — Museum Building
Constructed between 1859 and 1860, this neoclassic building is one of only five original structures at the Garden by Henry Shaw. While the exterior was designed by George l.Barnett, the interior resembles Museum No. 2, the Economic Botany Museum at . . . — Map (db m78882) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Musial Ends Marathon — July 12, 1955 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial's 12th inning home run gave the National League a 6-5 win over the American League in the All-Star game in Milwaukee. — Map (db m133344) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Musial is Amazing — October 3, 1943 — Greatest Moments —
Stan Musial won his first National League Batting Title with a .357 average and was named the National League's Most Valuable Player for the 1943 season. — Map (db m133338) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Nash Building — Built in 1920
From 1920 through 1931 this building was the home of Southwest Nash Co., a dealership for Nash automobiles, Nash Trucks, and Ajax Automobiles. From 1932 through 1934 this building housed Southwest Willys Co., a dealership for Willys Overland . . . — Map (db m133092) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — Nathaniel Lyon
August 10 1861 Lyon — Map (db m51475) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — New Country, New Rules
From the French-style log home that once stood here, territorial governors shifted the style of government from Spanish to American. They set up new laws, a new legal system, and divided the area into counties. General James Wilkinson and Meriwether . . . — Map (db m124955) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — NL Membership — April 12, 1892 — Greatest Moments —
St. Louis' membership in the National League officially began on this date, when 8,640 fans saw the National League St. Louis Browns lose on Opening Day to the Chicago Colts by a score of 14-10. — Map (db m133439) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — September 18, 1943 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals swept the Chicago Cubs at Sportsman's Park to claim their second National League pennant in as many years. The Redbirds would again battle the New York Yankees in the World Series, but were defeated four games to one. — Map (db m133332) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — October 3, 1946 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-4 to win the first-ever National League pennant playoff series. Harry Brecheen struck out the final two batters, which silenced the crowd at Ebbets Field and propelled the Cardinals into the World Series. — Map (db m133339) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — September 15, 1968 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals clinched the National League pennant with a 7-4 victory over the Astros in Houston. Curt Flood led the charge with five hits and Roger Maris smashed his last career home run (275) in the earliest National League clincher since 1955. — Map (db m133380) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — October 16, 1985 — Greatest Moments —
Jack Clark blasted a 450 ft. three-run game-winning home run in Game Six at Los Angeles off Dodgers pitcher Tom Niedenfuer to win the National League pennant. Clark said, "I knew it was going to be a home run. That was for my teammates." — Map (db m133410) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — October 14, 1987
The Cardinals shut out the San Francisco Giants 6-0 in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series to advance to their third World Series in six years. — Map (db m133414) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — October 21, 2004 — Greatest Moments —
The Cardinals defeated the Houston Astros in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series behind Scott Rolan's 2-run home run in the sixth inning off Roger Clemens. It was a first World Series appearance for the Cardinals in 17 years. — Map (db m133433) HM
Missouri, St. Louis — NL Pennant — September 26, 1930 — Greatest Moments —
At the age of 37, Jesse "Pop" Haines defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates to clinch the team's third National League pennant with a 10-5 victory. — Map (db m133457) HM

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