Monthly Archives: February 2011

Post Office Square – Heart of the Downtown Neighborhood

Spring was in town last week flirting as she is wont to do. With winter at our backs and lurking still on the horizon St. Louisans gratefully took what Spring briefly offered, knowing that she’d return before long to stay. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday St. Louis!

Two hundred and forty-seven years ago today, on February 15, 1764*, fourteen year old Rene Auguste Chouteau arrived at the foot of Market Street (then merely a single break in the four-story bluffs that fronted the Mississippi here) with a … Continue reading

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Preserving & Expanding Upon St. Louis Landmarks

Despite layers of ice and snow that made negotiating city streets and sidewalks challenging, a standing-room-only-crowd gathered Friday in the office of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis ( for historian Robert Moore, Jr.’s fascinating presentation, “Before the Arch: A … Continue reading

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