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Things to Do, Places to Go and Other Great Stuff

By Bill Beggs Jr.

St. Louis has a storied past and a bright future. But today is the very best day to be in the Gateway City. We’ve compiled 101 reasons why it’s wonderful to be right here, right now, in River City.

But first, how could we possibly decide what did and didn’t make the list? Well, it’s not really a list. Items are in no particular order. There are probably hundreds of candidates at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial alone, what with the Museum of Westward Expansion, the rolling grounds and proximity to the riverfront—and, oh yes, the Gateway Arch itself.

Incomparable things can’t be compared—like in the apples-to-oranges conundrum, we won’t put Bissinger’s against Ted Drewes, toasted ravioli from Pasta House up next to Imo’s thin-crust pizza, Schlafly’s products side by side with anything brewed on Pestalozzi Street, or attempt comparing Boeing to Monsanto or SLU to Wash U. What criteria should we use to determine which O’Fallon is growing faster, the Missouri or Illinois ’burb?

Can’t be done. Shouldn’t try. ’Nuff said.

Another caveat: The St. Louis Business Journal and St. Louis Magazine, more than likely among other fine publications here and elsewhere, have put together compendia of products made in the greater St. Louis region. Doctors and lawyers have had their month in the spotlight. Lists have been compiled of corporate successes based on the balance sheet. But how does one truly measure how Build-A-Bear Workshop stacks up against Ameren Corp.? It’s that apples and oranges thing again—fruitless, that is.

So, bear with us while we attempt to humor you with a largely subjective, certainly eclectic, collection of 101 things that make our region like none other—whether you call it St. Louie, The Gateway City, The Lou, River City—or St. Louis.

Awe-Inspirers

The Gateway Arch
At 630 feet, the Eero Saarinen-designed arch is the nation’s tallest man-made monument. It is an icon, much like the Statue of Liberty for New York City and the Eiffel Tower for Paris. No other structure in the City may be built to exceed its height. And few other cities in the country can lay claim to such an elegant focal point.

The “New” Cathedral
The largest collection of mosaic art in the world graces the walls and ceilings of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in the Central West End neighborhood.

The Wainwright Building
World-renowned architect Louis Sullivan designed this red-brick structure, widely regarded as the world’s first skyscraper. At 10 stories with a steel frame, it was completed in 1891.

Forest Park
One of the region’s most treasured resources and home to cultural institutions including the Art Museum and Missouri History Museum, the park was designed in the 1870s as one of a string of parks along a line defined by Kingshighway. Carondelet and O’Fallon parks were part of the original plan. At 1,293 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City.

The MUNY
The Municipal Opera, the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor theater, is among the many attractions in and around Forest Park. Site of performances ranging from rock concerts to Broadway productions, The MUNY always has boasted a section of first-come, first-served seating free of charge to the public.

Business As Unusual

Eight St. Louis Companies are in the Fortune 500. Twenty companies with headquarters in St. Louis are in the Fortune 1000. And 10 companies on the Forbes list of “The Largest Private Companies” are based here as well.

Just to list those in the Fortune 1000 would take up more numbers—not to mention space—than we can spare (we haven’t even broached the subjects of education, neighborhoods and those two muddy rivers that course through the region).

In alphabetical order, the Fortune 500 companies are:

Ameren Corp.
Anheuser-Busch
Charter Communications
Emerson Electric
Express Scripts
Graybar Electric
Monsanto Co.
Peabody Energy


Hometown products range from national name-brand candies and medicines to artificial turf. To highlight just a few:

AstroTurf
Budweiser
Buss fuses
Celebrex
Fleischmann’s Yeast
GermX
Magic Chef ranges
NutraSweet
Pet milk
Purina dog and cat food
Rawlings sporting goods
Rold Gold pretzels
Roundup
Southern Comfort liquor
SweeTARTS


Largest Concentration of Securities firms in the U.S. outside NYC

St. Louis is headquarters to the largest concentration of securities firms in the United States outside New York City. When one adds up the financial heft of the companies based here, no other city even comes close—including Chicago and Los Angeles. One of the companies in the alphabetical list below is proud owner of the nameplate of the downtown arena formerly known as Savvis Center, where The Blues hit the ice. Another has its name on the dome where The Rams play. (Respectively, they would be Scottrade Center and The Edward Jones Dome.):

A.G. Edwards
Edward Jones
Scottrade
Stifel Nicolaus & Co.


A Life—and Lifestyle— of Great Quality


As a famous banker once said: There are lies, damned lies—and statistics. Making comparisons of different areas when it comes to cost of living is not very hard. That is, compared to finding a place on the scale for such esoterica as “Quality of Life”—which is like trying to thumbtack a stick of butter to the bulletin board. Still, the region fares well in many categories that could be considered subjective, such as the weather.

“Four Real Seasons”
St. Louisans say that if you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes. That’s an exaggeration much of the time—but not when thunderstorms are forecast. The region enjoys all four seasons, each usually for long enough that residents can’t wait until the next one rolls around. Spring can be delightful, autumn brings fall colors right up there with New England, and winter rarely sees a snowfall of more than six inches at a time. Summertime is when you hear “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Still, compared to many areas of the country, citizens can hold off on air conditioning or heating for awhile longer, saving on power and gas bills.

Statistically speaking, here’s how hot it got in 2005—and how cold: There were 37 or so days above 90Þ; with July’s high averaging 89.8Þ. And there were fewer than 25 days with temperatures below 32Þ Fahrenheit.

Affordability
St. Louis boasts the fourth-lowest cost of living among the nation’s 20 largest metropolitan areas, according to fourth-quarter 2006 stats from the Council for Community and Economic Research.

Housing
St. Louis housing ranks as the second most affordable among the top 20 large metropolitan areas in the country, according to third-quarter 2006 figures from the National Association of Home Builders.

A 2006 Expansion Management survey ranked St. Louis No. 3 for “Overall Quality of Life” among metropolitan communities with military populations of 10,000 to 19,999.

St. Louis ranked No. 18 in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s first-ever list of “50 Smart Places to Live”. The 2006 ranking considered criteria including median home price, cost of living, economic vitality, education, healthcare, local arts scene, and recreational facilities.

Forbes magazine ranked the culture in St. Louis No. 18 of 40 in a 2006 survey of the “Best Cities for Singles.”

Let’s toss another subjective item into the mix. For anyone wondering whether St. Louis is a great place to take the kids, consider this expert opinion: Family Fun magazine has named St. Louis the “Top Midwest City for Visitors.”

Neighborhoods

Transplants may wonder as much about the region’s dizzying number of municipalities as they do about the inordinate significance of high schools here. However, our distinctive neighborhoods are a lot easier to get a taste for. And it would take a lifetime to enjoy them all, from Alton, Ill., to Washington, Mo. Here’s just a sampling.

U. City Loop
This eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, music venues—and the “Walk of Fame”—is as hip an urban environment as New York’s Greenwich Village or any number of neighborhoods in Chicago, K.C. or anywhere. The cityscape along Delmar has been enriched by The Pageant and other establishments that have ventured east of Skinker, the onetime “border.”

The Central West End
Victorian and otherwise, some of the City’s finest architecture can be spied here on foot, bicycle, car—or via MetroLink. Unofficially anchored by The Chase Park Plaza Hotel, along Lindell and Forest Park boulevards are some of the region’s finest and longest-lived eateries—and high-rises being renovated or built anew.

The Hill
Many cities have a Little Italy. But in St. Louis, it’s HUGE. Some of the finest Italian fare to be found anywhere is concentrated in a few blocks not quite delineated by Hampton or Southwest—or anywhere, really. Many eateries have opened other locations. And dozens that offer genuine Italian cuisine are to be found from Edwardsville, Ill., to Fenton.

The ’burbs on either side of both rivers also are making great strides in various nationwide listings. These two just both happen to be in St. Charles County:

O’Fallon, Mo.
One of the fastest-growing communities anywhere, it ranked as one of the top ten cities on Relocated-America’s 2007 “Top Places to Live.”

St. Charles, Mo.
Key to the 1804 Lewis & Clark expedition, and also the state’s first capital, the city was included in BusinessWeek’s “25 Best Afford-able Suburbs in the U.S.” for 2006. The rating used criteria based on cost of living, median home prices, secondary school test scores, and violent crime statistics.

With apologies to dozens of other neighborhoods, both urban and suburban, absent from our not-quite-arbitrary collection, countless others have long enriched the region’s quality of life—and will continue to. Here are a few more to stroll, dine, shop— or move into:

Clayton
Columbia, Ill.
Florissant
Grafton, Ill.
Grand South Grand
Lafayette Square
Old North St. Louis
St. Louis Street in Edwardsville, Ill.
Soulard
Downtown resurgence


Witness the miracle occurring along Washington Avenue, both in living space and revitalized or new retail. Since 2000, more than 6,600 apartments and condominiums have been built or are in the planning stages, and thousands more people are projected to live downtown by 2008.

Cultural—and ‘Other’—Attractions

It’s not easy to describe the most amazing places in the region. After all, this is the “Show-Me” state, and many of these sites have to be seen, and experienced, to be believed.

St. Louis offers more free, major visitor attractions than anyplace outside Washington, D.C. Some may charge for movies and certain other special features, but by and large nothing more than a suggested (and optional) donation will grant access to many of the world-class locations noted below, several of which are fleshed out individually in another article this month:

Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Cahokia Mounds
Grant’s Farm
Missouri History Museum
The “Old” Cathedral
The “Old” Post Office
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Science Center
St. Louis Union Station


Saint Louis Zoo
Officially the "Saint Louis Zoological Park," The Zoo is arguably the region's premier free attraction. Some features, such as the carousel and railroad, will cost you—a little, as does parking. (The Zoo waives the $2 fee for the Conservation Carousel the first hour The Zoo is open. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer.) Citizens go as wild for elephants born and raised here as they do for The Cardinals. (Well, not quite almost.)

The City Museum
Touted as one of the world’s “10 Best Public Spaces,” this attraction is pretty cool outside as well, starting with such eye-catching features as the huge sculpture of a praying mantis atop the building.

Art on the Square
Out of 600 annual art fairs ranked for 2006 by the Art Fair Source Book, this popular Belleville, Ill., event was named the nation’s fifth best.

The St. Louis Art Fair
Highly regarded locally, this Clayton event also has garnered national attention. In 2006, Harris List ranked it the No. 1 Fine Art Show in the United States.

The Japanese Garden
This beautiful and much-loved feature at The Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation’s largest.

Circus Flora
St. Louis’ very own theater under a big top, Circus Flora creates a “magical theater in a sawdust ring” by combining a traditional European circus with modern theater. Under the artistic direction of founder Ivor David Balding, Circus Flora has performed here since 1987.

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Just inside Interstate 270, this 98-acre outdoor collection of more than 80 works by artists of international acclaim is a great place to stroll, picnic and meditate.

Turtle Park
Designed for clambering upon by kids of all ages, these larger-than-life concrete reptiles and amphibians rival the popularity of the real ones that reside directly across I-64/U.S. 40 from The Zoo. The snake has been temporarily decapitated, reportedly by sculptor Bob Casilly, to allow for widening of the highway and construction of a new Tamm Avenue overpass.

The Olympic Games
St. Louis became the first American city to host the storied international athletics competitions, in 1904. A great year for the city, 1904 also boasted the World’s Fair. The Spanish Pavilion and other architectural remnants lend Forest Park much of its historic, old-world mystique.

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
One of The Lou’s most popular sporting events, where thousands of spectators and their pets gawk as 70-some colorful hot air balloons take to the skies to pursue the Energizer Bunny Hot “Hare” Balloon, this race celebrates its 35th running of the classic hare-hound chase.

Made on the Banks of The Big Muddy

Along with baseball gloves and herbicides, dozens of other unique products have been invented, developed or produced in the region—sometimes all three, and often, still to this day.

Lithiated Lemon
Say what? That was the original name of a lemon-lime drink that Charles Griggs, a native Missourian, created and introduced in 1929. Four years later, sales increased significantly after he renamed it 7-Up.

TUMS
The heartburn remedy began in 1928 when pharmacist Jim Howe concocted a gentle, mint-flavored antacid for his wife’s acid indigestion. After Mrs. Howe and other passengers raved about how the tablets soothed stomach upset during an ocean voyage, TUMS became a hit. Owned today by SmithKline Beecham, TUMS manufactures 50 million bottles per year, having produced tablets for the tummy at a South Broadway factory for decades.

Switzer’s Licorice
The world-famous strawberry-flavored, twisted licorice strands were created and have been manufactured here since 1888.

Bissinger’s
One of the last handcrafted chocolatiers in the world, Bissinger’s has been making fine French confections for more than 400 years. In 1927, Karl Bissinger opened the Bissinger candy-making kitchens and first Bissinger shop on McPherson Avenue.

Corncob pipes
Washington, Mo., is the “Corn Cob Pipe Capital of the World.” Missouri Meerschaum Co. is the world’s oldest and still largest manufacturer of cool, sweet-smelling corncob pipes.

Many delicacies, foodstuffs and edible items that have found their way to menus elsewhere had their start right here in River City.

Toasted ravioli
Thin-crust pizza Many people new to St. Louis cut their teeth on New York- or Chicago-style pies made in the deep-dish tradition. But the pizza baked here makes Pizza Hut’s original thin crust seem like deep dish.

Gooey butter cake
BBQ’ed pork steaks
Frozen custard
Where else do they call ’em concretes?

Good Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louisans aren’t sore losers. Cardinals fans know what it’s like to wait, and wait, and wait, wait, and wait some more, for a World Series championship. Prior to the spectacular victory over the Detroit Tigers in 2006, the Redbirds had been at the party three times since they beat the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games in 1982.

The St. Louis Rams
The football Cardinals had to move west to Arizona and the Rams east from L.A., but football fans here speak of a Super Bowl victory—with Kurt Warner launching a 73-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Bruce with one minute and 54 seconds remaining—like it was yesterday.

Not that anyone’s keeping track. It was only 1999, six years ago, which is coming up on forever for a St. Louisan.

The St. Louis Blues
Speaking of forever, it was 40 years ago at the venerable Checkerdome, since imploded, that the Blues first fought for the Stanley Cup. In 1967, their debut year, against all odds, the Blues fought their way to the Stanley Cup finals and lost to the Montreal Canadiens. They made the finals the next two years, 1968 and ’69. (We won our first Stanley Cup in—well, not yet.)

New Busch Stadium
Both the 1966 version of Busch Stadium, the round one with the arch pattern ringing the upper deck, and the brand-spanking-new vintage ballpark, are revered as shrines.

The fans
Regardless of the sport they follow, professional hockey, girls high-school lacrosse, washers or any of the 1.2 million soccer programs from pre-schoolers to seniors, St. Louisans are the epitome of the word “fan”—which, of course, is just short for “fanatics.”

Creating Recreation

Ten years ago, you’d have been as likely to see a jackalope as a bicyclist pedaling down Clayton Road. But bicyclists are a focused lot. And dedicated. And patient.

The Moonlight Ramble
A nighttime ride through downtown St. Louis, this late-summer event/spectacle has been rolling for 40 years.

Bike St. Louis
A successful, ongoing effort to make St. Louis more bicycle-friendly, this trail for urban pedalers is about 20 miles long. It goes from Forest Park Parkway to the Arch, then weaves through various neighborhoods in the six city aldermanic wards, so far, that participate in the program.

The Great Rivers Greenway District
The River Ring, an interconnected system of greenways, parks and trails encircling St. Louis, eventually will comprise a 600-mile web of 45-plus greenways crisscrossing the region, providing access to trail and greenway projects developed in Madison and St. Clair counties.

Sensational Education

The dozens of colleges and universities in and around St. Louis continuously crank out graduates well-prepared for a workforce that is shifting ever more toward information technology and biotech. These days, company toppers now include a Chief Information Officer alongside the CEO and CFO.

The region’s workforce is educated—28 percent have college degrees; the U.S. average is 27.2 percent. There’s a concentration of scientists and engineers—4.4 percent—more than twice the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Research has become more essential to an institute of higher learning’s success (and endowment). An environment conducive to research has supported two world-class incubators—Center for Emerging Technologies and Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise. These are flourishing, and others both public and private are cropping up and thriving throughout the region. Here’s a glimpse at some of the schools that help move the region forward.

Fontbonne University

Harris-Stowe State University
Established 150 years ago by the St. Louis Public Schools to educate teachers—white candidates at Harris and blacks at Stowe—Harris-Stowe has evolved into a full-fledged university with 12 degree programs.

McKendree College, Lebanon, Ill.

Saint Louis University
SLU is the nation’s first institution of higher learning established west of the Mississippi River.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Washington University in St. Louis
Local bias notwithstanding, maybe they should call Harvard the Wash. U. of the Northeast. The medical center is peerless. Eighteen Nobel laureates have done research here, including five who received the Nobel Prize for research they conducted at Wash U.

Webster University

The first kindergarten in the United States was founded in St. Louis by Susan Blow.

“The Question.”
Where’d you go to high school? St. Louisans know how to carry on a conversation after this indigenous icebreaker, whether matriculation was from Roosevelt in ’58, Normandy in ’66, Southwest in ’72, DeSmet in ’84, Parkway West in ’92, or Mary I. in ’05. Non-natives are mystified, but no more than lifelong St. Louisans who get an answer like “Pittsford Sutherland, 1972. Thanks for asking. But, why?”

Gettin’-Around Sense

St. Louis is one of the few U.S. regions to enjoy access to four modes of transportation: rail, air, highway and water. In the 1800s, city fathers were so confident in barge traffic sustaining the region’s economy that they didn’t jump on the locomotive right away—Chicago did, and today is the nexus of Midwestern rail commerce. (Then again, they have the Cubs.)

We’ve built a few famously fantastic flying machines here, and have been famous for air—and space—travel for at least 80 years. In 1927, a mail pilot named Charles Lindbergh made the first transatlantic crossing by air in his little silver single-engine plane, The Spirit of St. Louis.

A place for the Space Race
The Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space capsules were built in St. Louis by McDonnell Douglas—now Boeing.

The Interstate
The interstate highway system began here in the mid 1950s, as a modest sign honoring President Eisenhower at the site on I-70 in St. Charles so indicates. But, even if you’re going the speed limit, you might miss it.

The Great Rivers
Nothing defines St. Louis more than the rivers that converge here: The Illinois, Mississippi and Missouri. The latter two are the two longest rivers in North America. The Mississippi has been called a “third coast” for how it bisects America at the Gateway to the West. Few will forget disasters the magnitude of the last “500-year” flood, in 1993—except perhaps those who’ve built with such zest in Chesterfield Valley. But the rivers are key to our region’s commerce, and have been for more than a century: This is the nation’s second-largest inland port by trip ton-miles—in excess of 24 billion trip-tons per year.

You
Whether you’ve been in St. Louis your entire life or have moved here from elsewhere, the fortunes of this great region depend on you, dear reader.

Let’s maintain the momentum.

100 SELECT
100-Year-Old St. Louis Companies

OK. We’re well aware that dozens more centenarians among the region’s companies and institutions are thriving than even Willard Scott could shake a stick at. So, before we begin, please understand that this isn’t a “Top 100”—it’s alphabetical. By no means are we putting A-B’s wonderful beverages above those produced by Pevely Dairy, or the Edwardsville Intelligencer above the Post-Dispatch. And perhaps some of the names have been changed.

Still, here’s a glimpse at some of the entities belonging to the Century of Commerce Club—as of 20 years ago.

For the rest, just refer to page 96 of your April 1987 issue of St. Louis Commerce. (You’ve got it around there somewhere, don’t you? In the spirit of full disclosure, this reporter got his from the Missouri Historical Society.)

One final caveat: We’re well aware that many more entities founded up to 1907 have made it to 100—but a few others have been bought or merged, as well.

[ 1 ] A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. (1887)
[ 2 ] Albert Aloe Opticians (1858)
[ 3 ] Alexian Brothers Hospital (1869)
[ 4 ] Angelica Corp. (1878)
[ 5 ] Anheuser-Busch Inc. (1852)
[ 6 ] Bardenheier’s Wine Cellars (1873)
[ 7 ] Barnard Stamp Co. (1860)
[ 8 ] John Baumann Safe & Alarm Co. (1843)
[ 9 ] Beehler Steel Products Co. (1886)
[ 10 ] Belleville News-Democrat (1855)
[ 11 ] Bremen Bank & Trust Co. (1881)
[ 12 ] Brown Group Inc. (1878)
[ 13 ] Bryan, Cave, McPheeters & McRoberts (1873)
[ 14 ] Bussen Quarries (1882)
[ 15 ] Century 21/Hammel Real Estate Co. (1866)
[ 16 ] Concordia Publishing Co. (1869)
[ 17 ] Charles L. Crane Agency Co. (1885)
[ 18 ] Didion & Sons Foundry (1875)
[ 19 ] Dierbergs Markets (1854)
[ 20 ] Drug Package Inc. (1881)
[ 21 ] Edwardsville Intelligencer (1876)
[ 22 ] Erker Bros. Optical Co. (1879)
[ 23 ] Fehlig Bros. Box & Lumber Co. (1873)
[ 24 ] Forshaw of St. Louis Inc. (1871)
[ 25 ] Granite City Steel Co. (1878)
[ 26 ] J.B. Gury Mfg. Co. (1886)
[ 27 ] Hager Hinge Co. (1849)
[ 28 ] Harris-Stowe College (1857)
[ 29 ] Hartenbach Carpets (1868)
[ 30 ] Hopmann Cornice Co. (1881)
[ 31 ] Humane Society of Missouri (1870)
[ 32 ] Jewish Family & Children’s Services (1871)
[ 33 ] Edward D. Jones & Co. (1871)
[ 34 ] Herman Knoll Florist (1883)
[ 35 ] Koken Manufacturing Co. (1874)
[ 36 ] John C. Kupferle Foundry Co. (1857)
[ 37 ] Kurrus Funeral Home (1883)
[ 38 ] Laclede Gas Co. (1857)
[ 39 ] Lammert Furniture Co. (1861)
[ 40 ] Land Title Insurance Co. (1880)
[ 41 ] Leschen Wire Rope Co. (1857)
[ 42 ] Ludwig Aeolian Music Stores (1876)
[ 43 ] Mallinckrodt Inc. (1867)
[ 44 ] Mary Institute (1859)
[ 45 ] Maryville College (1872)
[ 46 ] McCarthy Brothers. Co. (1864)
[ 47 ] McCaughen & Burr Inc. (1840)
[ 48 ] McKendree College (1828)
[ 49 ] Missouri Baptist Hospital (1884)
[ 50 ] Missouri Botanical Garden (1859)
[ 51 ] Missouri Historical Society (1866)
[ 52 ] Missouri School for the Blind (1851)
[ 53 ] James Mulligan Printing Co. (1865)
[ 54 ] Murphy Company (1907)
[ 55 ] Musick Plating Co. (1880)
[ 56 ] National Vinegar Co. (1854)
[ 57 ] Nixdorff-Krein Mfg. Co. (1854)
[ 58 ] O’Neil Lumber & Millwork Co. (1876)
[ 59 ] Pevely Dairy Co. (1887)
[ 60 ] Pitzman’s Co. of Surveyors & Engineers (1859)
[ 61 ] Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #562 (1888)
[ 62 ] John Ramming Machine Co. (1876)
[ 63 ] Real Estate Board of Metropolitan St. Louis (1877)
[ 64 ] Rosebrough Monument Co. (1858)
[ 65 ] St. Anthony’s Hospital (1874)
[ 66 ] St. Elizabeth’s Academy (1882)
[ 67 ] St. John’s Mercy Medical Center (1871)
[ 68 ] St. Louis Artists’ Guild (1886)
[ 69 ] St. Louis Children’s Hospital (1879)
[ 70 ] St. Louis Coke & Foundry Supply Co. (1874)
[ 71 ] St. Louis College of Pharmacy (1864)
[ 72 ] St. Louis Lightning Protection Co. (1870)
[ 73 ] St. Louis National Baseball Club Inc. (1876)
[ 74 ] St. Louis Lightning Protection Co. (1870)
[ 75 ] St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1878)
[ 76 ] St. Louis Science Center (1856)
[ 77 ] St. Louis State Hospital (1869)
[ 78 ] St. Louis Symphony Society (1879)
[ 79 ] Saint Louis University (1818)
[ 80 ] St. Luke’s Hospital (1866)
[ 81 ] Sanford-Brown College of Business (1868)
[ 82 ] Schaeffer Manufacturing Co. (1839)
[ 83 ] A.E. Schmidt Co. (1850)
[ 84 ] Schrader Funeral Home (1868)
[ 85 ] Charles H. Schueddig Tool Works (1849)
[ 86 ] Shattinger Music Inc. (1876)
[ 87 ] Shrine of St. Joseph (1844)
[ 88 ] Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. (1879)
[ 89 ] Sporting News Publishing Co. (1886)
[ 90 ] Star Bedding Co. (1848)
[ 91 ] J.D. Streett & Co. Inc. (1884)
[ 92 ] Stupp Bros. Bridge & Iron Co. (1856)
[ 93 ] Switzer Candy Co. (1870)
[ 94 ] Moolah Temple Shrine (1886)
[ 95 ] Third Baptist Church (1850)
[ 96 ] Todd Uniform Co. (1882)
[ 97 ] Washington University in St. Louis (1853)
[ 98 ] Williams Patent Crusher & Pulverizer Co. (1892)
[ 99 ] Wunderlich Fibre Box Co. (1860)
[ 100 ] YMCA of Metro St. Louis (1853)
 

 

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