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When most people think of American history, they picture the way events and changing social values affected the country on a national level. Each town, city, and neighborhood in America has its own piece of the puzzle to offer when it comes to the bigger picture. Step Back in Time with Images of America Images of America is an ambitious collection of chronicles that accurately capture the essence of what gives each American small town, neighborhood, and downtown its unique flavor. Each one is penned by a seasoned local expert and features hundreds of vintage images, local memories, personal stories, and unique points of view in regards to a variety of iconic events.
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At present, the series encompasses thousands of volumes and counting. Cortex Innovation Community in Midtown neighborhood is the largest innovation hub in the midwest region. Cortex has generated 3, tech jobs in 14 years. Boeing employs nearly 15, people in its north St. Louis campus, headquarters to its defense unit. In , the company said it would move about jobs from Seattle , where labor costs have risen, to a new IT center in St.
According to the St. Louis Business Journal , the top employers in the St. The city is home to three national research universities, University of Missouri-St. Louis , Washington University in St. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is home to three Protestant seminaries: Louis-based Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Louis Public Schools SLPS operate more than 75 schools, attended by more than 25, students, including several magnet schools.
SLPS operates under provisional accreditation from the state of Missouri and is under the governance of a state-appointed school board called the Special Administrative Board, although a local board continues to exist without legal authority over the district. Since , charter schools have operated in the city of St. Louis using authorization from Missouri state law.
These schools are sponsored by local institutions or corporations and take in students from kindergarten through high school. Louis operates dozens of parochial schools in the city, including parochial high schools. The city also has several private high schools, including secular, Catholic and Lutheran schools.
Louis University High School - a Jesuit preparatory high school founded in - is the oldest secondary educational institution in the U. With its French past and waves of Catholic immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries, from Ireland, Germany and Italy, St. Louis is a major center of Roman Catholicism in the United States.
Louis also boasts the largest Ethical Culture Society in the United States, and consistently ranks as one of the most generous cities in the United States, ranking ninth in Louis , home of the world's largest mosaic installation. Other locally notable churches include the Basilica of St. Louis Abbey , whose distinctive architectural style garnered multiple awards at the time of its completion in ; and St.
Louis and the second-largest church in the city.
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The city is defined by music and the performing arts, especially its association with blues , jazz , and ragtime. Louis is home to the St. Louis Symphony , the second-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, which has toured nationally and internationally to strong reviews. One notable feature of former general director Timothy O'Leary's St.
Louis tenure was his ability to draw the community into discussions of challenging operas. John Adams's "The Death of Klinghoffer," which became a lightning rod of controversy when it came to the Metropolitan Opera in , had no such problems in St. Louis three years before, because the company instigated a citywide discussion, with interfaith dialogues addressing the tough issues of terrorism, religion and the nature of evil that the opera brings up. Instead of protesting the opera, St. Under O'Leary, the company — always known for innovative work — has given second chances to other major American operas, such as John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles," presented in in a smaller-scale version.
The Gateway Arch marks downtown St. Louis and a historic center that includes the Federal courthouse where the Dred Scott case was first argued, a newly renovated and expanded public library, major churches and businesses, and retail. An increasing downtown residential population has taken to adapted office buildings and other historic structures.
In nearby University City is the Delmar Loop , ranked by the American Planning Association as a "great American street" for its variety of shops and restaurants, and the Tivoli Theater, all within walking distance. Unique city and regional cuisine reflecting various immigrant groups include toasted ravioli , gooey butter cake , provel cheese , the slinger , the Gerber sandwich , the St. Paul sandwich , and St. Louis-style pizza , featuring thin crust and provel cheese. Louis chefs have begun emphasizing use of local produce, meats and fish, and neighborhood farmers' markets have become increasingly popular, as well as one downtown.
Artisan bakeries, salumeria, and chocolatiers also operate in the city. Also unique to St. Louis style pizza extremely thin crust, Provel cheese, and cut in small squares, marketed by one leading purveyor as "The Square Beyond Compare"  and the Ted Drewes "Concrete", which is frozen custard blended with any combination of dozens of ingredients, served in a large yellow cup with a spoon and straw. The mixture is so thick that a spoon inserted into the custard does not fall if the cup is inverted. Louis is home to Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League , notable collegiate-level soccer teams, and has hosted several collegiate sports tournaments.
It is one of three American cities to have hosted an Olympic Games. Louis is home to two major league sports teams. Louis Cardinals are one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have won 19 National League NL titles the most pennants for the league franchise in one city and 11 World Series titles second only to the New York Yankees and the most by any NL franchise , most recently in They play at Busch Stadium.
Louis Browns played in the American League AL from to , before moving to Baltimore, Maryland to become the current incarnation of the Orioles. The World Series was an all-St.
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Louis World Series, matching up the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns at Sportsman's Park , won by the Cardinals in six games. They were one of the six teams added to the NHL in the expansion. The Blues have never won the Stanley Cup , and are the oldest team not to do so. Prior to the Blues, the city was home to the St. The team only played in the season. Louis All-Stars played in the city in , the St. Louis Gunners in , the St. Louis Cardinals from to , and the St. Louis Rams from to The football Cardinals advanced to the NFL playoffs just three times , and , never hosting or winning in any appearance.
The Cardinals moved to Phoenix, Arizona , in The Rams returned to Los Angeles, California in In the Hawks moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Louis also hosts several minor league sports teams. Louis Ambush play at the Family Arena. Louis Slam play at the Harlen C. At the collegiate level, St.
Although the area does not have a National Basketball Association team, it hosts an American Basketball Association team called the St. In addition to collegiate soccer, many St. Louisans have played for the United States men's national soccer team , and 20 St. Louisans have been elected into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Louis also is the origin of the sport of corkball , a type of baseball in which there is no base running. Chess Championship is held. The Sinquefield Cup Tournament started at St. In the Sinquefield Cup was the highest rated chess tournament of all time.
Women's chess champion Susan Polgar also resides in St. The city operates more than parks, with amenities that include sports facilities, playgrounds, concert areas, picnic areas, and lakes. Forest Park , located on the western edge of city, is the largest, occupying 1, acres of land, making it almost twice as large as Central Park in New York City.
Louis Zoo , the St. Also part of the historic park is the Old Courthouse , where the first two trials of Dred Scott v. Sandford were held in and The Missouri Botanical Garden, a private garden and botanical research facility, is a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States. This includes a Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw 's original estate home and a geodesic dome called the Climatron. Citygarden is an urban sculpture park located in downtown St. The park also has a restaurant — Death in the Afternoon. Louis has a strong mayor-council government with legislative authority and oversight vested in the Board of Aldermen of the City of St.
Louis and with executive authority in the Mayor of St. Louis and six other separately elected officials. Municipal elections in St. Louis are held in odd numbered years, with the primary elections in March and the general election in April. The mayor is elected in odd numbered years following the United States Presidential Election, as are the aldermen representing odd-numbered wards. The President of the Board of Aldermen and the aldermen from even-numbered wards are elected in the off-years.
The Democratic Party has dominated St. Louis city politics for decades. The city has not had a Republican mayor since and the last time a Republican was elected to another citywide office was in the s. As of [update] , all 28 of the city's Aldermen are Democrats. The most terms served by a mayor was by Lane who served 8 full terms plus the unexpired term of Darby. The current mayor is Lyda Krewson , who took office April 18, The second-longest serving mayor was Henry Kiel , who took office April 15, and left office April 21, , a total of 12 years and 9 days over three terms in office.
Two others— Raymond Tucker , and Vincent C. Schoemehl —also served three terms as mayor, but served seven fewer days. The shortest serving mayor was Arthur Barret who died 11 days after taking office. Louis separated from St. Louis County in , some mechanisms have been put in place for joint funding management and funding of regional assets. Louis Zoo-Museum district collects property taxes from residents of both St.
Louis City and County and the funds are used to support cultural institutions including the St. Similarly, the Metropolitan Sewer District provides sanitary and storm sewer service to the city and much of St. Louis is split between 11 districts in the Missouri House of Representatives: At the federal level, St. Louis is the heart of Missouri's 1st congressional district , which also includes part of northern St. Louis in the U. Eagleton United States Courthouse in downtown St.
Louis, is a branch of the National Personnel Records Center and is the repository of over 56 million military personnel records and medical records pertaining to retired, discharged, and deceased veterans of the U. Detroit , Flint , Memphis , Oakland , and some smaller cities with fewer than , population ex. Camden have higher overall violent crime rates than St. Louis, when comparing other crimes such as rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Louis index crime rates have declined almost every year since the peak in 16, , to the level of 7, which is the sum of violent crimes and property crimes per , In , the index crime rate reversed the decline to a level of 8, Louis has a significantly higher homicide rate than the rest of the U.
Louis was the most dangerous city in the United States with populations of , or more, ranking 1st in violent crime and 2nd in property crime. It was also ranked 6th of the most dangerous of all establishments in the United States, and East St. Louis, a suburb of the city itself, was ranked 1st. Louis Police Department at the end of reported a total of murders for the year, the same number of homicides that had occurred in the city in Louis had murders but the city only recorded inside St. Louis commands the 19th-largest media market in the United States, a position roughly unchanged for over a decade.
KZQZ is a popular Oldies station. Louis Post-Dispatch is the region's major daily newspaper. Others in the region include the Suburban Journals , which serve parts of St. Louis County, while the primary alternative newspaper is the Riverfront Times. Three weeklies serve the African-American community: Louis Argus , the St. Louis American , and the St. Louis Magazine , a local monthly magazine, covers topics such as local history, cuisine, and lifestyles, while the weekly St.
Louis Business Journal provides coverage of regional business news. Louis was served by an online newspaper , the St. Many books and movies have been written about St. A few of the most influential and prominent films are Meet Me in St. Louis , and Circus of the Damned. Louis was a prime location for immigrants to move to, much of the early social work depicting immigrant life was based on St.
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Louis, such as in the book The Immigrant of St. Road , rail , ship , and air transportation modes connect the city with surrounding communities in Greater St. Louis , national transportation networks, and international locations. Louis also supports a public transportation network that includes bus and light rail service. Four interstate highways connect the city to a larger regional highway system. Interstate 70 , an east-west highway, runs roughly from the northwest corner of the city to downtown St. The north-south Interstate 55 enters the city at the south near the Carondelet neighborhood and runs toward the center of the city, and both Interstate 64 and Interstate 44 enter the city on the west, running parallel to the east.
A small portion of the Interstate outer belt freeway runs through the northern end of the city. The mile Avenue of the Saints links St. Major roadways include the north-south Memorial Drive , located on the western edge of the Gateway Arch National Park and parallel to Interstate 70, the north-south streets of Grand Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue , both of which run the length of the city, and Gravois Road , which runs from the southeastern portion of the city to downtown and used to be signed as U.
An east-west roadway that connects the city with surrounding communities is Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive , which carries traffic from the western edge of the city to downtown. The Red Line and The Blue Line both serve all the stations in the inner city, and branch to different destinations beyond in the suburban areas. Both lines enter the city north of Forest Park on the western edge of the city or on the Eads Bridge in downtown St. All of the system track is in independent right of way, with both surface level and underground subway track in the city.
All stations are independent entry, while all platforms are flush-level with trains. Rail service is provided by the Bi-State Development Agency also known as Metro , which is funded by a sales taxes levied in the city and other counties in the region. Louis, linking the city's light rail system, local bus system, passenger rail service, and national bus service. It is located just east of the historic grand St. Louis is served by two passenger airports. Louis, is 11 miles northwest of downtown along highway I between I and I in St.
It is the largest and busiest airport in the state. In , the airport had over daily departures to about 90 domestic and international locations and a total of over 13 million passengers. International flights and passengers use Terminal 2, whose lower level holds the Immigration and Customs gates. Passengers can move between the terminals on complimentary buses that run continuously, or via MetroLink for a fee.
It was possible to walk between the terminals until Concourse D was closed in Louis Airport is the secondary passenger airport serving the metropolitan area. Located 17 miles east of the city downtown core, the airport serves domestic passengers. Air cargo transportation is available at Lambert International and at other nearby regional airports, including MidAmerica St. Louis Airport , Spirit of St. Louis Airport , and St. River transportation is available through the Port of St. Louis , which is The Port is the 2nd largest inland port by trip-ton miles, and the 3rd largest by tonnage in the United States, with more than one hundred docking facilities for barge shipping and 16 public terminals on the river.
Inter-city rail passenger train service in the city is provided by Amtrak. All Amtrak trains serving St. Louis use the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center downtown. Louis is an intermediate stop on the Texas Eagle route which provides daily long-distance passenger service between Chicago , San Antonio, and three days a week, to Los Angeles. Louis is the nation's third-largest freight rail hub, moving Missouri exports such as fertilizer, gravel, crushed stone, prepared foodstuffs, fats, oils, nonmetallic mineral products, grain, alcohol, tobacco products, automobiles, and automobile parts.
Louis , Terminal Railroad Association of St. The Terminal Railroad Association of St. TRRA is a switching and terminal railroad jointly owned by all the major rail carriers in St. The company operates 30 diesel-electric locomotives to move railcars around the classification yards , deliver railcars to local industries, and ready trains for departure.
Louis and the Merchants Bridge. Local bus service in the city of St. Louis is provided by the Bi-State Development Agency via MetroBus , with more than 75 routes connecting to MetroLink commuter rail transit and stops in the city and region. The city is also served by Madison County Transit , which connects downtown St. Louis to Madison County, Illinois. Taxicab service in the city is provided by private companies regulated by the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. Rates vary by vehicle type, size, passengers and distance, and by regulation all taxicab fares must be calculated using a taximeter and be payable in cash or credit card.
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History of the Bosnians in St. For education in the region, see Education in Greater St. Louis and Soccer in St. For parks in the region, see Parks in Greater St. This article is about transportation in the city of St. For transportation in the region, see Transportation in Greater St. List of people from St. Louis Delmar Divide Downtown St. Louis Laclede's Landing, St. Louis Downtown West, St. Louis List of tallest buildings in St. Louis Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis in the Civil War St. If you've lived in St. Louis for at least a few years or attended Washington University , you'll probably find this worthwhile.
As with most Images of American, this book provides a fun trip back into time to the Delmar Loop. We shopped there in the 50's, went to the Tivolli Theater as a teenager, took the streetcar downtown from the loop and much more. I didn't know much about its early history, so that was fun to learn. Thanks for an informative book full of great pictures. See all 3 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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