Category Archives: Parks

Kingshighway Needs a Crosswalk at Tower Grove Park

by Michael R. Allen In 1902, St. Louis Mayor Rolla Wells appointed a commission to make recommendations for establishing a circumferential boulevard. The commission, led by landscape architect George Kessler, delivered a report calling for a wide and well-landscaped road … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 9): Great Public Space Ahead?

by Michael R. Allen This is the ninth and final part of a series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 8): The Gateway Mall Master Plan

by Michael R. Allen This is the eighth part of a nine-part series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial westward … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 7): “Pride” and the Mall

by Michael R. Allen This is the seventh part of a nine-part series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial westward … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 6): The Design Competition of 1966-1967

by Michael R. Allen This is the sixth part of a nine-part series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial westward … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 5): The 1960 Downtown Plan

by Michael R. Allen This is the fifth part of a nine-part series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial westward … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 4): Building the Civic Center, 1919-1960

by Michael R. Allen This is the fourth part of a nine-part series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial westward … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 3): The Central Traffic Parkway Plan of 1912

by Michael R. Allen This is the third part of a nine-part series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial westward … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 2): The Civic Center

by Michael R. Allen This is the second part of a nine-part series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial westward … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Gateway Mall (Part 1): Boundaries and Origins

by Michael R. Allen Today we publish the first part of a nine-part series on the evolution of the Gateway Mall, that ribbon of park space that runs between Market and Chestnut streets and from the Jefferson National Expansion memorial … Continue reading

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