visit some clubs in Soulard ...
visit some clubs in Soulard and especially get to the Broadway Oyster Bar near the ballpark birthday dinner on the Hill (great Italian in the 'old Italian neighborhood) , drinks at the Broadway Oyster Bar (live music and fun!!), nightcap at Fat Tuesdays in Lacledes' Landing (A specialty bar known for the 'world's largest selection of frozen daiquiris.')
Downtown - City Hall (1898)
St. Louis has one of the very few US city halls to be constructed in the flamboyant "French Renaissance Revival" style of the late 19th century. Perhaps fitting, though, considering the city owes its name to the most glorious and honored of French medieval kings. A large amount of Missouri pink granite was used in its construction, a project that took up most of the 1890s.
Where'd you go to high school?
This is often the first question a St Louisan will ask you when they meet you. Why? It establishes your social standing and is a way to bond if your high school is compatible with theirs.
I've had coworkers who moved here from other parts of the country tell me that when they admitted to the person they were talking to that they went to high school in another city, the person shut down and they became persona non grata.
Lasting memory of Bush Stadium
We took in an afternoon game to see the Cardinals play the Pirates. Unfortunately they lost but we had a good time any way. The new stadium is visible from the old one. It's hard to believe that was going to be the last time that I'll see a game there.
Washinton University St Louis Graham Chapel
On the campus of this magnificent university is the Graham Chapel, named for Benjamin Brown Graham.
The Chapel was given to the University by his widow, Christine Blair Graham, as a memorial to him. Dedicated in 1909, Graham Chapel is used for concerts, plays, and the University's weekly lecture program, the Assembly Series.
The Assembly Series has brought more than 800 prominent figures in politics, academia, religion, the arts, and the sciences to Washington University since 1949. 15 years after his birth in December of 1840 in Ohio, Benjamin Graham moved to St. Louis and began his first job. After years of hard work and corporate advancement, he became president of Graham Paper Company. During his years as president, his company became the chief paper distributor for American, Canadian, Mexican, South American, and Australian paper product factories. He was a Director of Merchant's National Bank and St. Louis Union Trust Company, the President of St. Louis Mercantile Library, active in the work of Christ Church Cathedral, and a charter member of the University Club, the oldest club of its kind in America.
An especially beautiful feature of the Chapel is its stained glass window, which depicts the dedication of King Solomon's temple. The window was designed by the firm of Clayton and Bell, London, England.
The inscription at the base of the stained glass window comes from 1 Kings, Chapter 8, verse 58 and reads: The Lord God be with us, as He was with our fathers, that He may incline our hearts into him, to walk in all his ways and to keep His commandments.
The inscription in the wood paneling beneath the stained glass window reads:
To make undying music in the world