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    City Museum

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Jan 20, 2014

    This is a unique and fascinating and fun place, part museum of city artifacts, rescued pieces of old buildings that were torn down, part artwork using found materials, and part playground/fun house. Occupying a 10-story International Shoe Co. (yes, those who went to law school in the U.S. might recognise that name) shoelace factory, it has been turned into one giant artwork and playground of slides, mazes, and more, made from scrap material and rescued building parts. It is impossible to describe it fully in a manner that properly conveys what it is like for those who have never been, but it is an incredible and unique experience. They also have an art area where people can paint or make things and the roof, with slides, ferris wheel and more, offers nice views of St. Louis.

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    VISIT THE ST.LOUIS MEMORIAL MUSEUM

    by DennyP Updated Sep 20, 2013

    Being interested in Military History I always visit local military Museums and Memorials when possible wherever I may be..The St Louis Memorial and Military Museum was a must see for me and I certainly was impressed by the marvellous displays that are located in this fine Museum..
    Dedicated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936 and officiallly opened to the public in 1938 This Memorial Museum is dedicated to the many miltary personnel of the first World War and all susequent wars of American involvement since.
    There are many cabinets displaying a vast array of interesting weapons and all sorts of foreign militaria. items. Lots of Photographs and old wartime posters etc..There is also second World War "GP" (designated GP.. meaning General Purpose Vehicle) later abbreviated to "Jeep" which appears to be in new condition .For anyone interested in Military History this is extremely well put togeather Museum..I found it to be a very solemn place also..

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    VISIT THE HARD ROCK CAFE ST.LOUIS

    by DennyP Updated Sep 20, 2013

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    .Not far from my arrival point in St Louis I walked to the Hard Rock Cafe St Louis.. I was looking forward to this ..as I had just checked my bag at the station after a long train journey I was up for a cold beer and one of The Hard Rocks famous hamburgers and fries..Located about five minutes walk away and located in the OLD "Union Station" I was there in no time.. As usual the welcome was a warm one and I must say this was one of the best Hard Rock Cafes that I have visited ..and number 27..So much so I visited this HRC three times while in St Louis.
    The manager was a real "muso" extremely friendly and advised me on all the local music venues where I could see the type of music I mentioned that I would like to see.while I was in St Louis....
    This is also a very well stocked HRC with some of the best "Rock " memorabilia to be seen..and as all Hard Rock cafes are different I got to see and photograph some great pieces of memorabilia here at this great Hard Rock Cafe. . Its all about the music.

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    Hortense Place

    by atufft Written Aug 14, 2013

    One of the most outstanding streets of old classic neighborhood architecture is Hortense Place. Check these home out! This neighborhood also has quite a variety of architecture which suggests that these were custom designed homes.

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    Waterman Blvd and Lake Ave Neighborhood

    by atufft Written Aug 14, 2013

    Within the Waterman Blvd and Lake Ave neighborhood area there is an fine old elementary school and a number of substantial mansions that date back to the 19th century. Entry steps on Waterman Blvd reveal the time when the houses were built.

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    CWE: Washington Place Homes

    by atufft Updated Aug 14, 2013

    Just west, behind the dilapidated and converted churches at the corner of Washington and Highway is a protected neighborhood of lessor affluent but still very nice homes from the late 19th and early 20th century. Lots of opportunity here for those with pockets not so deep.

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    CWE: Empty Churches at Washington & Kings Highway

    by atufft Updated Aug 14, 2013

    At the corner of Washington and busy Kings Highway are several once beautiful and expansive old churches that are either not being maintained, are for sale or lease, or have been converted to other purposes. CWE is not as religious as it used to be.

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    Dance and Brazilian Influence in CWE

    by atufft Written Aug 14, 2013

    At the corner of Washington and N Euclid is a Brazilian Restaurant and a school for dance. This area is on Euclid, a few blocks north of the more active McPherson-Euclid intersection, but appears promising because of the wealth of old architecture still available here. The Mahler Ballroom appears to have been successfully turned from Fox Trot to Salsa Dancing. There's also an extraordinary laundry facility within a stone structure that appears to be converted into an apartment complex.

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    CWE: Westminster Place Presbyterian Church

    by atufft Updated Aug 14, 2013

    There are many fine stone built churches in the Central West End, but a surprising number are vacant, converted into office buildings, or have change denomination. Others appear poorly maintained and at risk for any of these options. The Second Presbyterian Church at Westminster Place is a stark exception to this as the building appears very well maintained, and the congregation active. The web link below describes the origins of the congregation dating back to 1838, although the first building at the present site was constructed in 1898. The details of the church as it survived the post WWII period is quite interesting. Today, the church appears well funded as a city church. No doubt that anyone is welcome to come an listen to the wonderful pipe organ music played there each Sunday.

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    CWE: Westminster Place at North Taylor Avenue

    by atufft Updated Aug 14, 2013

    Central West End neighborhood streets are often closed off to traffic from Kings Highway, Euclid, and N Taylor to avoid spill over from the commercial bars, restaurants, churches, and night clubs. There is a large inventory of high end mansions built between 1880 and 1920 with CWE. Because St Louis economy and population have dropped, with the more affluent residents often fleeing to the suburbs, these homes were at risk for vandalism, conversion into apartment complexes, and so on. However, the extraordinary quality of original architecture and construction has inspired regentrification of these neighborhoods starting in the 1970's. Westminster Place at North Taylor Avenue is a good example of this trend. Most of these homes appear to be 20th century construction, and the Westminster's location, well east of Euclid and just a couple blocks south of Delmar in the north, put it toward the northeast corner of the Central West End District.

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    Central West End: Euclid at McPherson

    by atufft Written Aug 9, 2013

    In my travels within St. Louis, I have found the corner of Euclid and McPherson to be among the most pleasing. There are several shops here worth visiting, as well as a number of street side restaurants. There is more available further north along Euclid, even as far a Delmar, but this corner seems to be the center for both the residential and commercial best of the Central West End in St Louis. The restaurants here are authentic to the city and so are the retail establishments.

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    Central West End: Euclid at Maryland Plaza

    by atufft Written Aug 9, 2013

    Walk from the St Louis Medical Complex north toward the junction at Maryland Plaza, past the St Louis Public Library, you will come to an impressive array of well established coffee shops, another Starbuck's, and some really great street side restaurants. Interesting, this walk along Euclid is interrupted by some non-commercial high rise apartment buildings, but all is very safe in this district. You can easily pause for a beer or dinner in this area, although I prefer the funkier restaurant scene a little further north on Euclid.

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    Central West End: South Euclid Commercial Strip

    by atufft Written Aug 9, 2013

    There are several hospitals, the most well known being the University of Washington Medical School, at the foot of South Euclid, a few blocks off the King's Highway and Forest Park. Here, the well financed corporate brew pubs and Starbuck's cater to the staff working in this major medical complex. This is also a good beginning of a foot tour because the Central West End Metrolink Light Rail Station is located here. There are some beautiful fountains and impressive glass clad high rise medical buildings. Walk north along South Euclid until you find the street sign showing the Central West End Euclid business district, along with a list of all the establishments. This is very impressive and helpful. However, unless you have pressing business at the medical center, I recommend saving your palate and your wallet for North Euclid, where the better local restaurants are located.

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  • City Museum

    by megs_entropy Written May 31, 2013

    Amazing Fun. The architectural details in the rooms is amazing. Several floors of climbing ropes, cages, caves to explore, and slides. The 10 story slide is amazing, as well as the rooftop Ferris wheel. It is fun for all ages, including adults!

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    Old Cathedral

    by solopes Updated Sep 26, 2012

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    I didn't enter it. I was there too early in the morning and had no oportunity to come again at opening time.

    However, I was atracted by the marvelous ensemble it composes with the arch, in sunrise, providing a photo that... I like.

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