Cakeway to the West 

Cakeway to the West is one part public art exhibit, one part scavenger hunt and one part history lesson - all adding up to a year's worth of fun exploring St. Louis! Throughout the 2014 celebration year, a total of 256 cakes (6 to grow on!) made appearances at locations of note throughout the St. Louis region.  The Cakeway to the West exhibit ended on December 31, 2014.  

 

Tens of thousands of St. Louisans and visitors combed the region searching out the cakes. Cake enthusiasts, or cakers as they have come to be known, created blogs, Facebook fan pages, scrapbooks and other accounts of their journey to visit the St. Louis region's favorite places, historical sites, great outdoor spaces and cultural institutions. The stl250 App, created by CandyLab, a local Arch Grants awardee, provided a mobile Cakeway to the West experience for iPhone or Android device users. 

 

Standing four-feet-tall, each two-tier ornamental birthday cake was decorated by local artists and will mark a location of note in our region.  206 of the locations were chosen by stl250 and 50 were selected through a public vote.   

 

More than 80 of the sculptures found a home with cake enthusiasts, or cakers as they have come to be known. The other cakes will remain with their host locations; it's up to each host to determine where their cake will ultimately reside.

 

A full list of the original host sites appears below, with links to webpages that have pictures of the cakes and more information about the location. Click here for a map of the locations.

 

Site

City

ST

Short Description

Aerie's Riverview Winery

Grafton

IL

In the early 1800s, James Mason purchased the land that is now Grafton. Rich Brooks, Artist

AKC Museum of the Dog

Ballwin

MO

Only museum in the world dedicated to 17th century and on dog art. Lindsay Harmon, Artist

Alton City Hall

Alton

IL

Rufus Easton developed Alton as a river town in 1818. Screwed Artist Collective, Artist

Alton Visitors Center

Alton

IL

Nearby, a park features 2 statues of Lincoln & Douglas, commemorating Senate debate in 1858. Renee Bearden-Williams, Artist

Ameren - two cakes displayed 

St. Louis

MO

Ameren electrified the 1904 World's Fair. Rudy Zaph, Artist

America's Center (Cervantes Convention Center)

St. Louis

MO

America's Center (Cervantes Convention Center) - Stacey Sandweg and Gary Lang, Artists 

America's Central Port / YMCA

Granite City

IL

The most northerly ice-free port on the Mississippi River. Kathy Lynott, Artist

Ameristar Casino St. Charles St. Charles MO  Marks the location of the beginning of Hwy 70 and other St. Charles notables. Artist, Amanda Leigh Blalock.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1852 - is the largest brewer in the US. Julie Krovicka and Ian Greenlee, Artists.

Annie Malone

St. Louis

MO

Annie Malone - Theresa Hopkins, Artist

Ashley Street Power House / Riverfront Trail

St. Louis

MO

Built in 1902 by engineer/architect Charles Ledlic. Theresa Hopkins, Artist

August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area St. Charles MO 3,000-acre park is home to the St. Louis regional office for the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Lindsay Harmon, Artist
Babler State Park    Chesterfield MO 22 structures in park are on the National Register of Historic Places. Artist, Kelly Harmon

Barretts Elementary School

Ballwin

MO

Original school in the Parkway School District - Public Vote Winner. Barrett's Students, Artists

Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral)

St. Louis

MO

Public Vote Winner - First cathedral west of the Mississippi River. Vince Sciaroni, Artist

Bellefontaine Cemetery

St. Louis

MO

87,000+ St. Louisans rest here including explorer William Clark, beer baron Adolphus Busch, abolitionist John Barry Meachum. Lindsey Sciaroni, Artist

Bevo Mill

St. Louis

MO

Built in 1916 by Anheuser-Busch. Gonz Jove, Artist

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

St. Louis

MO

Celebrating 100 years. Located in Woolworth building, a key civil rights site in STL. Laura Weinrich, Artist

Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos

Pacific

MO

Hand built over a span of
23 years by Franciscan Brother Bronislaus Luczc. Craig Downs, Artist

Blue Owl

Kimmswick

MO

Located in historic Kimmswick founded in 1859. Stuart Schuchardt, Artist

Blueberry Hill

University City

MO

Landmark restaurant and music club that started the revitalization of The Loop.- Indy Bowers, Artist

Bonhomme Old Stone Church

Chesterfield

MO

Earlier site of 2nd oldest Presbyterian church west of the Mississippi River, founded in 1816. Alissa Shoults, Artist.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

Site of the old Sportsman's Park/Busch Stadium. Richard Rice, Artist

Brightside St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1982 to make St. Louis cleaner, greener and better. Public Vote Winner. George Grove, Artist

Broadway Oyster Bar

St. Louis

MO

Housed in one of the oldest buildings in St. Louis, built in the 1840's. Public Vote Winner. Gina Harmon, Artist.

Busch Stadium   St. Louis   MO   Home of the St. Louis Cardinals. Katherine Nelson, Artist.

Butterfly House at Faust Park

Chesterfield

MO

Features 2,000 tropical butterflies in flight. Marilyn Callahan, Artist.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Collinsville

IL

Inhabited from 700-1400 and peaking from 1050-1200 was home to 10,00-20,000 people. Mark Swain, Artist

Calhoun County Community Foundation

Hardin

IL

County named for John Calhoun, VP of the US under Presidents John Quincy Adams & Andrew Jackson. Artist: Lindsay Harmon.

Campbell House Museum

St. Louis

MO

Built in 1851 as the first house in Lucas Place. Nicholas Nihira, Artist

Carondelet Historical Society - Des Peres School

St. Louis

MO

Carondelet Historical Society - Des Peres School - Artist April Morrison

Carondelet Park

St. Louis

MO

Park dedicated on July 4, 1876. Mark Swain, Artist

Cartoon Cake: Let's CelebrateLocations throughout the region Paul LaFlam decorated this whimsical cake that toured various festivals during the year.
Castlewood State Park     Ballwin MO  Considered one of the best mountain biking locations in St. Louis.  Erik Thompson, Artist.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (New Cathedral)

St. Louis

MO

Completed in 1914, this public vote winner is celebrating it's 100th anniversary. Martha Clark, Artist

Centene Center for the Arts & Education

St. Louis

MO

Has raised and distributed over $100 million in 51 years for area arts and arts education organizations. Emily Cross, Artist.

Centene Corporation

Clayton

MO

Founded in 1984, as a national leader in healthcare services. Rich Brooks, Artist.

Centennial Greenway / KATY Trail

St. Charles

MO

Named for the 100th Anniversary of the 1904 World’s Fair and Olympics and the founding of University City. Mark Swain, Artist

Central Institute for the Deaf

St. Louis

MO

Celebrating its centennial anniversary. April Morrison, Artist.

Chase Park Plaza

St. Louis

MO

Built by and named after Chase Ullman, opened in 1922. Chase Staff, Artist

Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion

St. Louis

MO

Constructed in 1849 at the top of Arsenal Hill to command a view of the Mississippi River April Morrison, Artist

Cherokee Business District

St. Louis

MO

The Indian Statue was created by Bill Christman and installed in 1985. Sophia Dalpiaz-Brown, Artist

Chess Center

St. Louis

MO

In 2009 and 2011, US Chess Federation named St. Louis "Chess City of the Year." Screwed Arts Collective, Artist

Christ Church Cathedral

St. Louis

MO

Est. in 1819 as the first Episcopal congregation west of the Mississippi. Public vote winner. Mark Swain, Artist

Chuck-A-Burger Drive-In

St. John

MO

Family owned since 1957 and hosts car shows and cruise nights. Artist: Bill Christman

Church of the Holy Family

Cahokia

IL

Built in 1799 - oldest continually active Catholic parish in US. Artist: Screwed Arts Collective.

CIC@CET - Cortex
St. Louis
MO
Founded in 2002, Cortex is the hub for bioscience and tech research and development.  Megan Rieke, Artist.

City Museum

St. Louis

MO

The brainchild of Bob Cassilly, the museum opened for visitors in 1997. decorated by City Museum staff

Citygarden

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 2009 and features 24 sculptures. Rich Brooks, Artist - Sponsored by Peabody Energy

Clementine's / Soulard Art Market

St. Louis

MO

Clementine's was St. Louis' first LGBT bar and it closed in Oct.  Relocated to Soulard Art Market on 10/8). Earl Miller, Artist

Clinton County Courthouse

Carlyle

IL

Clinton County was organized in 1824 out of Washington, Fayette, and Bond Counties. Paul LaFlam, Artist.

COCA - Center of Creative Arts

St. Louis

MO

Building designed by Eric Mendelsohn and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Artist: COCA

Columbia Bottom  St. Louis  MO A 4,256-acre conservation area located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.  Artist, Rich Brooks

Compton Hill Water Tower

St. Louis

MO

Built in 1898,1 of 3 remaining stand pipe-water towers in STL and 1 of 7 in US. Genevieve Esson, Artist

Concordia Seminary

St. Louis

MO

Second oldest Lutheran seminary in U.S. - Janice Schoultz-Mudd, Artist.

Confluence Tower

HARTFORD

IL

Commemorates Lewis & Clark's historic expedition. Jean Ponzi, Artist

Creve Coeur Lake

Maryland Heights

MO

At 320 acres is largest natural lake in MO. Deb Stroh, Artist

Crown Candy Kitchen

St. Louis

MO

Est. in 1913 and is a public vote winner and cornerstone of Old North St. Louis - April Morrison, Artist

Dogtown

St. Louis

MO

Est. largely as a mining settlement called Cheltenham in the 19th century. Jess Goldthorpe, Artist

Drury Plaza at the Arch

St. Louis

MO

Historic renovation includes Int'l Fur Exchange, Thomas Jefferson and American Zinc buildings. Sara Siegler, Artist.

Eads Bridge

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1874 as the longest arch bridge in the world. Dale Dufer, Artist

East St. Louis Municipal Building

 East St. Louis  IL Artist, Katherine Nelson

Eckert's Belleville Country Store

Belleville

IL

The Eckert home was built on Turkey Hill in 1880 and the first fruit trees were planted in 1890 - Mary Hessler, Artist

Edward Jones Dome

St. Louis

MO

Completed in 1995 can seat up to 70,000 people. Stacey Sandweg and Gary Lang, Artists 

Edward Jones South Campus

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1922, • employs more than 5,000 STL area associates. Public Vote Winner. Artist, Andy Cross.

Emma Kunz House

Belleville

IL

Built in 1851 and named after Emma Kunz, whose family home it was for 80 yrs. David Ottinger, Artist.

Emmis Communications  St. Louis  MO Emmis Communications is the presenting sponsor of the annual Moonlight Ramble.  Joe Chesia, Artist.

Endangered Wolf Center

Eureka

MO

Founded in 1971 by Marlin and Carol Perkins. Public vote winner. Maura Pusateri, Artist

Eugene Field House

St. Louis

MO

Eugene Field House - Corinne Didisheim, Artist

Express Scripts St. Louis MO Express Scripts is a St. Louis headquartered Fortune 100 company making the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. Mark Swain, artist.

Fabulous Fox Theatre

St. Louis

MO

Opened its doors to the public for the very first time 85 years ago in 1929. Artist: Rick Monrotus

Fairground Park

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1908 and was site of first city swimming pool. Dan Jabor, Artist

Famous Footwear / Brown Shoe Company 

Clayton

MO

Originally named Bryan, Brown & Company after its founders George Warren Brown and Alvin Bryan. Jennifer Hayes, Artist 

Feasting Fox

St. Louis

MO

100 years-old this year and built by Anheuser-Busch. Mark Swain, Artist

Ferguson Station Depot

Ferguson

MO

Built 1885 to launch travelers to St. Louis and other cities. Dennis Babbitt, Artist

First Baptist Church  St. Louis  MO Founded in 1817 as  first Protestant congregation established for African Americans in St. Louis. Artist, Jennifer Weigel.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

St. Charles

MO

Missouri's first state capitol was located in St. Charles from 1821 to 1826. Lindsay Harmon, Artist

Forest Park Forever

St. Louis

MO

Forest Park Forever - Tom Hunt, Artist

Fort Belle Fontaine

St. Louis

MO

From 1809-1826 was a U.S. military fort and the regional Army HQ during the War of 1812. Screwed Arts Collective, Artists

Fort San Carlos (Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark)

St. Louis

MO

Site of only Revolutionary War battle west of Mississippi. Artist, Craig Downs

Fort Zumwalt Park

O'Fallon

MO

Historic park features a War of 1812 fort, and the restored Darius Heald Home. Leah Pruitt, Artist

Fountain Park / MLK Statue

St. Louis

MO

Plotted in 1857 and home to the only Dr. Martin Luther King statue in St. Louis. Artist: Screwed Arts Collective

Francis Field

St. Louis

MO

Home of the 1904 Olympic games. April Morrison, Artist

Frank Lloyd Wright House

St. Louis MO

One of five buildings designed by Wright in Missouri. Chris Rice, Artist

Franklin County Courthouse

Union

MO

Separated from St. Louis County and established in 1818. Paul LaFlam, Artist.

 Gaslight Square  St. Louis    MO  Once a thriving entertainment district with 100 gaslights.  Artist, Theresa Hopkins. Sponsor, Laclede Gas
Gaslight Theater  St. Louis  MO Home of St. Louis Actor's Studio.  Artist, Alison Rieke.

Gateway Arch

St. Louis

MO

Monument to Thomas Jefferson all pioneers for whom St. Louis was the Gateway to the West. Public vote winner. Andy Cross, Artist

Gateway Harley-Davidson

St. Louis

MO

Family owned and operated since 2002. Theresa Hopkins, Artist

General Daniel Bissell House

St. Louis

MO

Daniel Bissell (1769-1833) was commander of Fort Belle Fontaine in 1809. April Morrison, Artist

Grand Avenue Water Tower

St. Louis

MO

Oldest water tower in St. Louis - Gina Harmon, Artist

Grand Basin / Fair Saint Louis

St. Louis

MO

The 34th annual Fair Saint Louis is coming to Forest Park in 2014.

Grant's Farm 



Opened by the Busch family in 1954. Julie Krovicka and Ian Greenlee, Artists. Sponsored by Anheuser-Busch.

Grants Trail

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1994 as an 8-mile bike trail. Corinne Didisheim, Artist.

Green Center University City MO Outdoor learning space in Kaufman Park. Megan Rieke, Artist
Greenville Public Library Greenville IL One of the Carnegie libraries and completed in 1905.  Linda Thompson, artist.

Griot Museum of Black History

St. Louis

MO

Only the second of its kind the US, it opened in 1997. Keith Cotton, Artist

Harris Stowe State University

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1857, is one of only two Historically Black Colleges and Universities in MO. Linda Thompson, Artist

Head's General Store / St. Albans

St. Albans

MO

Built in 1892 as the St. Alban's General Store, Artist, Con Christeson

Heritage House

St. Louis

MO

Heritage House - Ashli England, Artist

Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

Defiance

MO

Daniel Boone died in the home in 1820. Public Vote Winner. John Troy, Artist

Historic Hanley House

Clayton

MO

The 1855 farmstead is the oldest structure in the City of Clayton- Andy Cross, Artist

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

St. Louis

MO

Oldest Lutheran congregation west of the Mississippi River. Mark Hurd, Artist

Historic Woods Fort Troy  MO Site where settlers built a stockade during the War of 1812. Paul LaFlam, Artist.

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

St. Louis

MO

5,000 SF core exhibition with a chronological history of the Holocaust. Henryk Ptasiewicz, Artist

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center

East St. Louis

IL

Jackie Joyner-Kersee was born in 1962 in East St. Louis, Illinois. She won six Olympic medals. Linda Thompson, Artist

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1963, and named for aviation pioneer and co-founder of McDonnell Douglas. Artist: Sarah Cross

Jay International / South Grand

St. Louis

MO

South Grand is the most diverse corridor in the St. Louis Region- Vince Sciaroni, Artist

Jefferson Bank and Trust

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1892. April Morrison, Artist

Jefferson Barracks Historic Site Visitor's Center

St. Louis

MO

Is the army’s first permanent base west of the Mississippi River. Paul LaFlam, Artist

Jersey County Courthouse

Jerseyville

IL

Courthouse built in 1893. Theresa Hopkins, Artist

Jewel Box

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1936 and on the Nat'l Register of Historic Places. Andy Cross, Artist

Katherine Dunham Museum

East St. Louis

IL

Houses collection of legendary dancer and activist. Dail Chambers, Artist

Kemp Auto Museum

Chesterfield

MO

Est. in 2005, features every era of automobile. Theresa Hopkins, Artist

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Shrewsbury

MO

Est. in 1818, current building completed in 1931. Bruce Howard, Artist

Kiener Plaza

St. Louis

MO

Named for 1904 Olympic boxer Harry J. Kiener - Rich Brooks, Artist

Kirkwood Train Station

Kirkwood

MO

Built in 1893 by the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Mary Hanson, Artist. Sponsored by Bethesda Heath Group

Laclede's Landing

St. Louis

MO

9-block area settled in 1764 by fur traders Laclede and Chouteau. Artist, Dan Jaboor

Lafayette Park

St. Louis

MO

Est. in 1836 as the first park west of the Mississippi. Megan Rieke, Artist

Lafayette Square Plaza St. Louis MO In the heart of the historic Lafayette Square business district, named after Marquis de La Fayette.  Brenda Morrison, Artist.

Lambert St. Louis International Airport

St. Louis

MO

Named for Albert Bond Lambert, an Olympic medalist and maker of Listerine - Henryk Ptasiewicz, Artist

Lammert Building

St. Louis

MO

Houses T-REX's 72 startup companies and start up incubator, ArchGrants. Janice Schoultz-Mudd, Artist

Laumeier Sculpture Park

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1977 and has105-acres and 300,000. Decorated with found objects from the park. Artist, Nick Lang.

Le Grange de Terre (Big Mound) Memorial

St. Louis

MO

Once site of largest Mississippian Culture Indian mounds in St. Louis - dismantled in 1868. Amanda Blalock, Artist

Left Bank Books

St. Louis

MO

Locally-owned independent book store since 1969. Peat Wollaeger, Artist

Lemp Mansion

St. Louis

MO

Built in 1868 for the Lemp brewing family. Phil Jarvis, Artist

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site

Hartford

IL

Lewis & Clark State Historic Site - Mike Ochonicky, Artist

Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center

St. Charles

MO

Lewis & Clark launched from St. Charles on May 21, 1804. Ashli England, Artist

Lincoln Park

East St. Louis

IL

Popular East St. Louis park. Erik Thompson, Artist

Lincoln-Douglas Square

Alton

IL

Statues of Lincoln and Douglas commemorate their 1858 debate. Genevieve Esson, Artist

Lindenwood University

St. Charles

MO

2nd oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River. John Troy, Artist.

Lone Elk Park

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1971 - 6 bison were acquired from the St. Louis Zoo in 1973. Alissa Shoults, Artist

Loretto-Hilton Theatre / The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

Home of The Repertory Theatre and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Mark Swain, Artist

Luvy Duvy's Café / Benton Park

St. Louis

MO

Luvy Duvy's Café is a public vote winner, located in historic Benton Park, est. 1836. Phil Jarvis, Artist

Lyon Park/ United States Arsenal

St. Louis

MO

Gen. Lyon was the first Union general to die during the Civil War. Rich Brooks, Artist

Madison County Courthouse Edwardsville IL Madison County est. September 14, 1812 and named for President James Madison.  Artist, Nicole Cooper

Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

East St. Louis

IL

Gateway Geyser reaches 600' - the same height as the Arch. Theresa Hopkins, Artist

Manchester City Hall

St. Louis

MO

The Lyceum (now City Hall)  was built in 1894 and is next to the ancient Manchester Spring. Mike Ochonicky, Artist

Maritz

Fenton

MO

Founded in 1894 by Edward Maritz and employs 2,000 St. Louisans. Rich Brooks, Artist

Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing

St. Louis

MO

Part of the National Park Service's Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Rich Brooks, Artist

Mastodon State Historic Site

Imperial

Mo

First mastodon bones were found in 1839 by Albert Koch. Rich Brooks, Artist

Matthews-Dickey Boy's & Girl's Club

St. Louis

MO

Est. in 1960 by neighborhood baseball coaches Martin Luther Mathews and Hubert “Dickey” Ballentine. Dail Chambers, Artist

Meramec Caverns

Sullivan

MO

1864 Confederate troops hid gunpowder in the cave. Rich Brooks, Artist

Mercantile Library

St. Louis

MO

Rare treasures include Chouteau’s handwritten narrative of the founding of St. Louis.

Mississippi River Greenway - Trailhead in Jefferson Barracks Park

St. Louis

MO

Named for the third president, est in 1826. Katherine Nelson, Artist

Missouri Athletic Club

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1903 and housed dignitaries and athletes for 1904 Worlds Fair and Olympics. Artist, Stuttgart Visiting Artists

Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1859, one of the oldest botanical institutions in the US. Public vote winner. Genevieve Esson, Artist

Missouri Civil War Museum

St. Louis

MO

Housed in historic Jefferson Barracks Post Exchange and Gym Bldg built in 1905. Stuart Schuchardt, Artist

Missouri History Museum

St. Louis

MO

1st U.S. monument to Thomas Jefferson. Public vote winner. Thomas Sleet, Artist

Monroe County Courthouse

Waterloo

IL

Monroe County is located in Illinois, in the southern portion known locally as "Little Egypt". Its county seat is Waterloo. Artist, Michaela Finnerty

Monroe County Welcome Center

Columbia

IL

Former one room school also contains the Shoemaker School Museum and One Room School Commemorative Plaza. Patricia  L. Riess, Artist.

Moonrise Hotel

St. Louis

MO

A 60-foot solar canopy with 107 glass solar panels, powers the whole rooftop and the rotating moon. Artist, Dan Jaboor

Mount Pleasant Estates

Augusta

MO

Originally named Mount Pleasant, the town incorporated in 1855 and renamed Augusta. Christy Martin, Artist

Museum of Transportation

Ballwin

MO

Founded in 1944 by a group of citizens who had acquired the mule-drawn streetcar "Bellefontaine." Jane Saunders, Artist

National Blues Museum / MX Complex

St. Louis

MO

Opening in 2015, to explore the Blues and its role as the foundation of all modern American music. Mark Swain, Artist

National Great Rivers Museum

Alton

IL

Est. in 2003 as a learning center for the Mississippi River and its role as a working river. Danielle Correll, Artist. 

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Belleville

IL

Largest North American Outdoor Shrine with 212 acres of scenic beauty. Artist. April Morrison.

Nine Network

St. Louis

MO

One of the most watched public TV stations in the US. Indy Bowers, Artist

Off Broadway

St. Louis

MO

Off Broadway - Kris Mosby, Artist

Old Cahokia Court House

Cahokia

IL

Reconstructed French-Canadian structure built about 1740. Justin Tolentino, Artist

Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

St. Louis

MO

5,353 feet long and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Katie Lucas, Artist

Old Courthouse

St. Louis

MO

Finished in 1862 when the cast-and wrought-iron dome was completed. Henryk Ptasiewicz, Artist

Old North St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

Old North was originally the independent village of North St. Louis from 1816-1841. Jack Bowe, Artist

Old Post Office

St. Louis

MO

Only surviving of 5 U.S. Custom Houses built after the Civil War in America’s fastest growing cities. Rich Brooks, Artist

Old Saint Ferdinand Shrine

Florissant

MO

Est. in 1789, the church was built in 1821 and the convent in 1819. 

Opera Theatre of St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1976 and internationally known for its inventive new productions.Decorated by the talented scenic artists at Opera Theatre St. Louis.

Original Imo's Pizza LocationSt. Louis   MOKnown as the Square Beyond Compare, Imo’s first store opened in 1964. Theresa Hopkins, Artist.

Our Lady of the Rivers at Portage des Sioux

Portage Des Sioux

MO

The Shrine commemorates the devastating flood of 1951. Lindsay Harmon, Artist

Payne Gentry House

Bridgeton

MO

Missouri's only restored historic house with a doctor's office. Genevieve Esson, Artist

Peabody Opera House

St. Louis

MO

Founded as the Kiel Opera House, it opened it 1934. Marilyn Callahan, Artist

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

Grafton

IL

Named for Pere (Father) Jacques Marquette who was one of the first missionaries to visit the region. - Katherine Nelson, Artist

Piasa Bird

Alton

IL

Recognized in the travels of Marquette and Joliet before St. Louis was founded. Jennifer Gays, Artist

Powell Hall

St. Louis

MO

Erected in 1925 as the St. Louis Theatre, the building became Powell Hall in 1966.   Earl Miller, Artist

Purina Farms

Gray Summit

MO

Opened for operation in the 1920’s as a free, family friendly attraction.

Regional Arts Commission

St. Louis

MO

Partner in Cakeway to the West - has invested more than $76 million in the arts. Artists: Alison Rieke and Jess Goldthorpe

Rigazzi's

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1957. The building was built in 1901 and remains a Saint Louis Landmark. Public Vote Winner. Deann Rubin, Artist

Robert Wadlow Statue

Alton

IL

Alton's Gentle Giant was 8 feet 11 inches tall. Screwed Arts Collective, Artists

Rockwoods Reservation Wildwood       MO Established in 1938 and has more than 12 miles of hiking trails.  Sandra Schuchardt, Artist.

Ruth Porter Park on the St. Vincent Greenway

St. Louis

MO

Ruth C. Porter was a founding member of the Greater St. Louis Committee for Freedom of Residence. Liza Fishbone, Artist

Saint Louis Art Museum

St. Louis

MO

Began in 1881 as the Saint Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts. Rich Brooks, Artist - Southwest Airlines, Sponsor.

Saint Louis University

St. Louis

MO

Oldest university west of the Mississippi River.

Saint Louis Zoo

St. Louis

MO

6,000 St. Louis schoolchildren helped raise funds to buy the first elephant in 1916. Artist, Gregory A. Linton.

Sappington House Museum

Crestwood

MO

The Sappington Family came to the area in 1804-the same year Lewis & Clark set out on their expedition. Artists, Ursuline Academy Students

Schlafly Bottleworks

Maplewood

MO

Founded by Dan Kopman and Tom Schlafly, Schlafly currently brews over 20 styles on this brewhouse. Ryan D. Frank, Artist

Scott Field Heritage Air Park

Scott AFB

IL

Scott Field Heritage Air Park - Tom Hunt, Artist

Scott Joplin House

St. Louis

MO

Only museum in the world dedicated to Scott Joplin and his musical legacy. Bruce Howard, Artist

Scottrade Center

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1994 and rests on the former site of Kiel Auditorium. Jeremy Brooks, Artist

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

St. Louis

MO

This Public Vote Winner celebrates its 10th anniversary and has over 30 unique flavors. . Marianne Baer, Artist

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis   St. Louis MO Shakespeare Festival St. Louis brings  the Bard's work  to over 100,000 each year in the park and in the streets.  Artist, Andy Cross

Shaw Nature Reserve

Gray Summit

MO

2,400 acres of reserve and 14 miles of walking trails. Elaine Taylor, Artist

Shaw Park

Clayton

MO

Est. in 1935 - Clayton's oldest park. Rich Brooks, Artist. Sponsored by Town & Style.

Shrewsbury MetroLink Station

Shrewsbury

MO

Shrewsbury MetroLink Station - Metro Staff, Artist

Shrine of St. Joseph

St. Louis

MO

Only church in St. Louis designated as a site of a Vatican-authenticated miracle. Moira Smith, Artist

Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

St. Charles

MO

Mother Duchesne was beatified by Pope Pius XII. Megan Rieke, Artist

Six Flags St. Louis

Eureka

MO

Opened in 1971 and is one of the three original Six Flags parks. Don Strohmeyer, Artist 

Skyview Drive In

Belleville

IL

Sole remaining drive-in theater in the St. Louis area. Ray Harvey, Artist

Soldiers Memorial

St. Louis

MO

Opened on Memorial Day, May 30, 1938. Victoria Szulc, Artist

Soulard Market

St. Louis

MO

The market had humble beginnings in 1779 as a meadow. Kathy Koerper, Artist

Soulard Restoration Group

St. Louis

MO

Ensuring the success of the oldest surviving residential community in St. Louis. Rich Brooks, Artist

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville

IL

Est. in 1957 - Public Vote Winner. Autumn Huff, Heather Kniffel, & Carol Dappert, Artists

Southwestern High School / Macoupin Co     Piasa    IL Macoupin County's cake. The Piasa Bird by the athletic field used to hang on the bluffs. Theresa Hopkins, Artist.

Spirit of St. Louis Airport

Chesterfield

MO

Opened in 1964 and is celebrating it's 50th anniversary in 2014. Theresa Hopkins, Artist

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1956. Cake sponsored by FabickCAT. Rich Brooks, Artist

St. Anthony's Medical Center

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1900's and named after St. Anthony of Padua. Public vote winner. Megan Rieke, Artist

St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park

St. Peters

MO

Located on the site of Kuhlmann's Grove, a popular recreation area for nearly 100 years. Gina Harmon, Artist

St. Charles Old County Courthouse

St. Charles

MO

Architect Jerome Legg designed the current courthouse completed in 1901. Zach Farmer, Artist

St. Joseph's Academy

St. Louis

MO

This public vote winner is the 2nd all-girls Catholic high school in St. Louis. Laura Genovese, Artist

St. Louis Arena

St. Louis

MO

Located on "center ice" of St. Louis Arena, demolished in 1999. Sandra Schuchardt, Artist - Mid America Transplant Foundation, Sponsor.

St. Louis Children's Hospital

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1879, is the oldest pediatric hospital west of the Mississippi River Public vote winner. April Morrison, Artist

St. Louis City Hall

St. Louis

MO

Completed in 1904 and inspired by Hotel de Ville or City Hall of Paris. Ashley Wenzel, Artist

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis

MO

A leader in pharmacy education, celebrating 150 years. Public Vote Winner. Andy Cross, Artist.

St. Louis County Courthouse

St. Louis

MO

Largest MO county by population.   Rich Brooks, Artist

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1878 by Joseph Pulitzer. Artist: Dan Martin

St. Louis Public Library / Central Library

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1865 with a collection of 1,500 books. Andy Cross, Artist

Saint Louis Science Center

St. Louis

MO

One of only 2 science centers in the US with free admission. Artist, Dennis Smith.

St. Louis Union Station

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1894 as the largest terminal in the US. Tom Hunt, Artist

St. Louis Walk of Fame

St. Louis

MO

25th anniversary. First inductees included Chuck Berry. Gina Harmon, Artist

Steinberg Skating Rink

St. Louis

MO

Largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Midwest- Ian Greenlee, Artist

STL-Style

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 2001 by twin brothers Jeff and Randy Vines. Artist, STLStyle team

Sumner High School

St. Louis

MO

1st high school for African-American students west of the Mississippi River. Theresa Hopkins, Artist

Sweetology

Ladue

MO

New home for decorating or shopping for unique confections at this public vote winner. Angela Perry, Artist.

Taille de Noyer

Florissant

MO

Home of the Florissant Valley Historical Society. Artist, Courtney Veszi.

Ted Drewes

St. Louis

MO

Public vote winner with 85 years of serving up one of STL's favorite treats! Mary Hessler, Artist

The Cheshire

St. Louis

MO

Started as a modest hamburger joint 80 years ago. Diane Hansen, Artist

The College School

Webster Groves

MO

Public Vote Winning school having their 50th anniversary of independent Pre-8 experimental education. Mary Jo Wilmes, Artist.

The Grove St. Louis MO Thriving center for the LGBT, artist, and cycling communities. April Morrison, Artist

The Hill

St. Louis

MO

Named after the highest point in the city of St. Louis. Tina Henderson, Artist

The Lodge at Des Peres

Des Peres

MO

Des Peres was founded in 1934 with a population of 550 - Kathy Otto, Artist

The Magic House

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1979 and is celebrating 35 years. Decorated by Jeffrey Arnold

The Muny

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1917 and built in 49 days. Artists, Steve Pollihan and James Van Well.

The Sheldon

St. Louis

MO

Opened in 1912 as the concert hall is known for its perfect acoustics. Artist: The Sheldon.

The Sweet Divine

St. Louis

MO

Could be historic Soulard's sweetest spot. Public vote winner. Linda Kurdi, Artist

Tivoli Movie Theatre

St. Louis

MO

90 years old this year - renovated in 1995. Henryk Ptasiewicz, Artist

TOKY / Locust Street Business District St. Louis  MO Creators of the stl250 logo and housed in the Locust Business District former home of the Ford Motor Co.  Screwed Artist Collective, Artists.

Tower Grove Park

St. Louis

MO

Created by Henry Shaw and opened in 1872. Mark Swain, Artist

Turtle Park

St. Louis

MO

It’s the work of Robert Cassilly, the genius behind the City Museum. Liza Fishbone, Artist

United Hebrew Congregation

St. Louis

MO

It is the first Jewish Congregation established west of the Mississippi River. Henryk Ptasiewicz, Artist

University City Lion Gates

University City

MO

Installed in 1909 and called the "Gates of Opportunity". David Jackson, Artist

University of Missouri St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

Est. in 1963, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students.

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

St. Louis

MO

Founded after 1917 deadly race riot in East St. Louis. Lynsi Sciaroni, Artist - Sponsored by Bank of America

Venice Café

St. Louis

MO

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Artist, Screwed Artist Collective.

Victorian Home Museum

Belleville

IL

Collection includes a balcony from which Abraham Lincoln spoke in Belleville on October 18, 1856.Paul Laflam, Artist

 Vintage Vinyl  St. Louis  MO  Independent record store and music lovers' favorite.  Artist, Mark Tillman.

Wainwright Building

St. Louis

MO

Designed by Adler and Sullivan, is among the first skyscrapers in the world. Carey Seven, Artist

Warren County Courthouse

Warrenton

MO

The first term of the Warren County Court was held in 1833. Artist, Patty Spellman

Washington Historical Society

Washington

MO

Washington MO was incorporated on 1839. Gina Harmon, Artist.

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis

MO

Founded in 1853, and named after George Washington. April Morrison, Artist

Webster University

Webster Groves

MO

Founded in 1915 by the Sisters of Loretto. Megan Rieke, Artist

West Alton Memorial Park

West Alton

MO

The Park is home to the Veteran's Memorial and the Memorial Bricks. - Lindsay Harmon, Artist

World Bird Sanctuary

Valley Park

MO

Part of the Henry Shaw Corridor, which extends 40 miles along the
Meramec River. Mark Swain, Artist

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Collinsville

IL

Built in 1949 of Riveted steel, 170 ft total height and has 100 ft legs. Julie Krovicka, Artist.

World’s Fair Pavilion

St. Louis

MO

Built in 1909 with proceeds from the 1904 World's Fair. Henryk Ptasiewicz, Artist

YMCA of Greater St. Louis

Maryland Heights

MO

160 years old - Public Vote Winner. Keith Cotton, Artist

Youthbridge Community Foundation  St. Louis MO Founded in 1877 as the German General Protestant Orphan’s Home.  Rich Brooks, Artist

 

 


 

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