St. Louis Historical Timeline

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This timeline is a work in progress. Feel free to add important dates, format the unformatted sections, further research what is mentioned here, and just generally improve this timeline. It is meant to provide a historic overview of all things that have shaped the city to this day, and provide links to more information on each subject.

1540s

1542

  • The St. Louis area was first explored by Hernando de Soto, but Spain made no effort to colonize the area


1670s

1673

  • Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette explored the area for France, but they chose to create settlements in central Illinois.


1710s

1719

  • The first black slaves arrive in St. Louis. 500 slaves were brought here from island of Santo Domingo (the French colony of Haiti) by Philippe Renault. The slaves worked in the lead mines west of St. Genevieve. Some were boatmen on the Mississippi.


1760s

1763

  • Pierre Laclede chose the site of St. Louis, announcing "I have found a situation where I am going to form a settlement which might become, hereafter, one of the finest cities in America..."

1764

  • France ceded Louisiana Territory to Spain
  • René Auguste Chouteau arrived in St. Louis
  • Village named for Saint Louis by Laclede
  • Marie Chouteau arrived in St. Louis
  • First houses were built in St. Louis

1765

1766

  • Spain assumed control of the Louisiana Territory
  • A record of property deeds, called the "Livre Terrien", began being kept
  • Chouteau's Pond created

1767

  • The Village of Louisbourg (Carondelet) was founded


1770s

1770

  • Spanish Commandant Pedro Piernas arrived in St. Louis. He paid rent to stay in the home of Pierre Laclede.

1772

  • Spanish census - Total population: 597; White Males: 248; White Females: 151; Slave Males: 116; Slave Females: 82
  • Father Valentine, a Franciscan, became the city's first resident priest
  • Trade stopped with local Native Americans at the order of Pedro Piernas. This was due to Native American raids on smaller settlements in the region.

1775

1776

  • St. Louis' First Church was completed at 2nd Street between Walnut and Market

1778

  • Cruzat left St. Louis
  • Pierre Laclede died en route to St. Louis from New Orleans. His burial site is unknown.
  • Gabriel Cerre, a wealthy merchant and friend of Laclede, moved to St. Louis. He was the richest person in St. Louis, one of the largest local landowners (with over 6000 acres in the area), and held the most slaves in the region (43 of them).

1779

  • Commandant Francisco de Leyba arrived
  • Leyba assisted American Commander George Clark with supplies to help Clark's attack on the British at Fort Vincennes, Indiana. The Spanish worried about a British attack on St. Louis and saw helping the American Revolution as a way to weaken Britian.
  • The first regular rowboat ferry across the Mississippi was set in place


1780s

1780

  • Leyba ordered fortifications built around St. Louis for fear of British attack. These included a 30-foot tower, called Fort San Carlos, on the west side of the village, and entrenchments on all other sides. Work was done largely by local volunteers, and the work was funded by de Leyba.
  • De Leyba died, and former Commandant Francisco Cruzat returned
  • Americans started arriving on the Mississipi's east bank. French residents of St. Louis started referring to the east side of the river as the "American Bottoms."
  • Charles Gratiot moved to St. Louis from Cahokia
  • British attack in the Battle of St. Louis, 92 St. Louisians die (over 1/10th of the population at the time).

1784

  • Spain closed the Lower Mississippi to all foreigners. This was aimed mainly at Americans, to slow the flood of emigrant Americans moving west. It effectively cut off the supply route on the Mississippi River for everyone by Spaniards.

1788

  • Lower Mississippi River opened to Americans, with a 15% tariff on all goods shipped by non-Spaniards.
  • Louisiana Territory opened to Americans, with free land offered to settlers


1790s

1791

  • Spanish census - Total population: 1,188; White Males: 505; White Females: 332; Free Mulatto Males: 10; Free Mulatto Females: 13; Free Negro Males: 8; Free Negro Females: 6; Slave Mulatto Males: 39; Slave Mulatto Females: 36; Slave Negro Males: 128; Slave Negro Females: 111

1793

  • A mulatto woman received a land grant from the Spanish, making her the first African American to own land in Laclede's Landing. (name unknown?)

1795

  • Pinckney Treaty of 1795 - removed the 15% tariff for shipping on the Lower Mississippi, allowing Americans to ship goods for free. It was also known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo.

1796

  • Spanish census - Total population: 975; White Males: 390; White Females: 261; Free Mulatto Males: 16; Free Mulatto Female: 18; Free Negroes Male: 1; Free Negroes Females: 7; Mulatto Slave Males: 37; Mulatto Slave Females: 48; Negroes Slave Male: 100; Negroes Slave Female: 97
  • The Village of Louisbourg is renamed as Carondelet

1798

  • The local population was approximately 925


1800s

1800

  • The Treaty of San Ildefonso returned possession of the Louisiana Territory (including St. Louis to Napoleonic France, but the deal was kept secret until 1903

1803

  • Louisiana Purchase

1804

1805

1808

  • First St. Louis newspaper: The Missouri Gazette and Louisiana Advertiser
  • The town's first police force was established. It was originally four unpaid volunteers, who served on a rotating basis. Able-bodied men age 18+ were required to patrol for four months of the year. This was the only police system for the next 10 years. Refusal to serve on patrol carried a fine of $1.

1809


1810s

1810

  • Two fire companies were formed by town ordinance. They both consisted of male volunteers ages 18+.

1811

  • Population estimated to be 1,200
  • Stone House Built on "Chouteau's Hill"
  • An ordinance established the position of "Overseer of Roads", and two positions as property appraisers. Every able-bodied man age 21+ was required to work on the roads for a period of between 2 and 30 days. The length of time depended on the value of each person's property, and substitutes were allowed.
  • New Madrid Earthquake

1812

  • Brick homes and stores started to appear. Brick was used for its durability, and because of a lack of available of lumber in the area.
  • The Market House on the Public Square was completed. Each of its 12 stalls were rented for $10-$30 per year.
  • The Missouri Gazette broke news of the War of 1812 on July 11.
  • The Louisiana Territorial Government was reorganized. Missouri was made a 2nd class territory, with St. Louis as its capital.

1813

  • The Committee for Public Safety was formed as worries about British-Indian attacks grew due to the War of 1812 being fought.

1814

  • The first thespian society was formed, and its members built The Theatre, which was the first theatre in St. Louis.

1815

  • Louis William Valentin DuBourg was consecrated Bishop of the Louisiana Purchase area and moved to St. Louis.
  • A treaty was signed with 19 Native American tribes at Portage des Sioux. With the end of the War of 1812 the same year, St. Louisian's minds were eased from the fear of attack.

1816

  • The population in 1816 was estimated at 3,000. The town had grown 250% in five years.
  • What can be considered the first "subdivision" was built in the area between Fourth to Seventh Streets, and from St. Charles to Spruce Streets. It was built by Auguste Chouteau and John B. C. Lucas, and was referred to as building "on the hill."

1817

1818

  • The first streets were paved with cobblestones
  • The Irish Emmigrant & Corresponding Society was founded to help Irish people who wanted to immigrate to the U.S. After the War of 1812, Irish immigration boomed.
  • First Police Captain appointed and paid $400 annually, and police increased to 6 officers, one of which being a one-armed man. Two officers were specifically assigned to night patrol.
  • Bishop DuBourg formed the St. Louis Academy with his personal 8,000 volume library. The academy would later become Saint Louis University.
  • Local Baptists organized the first African-American sunday school in St. Louis. Slaves were allowed to attend, with permission from their owners. About 90 student attended initially. It would later become the First African Baptist Church in 1827.

1819

  • The Erin Benevolent Society was formed to help poor Irish in St. Louis and Ireland. On March 17, the Society held a procession and banquet in honor of Saint Patrick, which it continued to do annually for many years.
  • Panic of 1819
  • A brick cathedral was built by order of Bishop DuBourg on Laclede's church square between 2nd & 3rd Streets. It is now the site of the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France.

1820s

1821

  • The first city directory was published

1822

  • On December 9, the Missouri legislature passed a bill that incorporated St. Louis as a city. The bill authorized a mayor and nine aldermen, and politically separated the city into 3 wards. The city's boundaries began at Ashley Street in the north, ran west to about Seventh and Carr Streets, then south along Seventh Street to Rutger and east to the river, embracing an area of 385 acres.

1826

  • The Police Department expanded by appointing a new captain and 26 new lieutenants. In addition to patrol duties, patrolmen had to ring the church bells at 10:00pm during the summer months and 9:00pm during the rest of the year.

1827

1828

  • On November 26, the Mullanphy Hospital became the first Catholic hospital in the U.S., and the first hospital run by women. The hospital took any patient, regardless of race or ability to pay for treatment.

1830s

1830

  • Census - Total Population: 14,125; White: 11,109; Free Colored: 220; Slaves: 2,796; Aliens: 42
  • Francis McIntosh is burned alive by a mob on April 1

1831

1832

1834

1835

1837

  • Panic of 1837
  • St. Louis Theatre opened
  • The State of Missouri created the Bank of Missouri. It was considered the strongest bank west of the Appalachians, and was one of few banks not to fold during the Panic of 1837.

1839

1840s

1840

  • Census - Total Population:: 35,979; White: 30,505; Free Colored: 858; Slaves: 4,616; People employed in Agriculture: 3,996; Commerce: 1,011; Manufacturing: 3,034; entire area's assessed value: $8,682,000
  • St. Paul African Methodist Church was founded

1842

  • The dominant Whig Party split into pro-immigrant and anti-immigrant factions. Immigration riots were caused, and an indirect effect was the rise of the Democratic Party's power.

1843

  • The first "bus" system started. It served from Third and Market Streets to the north side ferry landing at Madison Street. It was begun by Erastus Wells and Calvin Case, and a ride cost 5 cents.
  • Knights of Liberty founded
  • The first public transportation was started. It was a horse-drawn bus line from Third and Market Streets to the North St. Louis ferry landing at Madison Street.

1844

1846

1849

1850s

1850

  • Local population was approximately 77,860, with the entire area having an assessed value of $29,676,000
  • Permanent cholera quarantine built on Arsenal Island. All visitors to St. Louis had to be examined before they could enter the city.
  • City Council creates fund for first sewers by creating a .5% tax on property
  • First Turnverein is organized
  • Police Department purchased the "Black Maria", a wagon with barred windows, to transport prisoners. The expansion of St. Louis was making it too difficult for patrolmen to walk their suspects back to jail.

1851

  • w: Jenny Lind came to St. Louis, and hundreds of people packed the concert hall
  • Iron Mountain Railroad was organized to bring lead ore to the city from out of state. It began at Second and Lami Streets, and ran through Carondelet and Jefferson Barracks.
  • Lafayette Park dedicated
  • Lucas Place became the City's first private neighborhood

1852

  • State Supreme Court Reverses the Dred Scott decision
  • The Pacific and North Missouri railroads were built, becoming the first passenger trains west of the Mississippi. There was no bridge over the Mississippi, so passengers and cargo had to be ferried across.

1854

1855

1859

  • July 4 - The first streetcar (at the time called a "street railroad") was completed on Olive Street
  • Construction of Christ Church Episcopal begins at the corner of Third and Chestnut

1860s

1860

  • Frist baseball game in St. Louis at Fairgrounds Park on July 9th. The Morning Star Baseball Club beat the Cyclone Baseball Club by a score of 36 to 24.
  • Eberhard Anheuser buys Bavarian Brewery and renames it E. Anheuser & Co.

1861

  • Population estimated at 161,000
  • St. Louis Daily Press newspaper began
  • Last slave auction in St. Louis on New Years Day on the Old Courthouse steps. Seven slaves were to be auctioned off, but the crowd refused to allow the price to rise above $8.00 per slave. The auctioneer gave up of his own accord.
  • The St. Louis Police Department was put under state control by order of the state legislature, which was largely pro-southern, because the mayor and populous of St. Louis were pro-Union. Power over the police was placed with a Board of Commissioners appointed by the governor, which is how it is to this day. At the same time, James McDonough became St. Louis' first police chief.
  • The governor's secession convention moves from Jefferson City to St. Louis' Mercantile Library, and rejects secession.
  • Camp Jackson established
  • Camp Jackson surrendered
  • General John C. Fremont arrived in St. Louis in 1861 as commander of the Western Department of the U.S. Army. He declared martial law in St. Louis in an attempt to control tensions and conflicts in the border state town. He confiscated the property of rebels and freed their slaves. Anyone who wanted to leave the city required a pass.
  • William Greenleaf Eliot and James Yeatman established the Western Sanitary Commission in 1861 to operate hospitals for the wounded and provide other sanitary services for the U.S. army.
  • In November, General Henry W. Halleck took over as commander of the Department of the West in St. Louis.
  • James B. Eads builds iron-clad riverboats for the Union Navy in order to help them wrest the lower Mississippi from the Confederacy. In only 100 days, he built seven ironclad riverboats at the Union Marine Works in Carondelet.
  • Minute Men Organized
  • See St. Louis in the Civil War for more details of this era

1862

  • Old Courthouse construction is finished. It had been under construction since 1839.
  • Pro-Union refugees from outstate Missouri started arriving. They had been driven from their homes by their pro-southern neighbors and by fighting by raiders. General Halleck ordered that levies be assessed against southern sympathizers in the City to help pay for the costs of aiding refugees who were fleeing from pro-Confederacy rural areas.

1863

  • The state legislature authorized the City to build a new waterworks and created the Board of Water Commissioners. Construction did not begin until after the 1866 cholera epidemic.

1864

1865

1866

  • Population estimated at 204,000
  • Police Department increased to 225 officers. A new program to combat crime on steamboats was put into action. Steamboat captains would pay the Department $1/day to have an officer assigned to their boat.
  • Missouri Historical Society founded
  • 1866 Cholera Epidemic

1867

1868

1869

1870s

1870

1872

1873

  • Panic of 1873

1874

1875

1876

  • Final 1876 extension of city boundaries
  • Budweiser Beer developed
  • St. Louis Brownstockings Join the National League
  • Great Divorce of 1876
  • Separation of St. Louis City from County
  • Forest Park established
  • 1876 Home Rule Charter
  • Democratic National Convention of 1876

1877

1878

1879


1880s

1880

  • Census
  • Eberhard Anheuser dies.

1884

1885

  • Cable Street Railways introduced

1886

1887

  • St. Louis Labor and Trades Assembly Union is formed

1888

1889

  • Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis formed
  • Henry Shaw dies


1890s

1890

  • Population reaches 682,000
  • Wednesday Club formed
  • Lewis Place laid out
  • St. Louis population reaches 451,770
  • Normal School Opens at Sumner High School
  • William Harris publishes "Hegel's Logic"
  • City electrified

1891

1892

  • Cupples Station construction
  • Theodore Dreiser Arrives in St. Louis

1893

  • First women appointed in city government
  • Economic Panic of 1893
  • William Marion Reedy named publisher at the St. ?? (Editor?)

1894

1895

  • Eugene Field dies in Chicago.
  • First pressed brick streets and alleys laid
  • Sumner High School relocates

1896

  • Kate Field dies
  • Republican National Convention of 1896
  • View of St. Louis, 1896
  • New City Hall opens
  • Tornado of 1896

1898

  • Automobiles appear on the streets of St. Louis
  • United Railways Company Started

1899

1900s

1900

  • Transit Workers Strike
  • Rolla Wells is elected mayor
  • Poro College founded
  • St. Louis baseball team is named the Cardinals

1901

  • New water treatment system is installed
  • Civic Improvement League established

1902

  • Kingshighway Commission chartered
  • St. Louis Browns Join the American League
  • American Tent & Awning Co. Fire

1904

  • Population estimated at 575,000, making St. Louis the nation's 4th largest city.
  • 1904 World's Fair and 1904 Olympic Games
  • A shootout with train robbers causes the death of 3 St. Louis policemen, making it the single deadliest event for the police department to this day.
  • Association of Colored Womens Clubs organized
  • Public Buildings Commission chartered

1907

  • St. Louis Women's Trade Union League founded
  • View of St. Louis, 1907

1909

  • First airplane flight in St. Louis


1910s

1910

  • St. Louis Equal Suffrage League founded
  • First African-American elected official
  • St. Louis Zoological Society is formed

1912

  • City Plan Commission established
  • St. Louis Argus founded
  • Railway Exchange is built
  • World's first parachute jump

1913

1914

  • St. Louis NAACP formed
  • Pageant & Masque is held

1916

  • Segregation initiative is passed

1917

  • Aluminum ore race riot
  • St. Louis Urban League established

1919

  • American Legion formed


1920s

1920

  • St. Louis Cardinals become tenants of Browns
  • People's Motor Bus Company established
  • Prohibition breeds crime in St. Louis
  • League of Women Voters of St. Louis founded

1921

  • First radio station in Missouri built

1922

1923

  • The Traffic Division of the Police Department was formed with 122 automobiles and 44 motorcycles.
  • Bond Issue of 1923
  • Air Pollution and smoke regulation

1924

1925

  • St. Louis Club Building fire
  • Dinky Trolley Line goes bankrupt
  • KMOX Radio Station goes on the air

1926

1927

1928

1929

  • A new police academy was formed. In a four week session, each recruit learned patrolling, target practice, first aid, calisthenics, geography, spelling, penmanship, boxing, and swimming.
  • Depression and the Stock Market Crash


1930s

1930

  • Census
  • St. Louis Cardinals win 1930 National League Pennant
  • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport dedicated
  • Ted Drewes frozen custard opens
  • St. Louis Cardinals' Gas House Gang
  • The Police Department began its own radio station, and 50 patrol cars were equipped with receivers. The beginning of the modern police dispatcher was here. Also, police reports were introduced, and records were kept of all violations and incidents.

1931

1932

  • 1932 Bond Issue

1933

  • Unemployment rate peaks during Great Depression
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Association

1934

1935

  • 1935 Bond Issue
  • First Labor Union victory by Gas Workers' Union

1939


1940s

1940

  • 1940 Census
  • Admiral riverboat completed
  • Smoke-Abatement Law enacted
  • 1940 All -Star Game hosted in St. Louis

1941

  • World War II affects local manufacturing

1942

1943

  • Women's Auxiliary Army Corps formed
  • Urban Developments Corporation Law

1944

  • Meet Me in St. Louis premieres
  • Streetcar Series
  • St. Louis Cardinals win 1944 World Series

1946

  • St. Louis Cardinals win 1946 World Series

1947

  • 1947 Comprehensive City Plan

1949

  • St. Louis CORE established
  • Waterfront redevelopment projects
  • Bi-State Development Agency created


1950s

1952

  • LCRA is established

1953

  • Farris appointed LCRA director
  • St. Louis Cardinals are sold to Busch

1954

  • Harris and Stowe Colleges merged
  • St. Louis Sewer District created
  • Plaza Square renewal

1955

  • LCRA and Housing Authority combined

1956

  • Lafayette Area declared blighted

1958

  • Peabody Coal Company Building completed
  • Mill Creek Valley renewal
  • New Sports Stadium proposed
  • Redevelopment recommended for Kosciusko

1959

  • Thomas Jefferson Building completed
  • Murphy Area declared blighted
  • Kosciusko Project underway
  • Hot-air balloon record


1960s

1960

  • Mayor's MBDC Founded
  • City Population: 750,026
  • Missouri Employment Security Building completed

1961

  • Federal Building at 15th and Market completed
  • DeSoto-Carr/Murphy Areas funds sought
  • Mark Twain Expressway opened
  • Developer selected for stadium

1962

  • Junior College District created
  • Bond issue for city share of stadium cost
  • 1962 Borough Plan defeated
  • Parkside Plaza completed
  • Famous Barr Garage completed

1963

  • Bi-State purchases Public Service Transit Co.
  • St. Louis RIDC established
  • MO General Assembly Municipal Planning Act passed
  • Executive Building completed
  • First National Bank addition
  • Grandel and West End Project progress
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis opens

1964

  • St. Louis Cardinals win 1964 World Series
  • Regional Industrial Development Council founded
  • Kiener Plaza East Garage completed
  • Huck Finn Excursion Boat
  • Teachers select Mill Creek Site
  • Grant sought for West End Rehab Project
  • St. Louis Univ. Redevelopment Plan for Mill Creek
  • Bicentennial of the city's founding

1965

  • St. Louis Centre North Garage completed
  • Days Inn at the Arch completed
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • Southwestern Bell Building completed
  • Mayor's Beautification Commission founded
  • East-West Gateway Coordinating Council founded
  • West End Rehab begins
  • Montgomery, Murphy-Blair, DeSoto-Carr Renewal
  • Warwick addition
  • Clarion Hotel-St. Louis
  • ACTION established

1966

  • East-West Gateway Coordinating Council established
  • Farm Credit Banks Building constructed
  • Sports Stadium approved/built
  • C. L. Farris resigns
  • Busch Memorial Stadium dedicated
  • Busch Stadium completed
  • Stadium East and Stadium West garages completed
  • Mansion House Center completed
  • Last streetcar line disappears
  • Kiener Memorial Plaza completed
  • Ethyl Petroleum Building completed
  • Best Western St. Louisian
  • Former General American Agencies Building built

1967

  • 1967 St. Louis Tornado Outbreak
  • Chapter 100 enacted by Missouri legislature
  • Edison Brothers Store Addition
  • Kiener Plaza West Garage Completed
  • Union Market Leased to Merchant Tenants
  • St. Louis Cardinals Win 1967 World Series

1968

  • St. Louis Cardinals win 1968 National League Pennant
  • St. Louis Sentinel founded
  • Gateway Arch officially dedicated
  • Becky Thatcher Excursion boat completed
  • Gateway Tower Building completed
  • Model City Agency established

1969

  • Downtown mall area blighted
  • Pet Inc. international headquarters
  • LaSalle Park plan approved
  • NDP Funding for DeSoto-Carr and other projects
  • LCRA and Housing Authority separated


1970s

1970

  • Lt. Robert E. Lee Restaurant Boat completed
  • Mark Twain St. Louis Bank completed
  • Laclede Gas Building completed
  • Federal Building completed
  • Ralston Purina Tower completed
  • Relocation Agency established
  • St. Patricks Day Parade started

1971

  • Zoo-Museum District created
  • Operation Breakthrough targets Mill Creek Valley
  • Equitable Building completed
  • 500 Broadway Building completed
  • Land Reutilization Authority (LRA) established.

1972

1973

  • Kiel Auditorium garage completed
  • Construction begins in LaSalle Park redevelopment
  • RCGA formed

1974

  • Eads Bridge railroad tracks closed
  • Cervantes Convention Center built
  • Community Development Agency (CDA) created
  • St. Louis Port Authority created
  • Ruth C. Porter Mall completed
  • Post office annex completed
  • Ground Broken for convention center with LCRA Aid

1975

  • Mercantile Tower completed
  • CDA opens for business at the 1015 Locust building
  • John Roach appointed CDA executive director
  • Holiday Inn Riverfront Conversion completed
  • Convention Center Interchange completed
  • CDA funding initiated
  • Pruitt-Igoe Housing Complex imploded

1976

  • Local Development Company (LDC) created
  • Boatmen's Tower completed
  • Marriott's Pavilion Hotel's first tower completed
  • Breckenridge Hotel replaces Spanish Pavilion

1977

  • Don Spaid appointed CDA executive director
  • Local public works program undertaken in 1977
  • Alley lighting completed
  • Sheraton St. Louis hotel completed
  • Lennox Hotel renovation and conversion
  • General American Life Insurance Building completed
  • Jefferson Arms
  • Greyhound bus terminal renovated
  • Continental Trailways Terminal Addition completed

1978

  • Union Electric Co. Addition

1979

  • MEDAC created
  • Industrial Development Authority (IDA) created
  • CDA Economic Development staff move to PIEA
  • Heritage and Urban Design Commission created
  • 801 N. 11th Street Building completed
  • YMCA Contemporary Tower converted


1980s

1980

  • Koken Building completed

1981

  • United Exposition Service completed
  • Columbus Squares Apartments Completed
  • Holiday Inn Downtown completed
  • O'Fallon Place completed
  • Fair St. Louis
  • Cochran Plaza completed
  • Schoemehl appoints executive director of development
  • Business Assistance Center (BAC) created
  • Frank Hamsher is Director of CDA
  • Major layoffs Occur at CDA

1982

  • Boatmen's Plaza completed
  • 1010 Market Street office tower is completed
  • Chouteau Center is completed
  • 910 N. 11th St. building completed
  • A second round of layoffs occur at CDA
  • St. Louis Cardinals win 1982 World Series
  • Desegregation program begins for St. Louis public

1983

  • Office of Business Development (OED) is created
  • St. Louis Place completed

1984

  • U.S. Sprint Building completed
  • Ryder Truck Building completed
  • 901 N. 10th St. Building completed

1985

  • Edison Brothers Stores and parking garage
  • Lucas Park Loft Apartments completed
  • One Bell Center completed
  • Mercantile Bank facility completed
  • Embassy Suites Hotel completed
  • Thrifty Inn completed
  • Hyatt Regency St. Louis completed
  • Deborah Patterson named development director
  • Tom Nash appointed head of OBD
  • Union Station reopens
  • St. Louis Cardinals win 1985 National League Pennant

1986

  • St. Louis Centre opens
  • A.E. Lottes building completed
  • One City Centre completed
  • Gateway One on the Mall completed
  • Adam's Mark Hotel completed

1987

  • Port Authority is folded into OBD
  • MagneTek Century Electric Building completed
  • MCI Building completed
  • Brinks Building completed
  • Football Cardinals leave St. Louis
  • St. Louis Cardinals win 1987 National League Pennant

1988

  • Economic Development Commission created
  • Operation Conserv established in building division
  • Drury Inn Union Station completed
  • Mercantile Bank Operations Center completed
  • Power House completed
  • Forsythe Plaza at Union Station reconstructed

1989

  • J. Christopher Grace - executive director of development
  • Anthony Williams appointed as director of CDA
  • Metropolitan Square and parking lot completed
  • Union Electric corporate headquarters
  • A.G. Edwards North Tower completed
  • Dennis Coleman - executive director of development


1990s

1990

  • Sherwood Medical Building completed
  • Daniel and Henry Building completed
  • Drury Inn Convention Center completed
  • EDC renamed St. Louis Development Corporation
  • CDA, SLDC, HUDC, Op. Impact @ 330 N. 15th St.
  • Courtyard by Marriott

1991

  • Southwestern Bell Information Systems center

1993


2000s

2000

  • Rams win Superbowl XXXIV

2006

2008

  • November 18 - Anheuser-Busch is acquired by InBev.

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