History Spotlight: Flounder House
How the “flounder” style house got its unique name.
History Spotlight: The Mother of the Public Kindergarten Movement
The story of how St. Louisan Susan Blow opened the first publicly funded kindergarten in the U.S.
History Spotlight: St. Louis Blues
The backstory to W.C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues.”
History Spotlight: African American Newspapers
The St. Louis Palladium and other African-American newspapers were a great way for people to stay connected in the late 1800s.
History Spotlight: The Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch is the most recognized landmark of St. Louis but it could have looked much differently.
The St. Louis Motordrome
The St. Louis Motordrome opened in 1912 for board track racing, a highly dangerous motorcycle sport in the early 20th Century.
During the early twentieth century, St. Louis was one of the nation’s largest shoe manufacturing cities.
The Story Behind the Eads Bridge
Completed in 1874, Eads Bridge was the first bridge across the Mississippi River in St. Louis.
1904 World’s Fair Food and Restaurants
The unique foods and restaurants St. Louisans experienced at the 1904 World’s Fair.
Annie Malone: The First African American Female Millionaire
The first African American women to become a millionaire in the United States and her connection to St. Louis.