Spotlight: A Slice of St. Louis History

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. In this week’s episode a look inside the unique Hotel St. Louis experience, the story behind Union Station’s Harvey Girls, a behind the scenes look at what remains of the Goldenrod Showboat, learn why the band stand in Forest Park is there, then peel back the layers of the onion house, and finally a new look at old downtown St. Louis.

    Hotel Saint Louis Brings New Ideas to a Famous Old Building
    In St. Louis, the old Union Trust Building is now Hotel Saint Louis. In this episode of Schankman’s St. Louis,
    we offer an armchair tour of this unique hotel.

    Fred Harvey and The Harvey Girls
    Mary Spiller is one of just a few Harvey Girls still alive to recall her time working at one of St. Louis Union Station’s legendary Fred Harvey restaurants.

    Treasures from the Goldenrod Showboat
    Many people assumed when the Goldenrod Showboat caught fire in 2017, it was lost forever. But many of the showboat’s most historic items were saved and stored.

    The Bandstand in Forest Park
    The Nathan Frank Bandstand in Forest Park was build the same year the park itself was established. It was closed in the early 1900s but was rebuilt in 1924.

    Peeling Back the Layers of the Onion House
    There’s a house that is so interesting it has its own email address & Instagram page! Julie Tristan tells us all about The Onion House!

    A New Look at Old Downtown St. Louis
    A locally published book traces the history of Downtown St. Louis using rarely seen illustrations and photographs to tell the story.

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