“The Power of Place: The Forgotten, Nearly Forgotten, and Rescued Landscape of St. Louis” Presented by Andrew Wanko, Public Historian at Missouri History Museum.
March 5, 2015, Thursday, 3:00 pm
Winter day time presentation at Tesson Ferry Library
“The Power of Place: The Forgotten, Nearly Forgotten, and Rescued Landscape of St. Louis” Presented by Andrew Wanko, Public Historian at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis is undeniably the home of gems of architecture, fascinating historic sites, and lively neighborhoods. As we admire these sites, however, it is easy to forget that so many others have long since been erased from our landscape (or have come dangerously close). We’ll explore significant landscapes, buildings, neighborhoods, and even an entire island that have disappeared from St. Louis, and discuss the factors leading to their demise. We’ll look at iconic St. Louis places that were nearly destroyed at one point in their lives, and some that have made a successful return.
Get directions to Tesson Ferry library.
More about Andrew Wanko
See Andrew Wanko in C-Span video about the Missouri History Museum exhibit “250 in 250.”
See short biographical sketch of Andrew Wanko on NineNet
More about landmarks of St. Louis
Alphabetical List of Current City Landmarks by the City of St. Louis
Built St. Louis – Dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture in St. Louis, Missouri