Image Source: Photograph by W.C. Persons, May 16, 1940, Missouri History Museum, N39148
Update: The Soldiers’ Memorial underwent a dramatic renovation and reopened under the management of the Missouri History Museum in 2018. Read my article about the completed renovations here.
Just constructed, after clearing away several city blocks of some of the oldest buildings in St. Louis, the new Soldiers’ Memorial looks out at over a young Civic Center.