Sixteenth Anniversary of Saint Louis Patina

Map Showing Density of Population East of Grand, 1900, Missouri History Museum, Lib-OCLC-42946854

On the occasion of the sixteenth anniversary of St. Louis Patina, I wanted to announce that I now own the trademark for the name “St. Louis Patina.” I wanted to thank my parents for helping me obtain this recognition of this identity that I’ve built up over the last decade and a half. You’ll notice there’s a little ® next to the name at the top of the website now.

Here’s a cool map showing population density east of Grand Boulevard. in 1900.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Cindy Rice says:

    Congratulations Chris! I truly enjoy your daily information; it is part of my morning routine. I hope to catch one of your presentations in the future. Thank you for what you do!

  2. Yoji says:

    Congratulations, Chris! Thanks for all your work over the years. You’re performing a vital task for those of us interested in preserving what is best in the city’s built environment, and mapping an urban-design future responsible to the city’s quality of life and beauty.


    Bring up the 1900 map in one tab and the current Google-Map of St. Louis in another. Check out the number of residences that were destroyed (and people displaced) to make room for the I-64 / Market St. interchange, the I-44 roadway, the I-44 / I-55 interchange, and the park along Market St.

  3. W. White says:

    Another year already! Doesn’t seem like your fifteenth anniversary was a year ago. Congratulations on another year.

  4. Robert Shea says:

    Congrats and keep up the great work, Chris! Huge fan here! Bob

  5. Joshua Vise says:


  6. Congratulations Chris. A lot of work and perserverance goes into what you are doing. You deserve recognition for what you are doing to preserve St. Louis history!

  7. Brooke Petryka says:

    This is by far my favorite website. Thank you Chris for all your hard work and love for the Lou

    1. cnaffziger says:

      Thanks, Brooke! It means a lot!

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