Mother and Child Dioscuri, Soldiers’ Memorial

Update: The Soldiers’ Memorial underwent a dramatic renovation and reopened under the management of the Missouri History Museum in 2018. Readmy articleabout the completed renovations here. I just realized that the dioscuri on the north side of the Soldiers’ Memorial is a mother with a child. Interesting little details make downtown so interesting.

Newly Built Soldiers’ Memorial, Civic Center

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. Readmy articleabout the completed renovations here. Just constructed, after clearing away several city blocks of some of the oldest buildings in St….

World War II Veterans’ Memorial

Update: The proposed additions were superseded by the successful renovation of the Soldiers Memorial by the Missouri History Museum, which reopened to the public on Veterans’ Day 2018. Read my articleabout the completed renovations here. The renovations included the completion of the architect’s original vision for the space seen in these photographs, which now preserve…

World War II Memorial

Update: This is indeed the World War II Memorial, and it was renovate along with the Soldiers’ Memorial, reopening under the management of the Missouri History Museum in 2018. Readmy articleabout the completed renovations here. I think this is the World War II Memorial, from 1948. Interestingly, almost sixty years before the memorial in Washington,…

Soldiers’ Memorial Details

Update: The Soldiers’ Memorial underwent a dramatic renovation and reopened under the management of the Missouri History Museum in 2018. Readmy articleabout the completed renovations here. The Soldiers’ Memorial downtown is hard to photograph, so I provide some of the more interesting details of the building here. It is in no way a drab building.

Dioscuri and the Soldiers’ Memorial

Update: The Soldiers’ Memorial underwent an extensive renovation and reopened in 2018 under the management of the Missouri History Museum. Readmy articleabout the completed renovations here. I realized recently that the two horsemen out front of the Soldiers’ Memorial are clearly based off of the famous Dioscuri statues which stand out front of the Palazzo…

Changing of the Guard, Soldiers’ Memorial During Marine Week

Update: The Soldiers’ Memorial underwent a dramatic renovation and reopened under the management of the Missouri History Museum in 2018. Readmy articleabout the completed renovations here. Something that I am more familiar with at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery came to St. Louis and its beautiful (and largely forgotten) Soldiers’…