The exhibits at the Old Courthouse, most of which are actual models or historic items rather than mere text or photographs, ... More
The exhibits at the Old Courthouse, most of which are actual models or historic items rather than mere text or photographs, date back to 1764, at which time the St. Louis region was a French fur trading port. Other exhibits come from eras ranging from colonial times on up to the 20th century. The Old Courthouse served as an actual courthouse from the mid-19th century up until 1930.
Although exteriorly beautiful, there is nothing inside to excite me. Fortunately, entry is free. Unless you are interested in the historic Dred Scott trial which took place in this courthouse, you can give this place a miss. But capturing this building in your camera is a must. While it is easy not to miss taking a photo of the building's front, don't forget to capture photos from the back as well (in Kiener Plaza), with the Gateway Arch forming a "magical aura" over the Old Courthouse.
The Arch has been a popular tourist attraction since its completion in October 1965. Designed to last 1,000 years, it
reaches 630 feet in height; on a clear day, you can see for about 30 miles from atop the ...
The National Register of Historic Places calls this church a landmark, locals call it a bakery, and Catholic members call
it home. Founded in 1843, this church has since been redesigned into the splendorous form it still holds today. ...
Travel to another world with the St. Louis African Chorus. Concerts are performed throughout the year, indicated via an updated
calendar on the group's Web site. The Chorus provides an outlet for African culture in the area and continues ...