Photo courtesy of Daniel Schwen via Wikicommons
February 19, 1948: Eero Saarinen’s design of a 630 foot, stainless steel, gateway arch was chosen as the new riverfront memorial in St. Louis.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.