Ashley Street Power Plant
Sitting on the bank of the Mississippi River, the Ashley Street Power Plant electrified the 1904 World’s Fair in St Louis, flaunting the power and potential of electricity for the Fair’s nearly 20 million visitors.
Cotton Belt Freight Depot
Commonly called the Cotton Belt Line, the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad changed the way cotton traveled from the greater Southwest to St. Louis. Don explores the Cotton Belt Freight Depot in St Louis.
At the time it was constructed, the Eads Bridge was the first river bridge at St. Louis built for locomotives, had the longest arch span of any bridge in the world, and was the first bridge of its kind made of steel.
The Gateway Arch
At 630 feet, the Gateway Arch is as tall as it is wide at the base. Completed in 1965, the Arch was built to commemorate the westward expansion of the United States in the 19th century.
Historic Lemp Brewery Complex
Long before the Gateway Arch was constructed, entrepreneurs were crafting another city trademark – lager beer - beneath the streets of St. Louis. Don explores the subterranean caves and vaults of the Lemp Brewery Complex.
This building in downtown St. Louis served as a public gathering place for pioneers as well as the site of landmark court cases in the 19th century. Don gets an exclusive look inside the dome and out on the roof.