Come share your memories of the Wellston Loop

Love transit? Love learning the history of St. Louis neighborhoods built from on our transit lines? Grew up near the Wellston Loop?

Don’t miss the Wellston Loop Family Reunion and Exhibit on Saturday,  November 21st from 1-3 P.M.    Come and share stories and pictures about the neighborhood from the past and present.

The event will feature a sidewalk exhibition of recent photographs and historic documents taking place at the former J.C. Penny Department Store (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) at 5930 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63112. Built in the “International Style” in 1948, the store operated until 1976. The event will offer free food, drink, music and videos.

Wellston-Loop-poster-8Nov2015-web

Another important building in the neighborhood is the Wellston streetcar transfer station. Built in 1909, this is the only streetcar station building left standing in St. Louis. The building will begin historic restoration in December 2015.  SLDC along with the Land Reutilization Authority (LRA) are taking the lead on the restoration of the project.   The building is currently on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.

Wellston Station color postcard

If you’d like further information, would like to contribute, or to volunteer, you can email Andrew Raimist at raimist@wustl.edu.