Best Mile of St. Louis - 2004
Market Street, between 4th and 20th streets
With a nod to Cherokee Street and its eclectic hodgepodge of antique stores and Mexican grocers, the finest mile in St. Louis runs along Market Street beginning at 20th Street and ending at 4th. Along the way you pass Union Station and Carl Milles' spectacular Meeting of the Waters fountain across the street in Aloe Plaza. Next up is the post office, followed by the Soldiers Memorial and the dormant Kiel Opera House. At the corner of Market and Tucker Boulevard, city hall and the civil courts building stand like gates to downtown's central business district. East of Tucker the road opens up with Kiener Plaza and the Old Courthouse, before terminating at Fourth Street.