Laclede's Landing Showcases St. Louis History [PHOTOS]
Laclede's Landing or "the Landing," is a 22-acre urban historic district at 710 North 2nd Street, just north of Gateway Arch National Park. It marks the northern part of the original settlement founded in 1780 by the Frenchman Pierre Laclede, whose landing on the riverside the name commemorates.
The Landing is a multi-block collection of cobblestone streets and vintage brick-and-cast-iron warehouses dating from 1850 through 1900, now converted into shops, restaurants, and bars. It is the only remaining section of St. Louis' 19th-century commercial riverfront.
Today, the Landing is the only riverfront entertainment and dining district downtown. It is a mix of old and new: Nineteenth-century warehouses still stand, given a second life as office and residential spaces. In this historic, nine-block area, you’ll find many interesting restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shops, and attractions with views of the Mississippi.
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