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37 Missouri National Historic Landmarks

Christ Church Cathedral (St. Louis) - 10/17/2021
Built 1859-67, in Gothic Revival style, it is one of the few well-preserved surviving works of Leopold Eidlitz, a leading mid 19th-century American architect
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Eads Bridge (St. Louis) - 6/4/2017
Opened in 1874, it was one of the earliest long bridges built across the Mississippi, the world's first all steel construction, and built high enough so steamboats could travel under
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Field HousePlaque (St. Louis) - 10/17/2021
Built in 1845, it was the home of Roswell Field, an attorney for Dred Scott in the landmark Dred Scott v. Sandford court case; his son, Eugene, noted writer of children's stories, was raised there
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Gateway Arch (St. Louis) - 7/13/1988
A monument to the westward expansion of the U.S., designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen in the shape of a flattened catenary arch
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Graham Cave - 6/4/2017
The broad arch cave protects an historically important Pre-Columbian archaeological site from the ancient Dalton and Archaic period dating back to as early as 10,000 years ago
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Harry S Truman Historic District (Independence) - 5/20/2000
Sites associated with the President including the residence where he lived for most of his adult life as well as the Truman Presidential Library/Museum
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John Patee HousePlaque (St. Joseph) - 5/31/2019
Completed in 1858 as a 140-room luxury hotel, office space included the headquarters and eastern terminus of the Pony Express
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Liberty MemorialPlaque (Kansas City) - 5/31/2019
The National World War I Museum and Memorial of the United States opened to the public as the Liberty Memorial museum in 1926
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home (Hannibal) - 5/23/2000
The home of Samuel Clemens from 1844 to 1853 and the inspiration for many of his stories
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Mutual Musicians FoundationPlaque (Kansas City) - 5/31/2019
Still used as an active performing venue, it was center of the development of the "Kansas City Style" of jazz, and immortalized in the song "627 Stomp"
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Sanborn Field and Soil Erosion PlotsPlaque (Columbia) - 6/4/2017
Established in 1888, it was the first facility in the U.S. intended to measure erosion and run-off for differing crops and agricultural practices and also where the first tetracycline was discovered
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Scott Joplin Residence (St. Louis) - 5/23/2000
The home of the composer from 1900 to 1903
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Shelley House (St. Louis) - 10/17/2021
The focus of the 1948 Supreme Court case Shelley v. Kraemer, which ruled that judicial enforcement by state courts of racially restrictive covenants violated the Constitution
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Truman Farm Home (Grandview) - 5/26/2021
Built in 1894 by Truman's maternal grandmother, he gave up his $100 a month bank salary to go work on the family farm in 1906
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Union StationPlaque (St. Louis) - 10/17/2021
Opening in 1894, and once the world's largest and busiest train station, it was converted in the early 1980s into a hotel, shopping center, and entertainment complex
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US Customhouse and Post Office (St. Louis) - 10/17/2021
Built between 1873 and 1884, designed by Alfred B. Mullett, William Appleton Potter, and James G. Hill, it is one of four surviving Federal office buildings designed by Mullet
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Westminster GymnasiumPlaque (Fulton) - 6/4/2017
Famous for being the site of Winston Churchill's 1946 "Sinews of Peace" speech, in which he coined the phrase "Iron Curtain" to characterize the growing Cold War
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Wainwright Building (St. Louis) - 10/17/2021
Designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan in the Palazzo style and built in 1890 it was among the first skyscrapers in the world
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White Haven - 5/23/2000
This was a plantation worked by slaves at the time Ulysses Grant was married to his wife in 1848 and remained so until the end of the American Civil War
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