Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#33: Fort San Carlos

Another historic spot in downtown St. Louis where a hotel currently sits. There was a battle that was fought 16 years after the city of St. Louis' founding, in 1780. Fort San Carlos was a Spanish fortification. On May 26, 1780, was the historic battle between the British and St. Louis residents, in which the British lost. Whites and slaves both fought against them. 21 lives were lost as 300+ people fought. This was an American Revolution battle.

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is now in that area. It is between Kiener Plaza and the new Ballpark Village. The hotel, of course, is to provide out-of-towners catching Cardinals games a place to stay for the night.

The cake, which depicts the history of this location (with the Revolutionary War):
Right side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Left side of the cake

Top of the cake
Official website for the organization that commemorates Fort San Carlos
Wikipedia link (which documents the history of the Battle of St. Louis)

1 South Broadway, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63102
Cake artist: Craig Downs  (he also decorated the Black Madonna Shrine and Grottos cake)

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