Friday, July 4, 2014

#156: Fountain Park/Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue

  • The Fountain Park neighborhood was first plotted by John Lay in 1857.
  • Boundary lines for the neighborhood: Delmar Blvd. on South, Kingshighway on West, Page Blvd. on North, and to the East is Taylor Avenue. 
  • The oval-shaped park was donated by Lay in 1889.
  • The only statue of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in St. Louis is placed by the fountains at Fountain Park. 
  • The MLK statue was placed there in 1978.
The Martin Luther King statue

A closer look at the statue

4900 Fountain Park, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63113
Cake artist: Screwed Arts Collective

The cake was sold on 1/1/2015 for $418 in the biddingforgood auction.

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