Eero Saarinen St. Louis Arch Model 1957

February 19, 1948

Eero Saarinen’s design of a 630-foot stainless steel arch was chosen as the new riverfront memorial in St. Louis.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.