December 30, 1949

The May Company announced the construction of the Southtown Famous-Barr, a massive, three-story department store being built at the corner of Chippewa Street and Kingshighway Boulevard in south St. Louis.

President John F. Kennedy speaking.

November 22, 1963

This date in Missouri history. Famous-Barr announced it had selected a site at Lindbergh and the Rock Road for a $10 million shopping center. An item on page four of the Globe-Democrat mentioned that President Kennedy was in Dallas.