Powell Symphony Hall St. Louis. Missouri Life archive photo

January 24, 1968

This date in Missouri history. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra played its first-ever concert on the night after the St. Louis Theater was converted into Powell Hall, renamed for local businessman Walter Powell when his widow donated $1 million for it to be refurbished as the home for the symphony.


The Ozark Mountain Daredevils Are Still Shining

Springfield’s good old boys got to sing and sing and sing.