A section of Delmar Boulevard in University City has captured the stars of St. Louis for all eternity, in brass and concrete. The names of famous St. Louisians are written on over 115 stars, and each star is accompanied by a plaque to commemorate that person’s achievements.
The St. Louis Walk of Fame branches out to include notable people from St. Louis history, like Pierre Laclède, Auguste Chouteau, William Clark and Ulysses S. Grant. There are famous ball players (from Cool Papa Bell to Ozzie Smith), writers (T. S. Eliot and Tennessee Williams) and even stars of the traditional kind (Vincent Price and Shelley Winters).
The walk was started by Joe Edwards as a way to draw tourists to the Delmar Loop. The first stars were installed in 1989 and famous St. Louisians are added each year. You can stroll the St. Louis Walk of Fame virtually by visiting the website St.LouisWalkofFame.org. Here you can browse a list of inductees, see their pictures and read a little about each person’s influence on our city, the nation and the world.
Anyone can nominate a person for the Walk of Fame. To get into the Walk the person must have been either born in St. Louis, spent their childhood here, or lived here during their “creative” years. Inductees must have had a national impact on our cultural heritage.
To nominated your favorite St. Louisian you can send a letter the St. Louis Walk of Fame office with the name, date and place of birth, and a short history of the person you wish to nominate. Include the person’s St. Louis connection and a description of his or her national impact.
St. Louis Walk of Fame
St. Louis, MO 63130
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