Aloe Plaza

Aloe Plaza (HM169B)

Location: St. Louis, MO 63103
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 37.803', W 90° 12.459'

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The Meeting of the Waters

This fountain by the sculptor Carl Milles symbolizes the union of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers · The two central figures represent the two great rivers while the lesser water creatures suggest the many tributaries and streams · Milles conceived the sculpture as embodiment of the freedom and primeval force of the waterways of the Great Mississippi Valley and he thought of the grouping as a marriage or festival celebrating the coming together of these great waters · The sculptor, Swedish born and a pupil of Rodin, was conscious that the fountain and plaza are a memorial to Louis P. Aloe (1869-1929) a civic figure and long time president of the Board of Alderman whose vision established the Gateway Mall.
HM NumberHM169B
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 743069 N 4279423
Decimal Degrees38.63005000, -90.20765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 37.803', W 90° 12.459'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 37' 48.18" N, 90° 12' 27.54" W
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Area Code(s)314
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800-1898 Chestnut Street, St. Louis MO 63103, US
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