Landmarks Association of St. Louis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Weil, Executive Director
May 31, 2012 314-421-6474
Come Relive the St. Louis Streetcar Era
WHAT/WHERE: St. Louis Historic Streetcar Slides and Film Exhibition. Mr. Mark Goldfeder and Landmarks Association of St. Louis will host an exhibition of slides and films featuring historic streetcars in St. Louis, along with a discussion at Urban Eats, 3301 Meramec Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118 on June 13, 2012: Doors at 5:30, presentations begins 6:30. Cost is $12.00 per person and includes one beverage and snacks. Urban Eats Café and Bar+ will donate a portion of additional food and beverage sales to Landmarks Association so consider staying for dinner!
HOW: Mark Goldfeder is a lifelong St. Louisan, and a graduate of Forest Park Community College and Parks College at St. Louis University, where he earned his B.S. in Transportation. He is the current president of the St. Louis Railroad Enthusiasts, and current vice president of the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri. As a youngster, he lived by the Hodiamont Street Car, and it has been his center of attention ever since. His collection of photographs and film reels of the historic streetcars is remarkable, and exciting to behold. Landmarks Association of St. Louis’ mission is to preserve, enhance, and promote St. Louis’ architectural heritage and to encourage sound planning and good contemporary design. Please join us for a showing of Goldfeder’s collection, and a discussion on historic streetcars.
WHO: Landmarks Association of St. Louis Executive Director, Andrew Weil
President of St. Louis Railroad Enthusiasts, Mark Goldfeder
Landmarks Association of St. Louis was incorporated in1959 by citizens who were concerned about the destruction of the city’s historic architecture in the era of “urban
renewal” and the Interstate Highway System. The organization has evolved over the
last 53 years into the primary advocate for the region’s historic built environment. In
addition to policy and advocacy work, Landmarks works to educate community residents and leaders about the importance of preserving our architectural heritage, and the economic and environmental advantages of doing so. Landmarks’ educational center,
Architecture St. Louis, hosts programs for children and adults and features exhibits on both contemporary and historic architecture, architects and historic preservation. In addition, Landmarks’ tours, lectures, and events highlight the incredible neighborhoods and buildings of the St. Louis area.
n St. Louis Streetcar Slides and Film Exhibition, Urban Eats, 3301 Meramec Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118
n Mark Goldfeder, President, St. Louis Railroad Enthusiasts
n Andrew Weil, Executive Director, Landmarks Association of St. Louis
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