This two hour walking tour gives a sweeping, entertaining overview of the city’s intricate history and beautiful architecture–and we’ll find it all within the core of Downtown. Together, we will time travel through St. Louis, moving through Downtown when it was a colonial fur trading village, through the booming Gilded Age, and on to the misguided urban planning choices of the mid-twentieth century. Oh, and the Arch! Don’t forget about the Arch!
Elizabeth And Amanda
RenegadeSTL provides fresh, original, off-beat tours of the amazing history and architecture of St. Louis. Equipped with 7 years of experience, Amanda, founder and tour guide, comes armed with with a B.A. in History, an obsession with history and architecture, and a sharp wit acquired from her Southern grandmother. Amanda's other half, Elizabeth, has been touring the city for 3 years. She is a PhD candidate in American Studies, in love with St. Louis, public history, and talking a lot. Join us on a tour of your favorite neighborhood and be prepared to see a side of St. Louis you never knew existed!
This tour will uncover the lesser known history and provide a new look at the grand architecture of downtown St. Louis. Some highlights of the tour include: Citygarden, the Old Cathedral, buildings designed by Louis Sullivan, and stories of protest, urban renewal, and missed opportunities.