Laclede's Landing, St. Louis

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Laclede's Landing (/ləˌkldz-/), colloquially "the Landing", is a small urban historic district in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It marks the northern part of the original settlement founded by the Frenchman Pierre Laclède, whose landing on the riverside the placename commemorates.[2] The buildings in the area date from later periods, however.

Laclede's Landing
The Gateway Arch viewed from the Landing
Laclede's Landing, St. Louis is located in St. Louis
Laclede's Landing, St. Louis
Laclede's Landing, St. Louis is located in Missouri
Laclede's Landing, St. Louis
Laclede's Landing, St. Louis is located in the United States
Laclede's Landing, St. Louis
LocationRoughly bounded by Washington, N. 3rd, Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., and the Mississippi River, St. Louis, Missouri
Area22 acres (8.9 ha)
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference No.76002262[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 25, 1976

Located just north of Gateway Arch National Park (separated by the overland spans of the Eads Bridge) on the Mississippi River front, the Landing is a multi-block collection of cobblestone streets and vintage brick-and-cast-iron warehouses dating from 1850 through 1900, now converted into shops, restaurants, and bars. The district is the only remaining section of St. Louis' 19th-century commercial riverfront.[3]


Laclede's Landing has many cobblestone streets. It is adjacent to the Eads Bridge, and Interstate 44 (I-44 does not run over the Eads Bridge). On the Eads Bridge there is the Arch-Laclede's Landing MetroLink Stop. Laclede's Landing once housed Metro's (the local transit agency) headquarters.[4]

In popular cultureEdit

Alternative rock band Wilco references the Landing in "Heavy Metal Drummer", a song off the 2002 album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Although now based in Chicago, Wilco was initially based in St. Louis and cut their teeth in rock clubs in and around the Landing. Frontman Jeff Tweedy grew up in nearby Belleville, Illinois.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Conzen, Michael P. "L'héritage morphologique de l'urbanisme français aux États-Unis". Géocarrefour (in French). 77 (2): 161–173. doi:10.3406/geoca.2002.1568.
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places - Nomination Form" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
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Coordinates: 38°37′49″N 90°11′00″W / 38.63030°N 90.18331°W / 38.63030; -90.18331