Laclede's Landing, St. Louis
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The Gateway Arch viewed from the Landing
|Location||Roughly bounded by Washington, N. 3rd, Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., and the Mississippi River, St. Louis, Missouri|
|Area||22 acres (8.9 ha)|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian, Federal|
|NRHP Reference #||76002262|
|Added to NRHP||August 25, 1976|
Located just north 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.
Attractions and accommodation
Laclède's Landing offers a multitude of places to eat, drink, and be entertained. The following businesses are part of Laclède's Landing:
- Big Bang
- Big Daddy's
- Drunken Fish
- Club Fusion
- Hannegan's Restaurant & Pub
- Joey B's on the Landing
- Morgan Street Brewery
- Old Spaghetti Factory
- Show-Me's on the Landing
- Sundecker's Bar and Grill
- Dental Health Theatre
- Lumière Place (casino and hotels)
- Royal Dumpe Dinner Theatre
- Wax Museum
- Doctor John's
- Gibbol's Novelties and Costumes
- St. Louis Souvenirs
- Four Seasons Hotel
- Hampton Inn Gateway Arch
Laclède's landing has many cobblestone streets. It is adjacent to the Eads Bridge, and I-70 (I-70 does not run over the Eads Bridge). On the Eads Bridge there is the Arch-Laclede's Landing MetroLink Stop. Laclède's Landing also contains Metro's (the local transit agency) headquarters.
Big Muddy Blues Festival
The annual Crown Royal Big Muddy Blues Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend and features top national and local blues bands.
Past headliners include: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Henry Townsend, Bo Diddley, Mavis Staples, Johnnie Johnson, Ike Turner, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Fontella Bass, Oliver Sain, Hubert Sumlin, Shemekia Copeland, Little Milton, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dr. John, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Joe Louis Walker, Roy Gaines, Sonny Landreth, and Ana Popovic!
This year's headliners include: Anothony Gomes, The Reverend Horton Heat, Walter Trout and David Clayton-Thomas from the American band "Blood, Sweat and Tears".
The Big Muddy Blues Festival has two satlitle stages on Lucas Ave and 2nd St. and The Veriozon Stage located on Morgan St and 2nd St. The Budwiser Mainstage is located on N. 1st Street and Lucas Ave. The festival is free and mostly appropriate for children of all ages!
More information about the Crown Royal's Big Muddy Blues Festival can be found at www.bigmuddybluesfestival.com
In Today's Culture
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.
- "National Register of Historic Places - Nomination Form". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
- Laclede's Landing Photographs collections at the University of Missouri–St. Louis
- Laclede's Landing, on a November morning in the late 1970s.