Phil the Gorilla
Phil came to the Zoo in 1941 and was a favorite with Saint Louis Zoo visitors. He died in 1958. He remained popular after his death, with many visitors coming to see him as a mounted specimen. Saint Louis Zoo archives.
Longtime St. Louisans might remember the Millennium as Stouffer’s Riverfront, the cylindrical hotel with the restaurant that spins. Stouffer's opened in 1969. The building later carried the Clarion and Regal Riverfront names before the hotel began flying the Millennium flag more than a decade ago. Once the largest hotel in St. Louis, the 28-story Millennium Hotel closed in 2014.
270 Drive-In in Florissant, MO
The 270 Drive-In opened September 1, 1965 with Peter O'Toole in "Lord Jim", James Stewart in "Dear Brigitte" & Cliff Robertson in "Masquarade". It...