History Museum to Use Purchased Land for Loop Trolley Project
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri History Museum appears to have found a use for a vacant parcel purchased at an inflated price from a former St. Louis mayor.
The museum's board of trustees is scheduled to meet Wednesday afternoon to consider a plan to use the Delmar Boulevard tract as a construction staging site for the Loop Trolley project.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that construction on the 2.2-mile route linking the museum to the Loop retail district is expected to begin in late summer.
The museum board paid $875,000 to former mayor and museum trustee Freeman Bosley Jr. and a partner for land worth more than $600,000 less. The museum didn't get an appraisal beforehand nor disclose that the property was polluted. Its president was later ousted over the contentious purchase.