St. Louis' Washington Avenue Honored

6 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, October 04 2011 Oct 4, 2011 Tuesday, October 04, 2011 8:00:08 AM CDT October 04, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Washington Avenue in St. Louis is being hailed as one of the top 10 streets in the nation by the American Planning Association.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the association is lauding Washington Avenue for its industrial architecture, mix of land use and lively atmosphere.

Washington Avenue was once home to a thriving garment industry. When those jobs moved elsewhere, the street reemerged as a favorite place for restaurants, night clubs and shops.

Mayor Francis Slay lauds the street for its walkability and diversity, architecture, monuments, parks and art.

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