The Meeting of the WatersThis fountain by the sculptor Carl Milles symbolizes the union of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers · The two central figures represent the two great rivers while the lesser water creatures suggest the many tributaries and streams · Milles conceived the sculpture as embodiment of the freedom and primeval force of the waterways of the Great Mississippi Valley and he thought of the grouping as a marriage or festival celebrating the coming together of these great waters · The sculptor, Swedish born and a pupil of Rodin, was conscious that the fountain and plaza are a memorial to Louis P. Aloe (1869-1929) a civic figure and long time president of the Board of Alderman whose vision established the Gateway Mall.
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 743069 N 4279423|
|Decimal Degrees||38.63005000, -90.20765000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 37.803', W 90° 12.459'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 37' 48.18" N, 90° 12' 27.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1800-1898 Chestnut Street, St. Louis MO 63103, US|
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