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The Story of Lindbergh Boulevard as Told by Patch Editors

Lindbergh runs 30 miles North to South. The busy traffic way has evolved into a major artery over 81 years. The connection comes alive on Patch the end of July.

Lindbergh Boulevard runs from Florissant up north to Lemay Ferry Road in the South. Along the way, thousands and thousands of vehicles pass along the route each day.

There's a rich history and story to tell. What started as a little country road has become a hub of major transport in either direction. The road is busy 24 hours a day.

The portion in Ladue and Frontenac has evolved over time. Many small businesses along the way have given way to major developments. Most notable would be Shriners Hospital for Children, Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis County Library main branch; the Villages at Schneithorst, the Fur Center and Frontenac Honda.

As aging buildings have come down, new developments have sprouted up like Conway Center. The Old Frontenac Square development has seen major changes in time. Kelly's Hunting and Fishing and Coco's are gone, replaced by small stores and offices.

At the end of the month, Patch editors will link each community together with unique stories, photos and video.

The Ladue-Frontenac Patch conducted an indepth interview with Barb Sacco, director Child Life at Shriners Hospital for Children. Sacco has been with Shriners for 36 years and is very familiar with the history of being in Frontenac since 1961. Look for her story in this series on Lindbergh Boulevard.

Patch readers are encouraged to join forces. We need old photographs. We'd like to hear from long time residents about their most vivid memories.

In the 1970s, the Brodsky family brought the present Frontenac Hilton Hotel to fruition. As stated, a lot has changed over the years.

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