Soulard, St. Louis


Soulard, St. Louis

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map_caption = Location in St. Louis, Missouri
subdivision_type = Neighborhood
subdivision_name = Soulard
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population_total = 3187
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website = http://stlouis.missouri.org/soulard/
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Soulard (soo-lard) is a historic French neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri. It is named after Antoine Soulard, who first began to develop the land. Soulard was a surveyor for the Spanish government and a refugee from the French Revolution in the 1790s.

It is a picturesque residential neighborhood filled with restaurants, bars, and pubs, among other businesses and is one of the oldest communities in the city. There are bars on nearly every corner of the neighborhood, and coincidentally the name soûlard itself is the French word for drunkard. ["lookwayup.com", [http://lookwayup.com/lwu.exe/lwu/toEng?h=dictpage&s=d&w=so%FBlard&sLang=Fra] ] Though it should be noted that many residential blocks in St. Louis featured a corner store, bar, or soda fountain on every corner. Many of the homes there date back to the mid to late 1800s. Soulard is a thriving, eclectic area, and is home to the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the Midwestern United States. It is also home to a large popular Farmers' market, the historic Jesus Church,Fact|date=February 2008 and the world headquarters of Anheuser-Busch.

Mardi Gras

parade occurs in the evening, and in recent years has been moved just north of Soulard to downtown St. Louis.

Art Galleries in Soulard

* [http://www.madart.com Mad Art]
* [http://soulardartmarket.com Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Art Gallery]

References

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External links

* [http://www.soulard.org Soulard.org] Soulard Restoration Group - the neighborhood association of Soulard
* [http://www.slfp.com/Soulard.htm Soulard] at St. Louis Front Page.com
* [http://www.mardigrasinc.com/ Mardi Gras Inc.] , Organizers of St. Louis Mardi Gras
* [http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/soulardmarket/ Soulard Farmers Market]
* [http://www.soulardmarket.com/ Soulard Market site]
* [http://www.lempmansion.com/ The Lemp Mansion]


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