Annie Amantea Blum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Annie Amantea Blum Remembers The Admiral http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/annie-amantea-blum-remembers-admiral <p>The Streckfus family’s Admiral riverboat served as a mecca for social gatherings for generations of St. Louisans.&nbsp; Gracing the St. Louis riverfront from 1940 until 1978 with its distinctive art deco style, the boat took daily and nightly excursions on the Mississippi.&nbsp; On its five decks, patrons could partake in a variety of entertainment including ballroom dancing, a number of dining choices, arcade games, rock bands for teens, glamorous powder rooms and more.&nbsp; Its air-conditioned ballroom was one of the first in the area.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:49:58 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 10257 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Annie Amantea Blum Remembers The Admiral