Bill Christman's 13-foot-tall depiction of a Native American man was installed at the northwest corner of Cherokee Street and Jefferson Avenue in 1985. Removed this month by neighborhood leaders, the sculpture's new home is the National Building Arts Center in Sauget, Illinois.
On June 12, Larry Giles died at the age of 73 after a struggle with leukemia. He was known as decent, honest and tough. On top of that, Giles was, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently put it, “the man who saved St. Louis.”