St. Louis Symbols – Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse

St. Louis Symbols – Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse

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On the right-hand side of Market Street is a massive domed building, the Old Courthouse, which is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park. It was built in the mid 1800s and has been the scene of several important trials, including the suit by Dred Scott for freedom from slavery and Suffragist Virginia Louisa Minor for the right to vote. The courthouse now showcases historical exhibits. The Gateway Arch is often referred to as the Gateway to the West and is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and is a prevalant landmark for St. Louis. It spans both 630 feet tall and wide. The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and German-American structural engineer Hannskarl Bandel in 1947. Construction began on February 12, 1963, and was completed on October 28, 1965.

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The Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans

The Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans

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The Old U.S. Mint is currently the location of the Louisiana Historical Center. Mint holds title of being the only mint to produce American and Confederate coinage. It operated as a branch mint of the United States Mint from 1838 to 1861 and from 1879 to 1909. During that years of operation, it produced over 427 million gold and silver coins.

Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Closed Monday and state holidays.

Admissions:
Adults: $6
Students, Senior Citizens, Active Military: $5
Children 12 and under: Free

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The Wailing Wall aka Kotel in Old City of Jerusalem

The Wailing Wall aka Kotel in Old City of Jerusalem

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The Wailing wall aka the Kotel became the main prayer place only about 700 years ago, when the Ramban arrived to Jerusalem, and started resurrecting the Jewish settlement there. The area west of the Temple Mount was deserted, so Jews settled there. The Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem has figured prominently in the Jewish consciousness for centuries. Generations dreamed of appearing before the old stone wall Nowadays, the Wall is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the cracks between the rectangular stones are crammed with paper. Over a million people visit each year.

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