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Luther Ely Smith Square

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the Luther Ely Smith Square and monument
Yoga at the Arch Monument at Luther Ely Smith Square

Luther Ely Smith Square is the beautifully landscaped green space that leads to the entrance of the Arch. Born in 1873, Luther Ely Smith was a St. Louis lawyer and civic booster who first proposed a riverfront memorial for President Thomas Jefferson and his efforts led to the creation of the Gateway Arch. Today, Luther Ely Smith Square welcomes visitors to the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, where they enjoy the unique plantings, picnic areas, and more than 300 feet of benches. With the Arch or Old Courthouse serving as a backdrop, you’ll have plenty of great photo opportunities at Luthy Ely Smith Square.

Luther Ely Smith Square

Luther Ely Smith Square

Luther Ely Smith Square

Luther Ely Smith Square