In the first half of the twentieth century, arts of a different nature were on exhibit just blocks from the High Low literary art cafe. Those sculptures were on wheels and exhibited in stunning commercial architectural framework. They played important parts in the automotive heritage of St. Louis, and their stories are chronicled in the new book, They Will Run: The Golden Age of the Automobile in St. Louis, written by Molly Butterworth and Tom Eyssell and released by Reedy Press. This nearly two hundred-page work explores transportation in the St. Louis region from the days of the Mississippian indigenous people through the early twentieth century, when St. Louis was running neck-and-neck with Detroit to be the United States’ premier automotive city, to the Gateway City’s current role in the development and engineering of the cars of tomorrow. During those heydays before the Great Depression, neighboring Locust Street was THE place in town to buy, accessorize, and service your car.


  • Occurs Thursday, November 21st, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The High Low

3301 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103


Brighid Heffernan

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