Gwen B. Giles Park

Hodiamont Avenue and Catalpa
Saint Louis, MO 63112

1 Horseshoe Pit
1 Playground
1 Softball Field
1 Spray pool
1 Basketball Court

History:

This park named in March 22, 1986 in honor of Gwen B. Giles, the first black person and first woman to serve as city assessor. In 1977, she was the first black woman elected to the state Senate. She resigned her Senate seat representing the 4th District in 1981 when Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr. appointed her Assessor.
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