Robert Terry Park

Compton Avenue and Eads Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63104

1 Comfort Station
1 Playground
1 Softball Field

History:

This tract of land was formerly the homestead ground of Captain James Buchanan Eads. This park was named in honor of Dr. Robert James Terry, a man well known nationally and locally for his contributions to medical literature. He was also one of the founders of the association that became the St. Louis Audubon Society. When he was 84 years old, he contributed a series of articles of the Bulletin of the Missouri Historical Society entitled "Memories of a Long Life" and he begins with his early childhood on Washington Avenue (January, 1955). Then Dr. Terry continues with his boyhood on Compton Hill in his grandfather's homes on Pennsylvania and Eads (April, 1955 and January, 1956). No other St. Louisian has given as much in highlighting youthful memories of the Compton-Eads area; and for this reason, as well as for his interest in birds and conservation, this neighborhood Park on Eads and Compton was named in his honor.
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