Special Walks for Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 Session will kick off on Wednesday, September 4 and run 12 weeks.  Walkers must register to participate in each Spring and Fall Session.  Please contact CMT with questions at info@cmt-stl.org.

NOTE: You must register in order to be eligible to attend special walks.


Fall 2019 Kickoff – Guided Architecture Tour of the Arcade Building
With Paul Hohmann, of Ebersoldt+ Associates Architecture and creator of the Vanishing STL blog.

What you will see:

This guided architecture tour will include an overview and description of the two parts of the building and then go inside to the lobby and Arcade.  The tour will then continue to the  artist studios and the roof terrace.

More about the Arcade Building:

The Arcade Building is a mixed-use redevelopment of the historic Arcade-Wright complex which was completed in two phases in 1906 and 1919. The building originally housed offices and seven floors of retail stores including the two-story Arcade that extends from Olive Street through to Pine Street. The building sat vacant for over 25 years and was restored to include 282 apartments, artist studios, and an expanded space for Webster University’s Downtown St. Louis campus.

More about Paul Hohmann:

Our Ten Toe Express special guest Walk Leader, Paul Hohmann, is an architect with Ebersoldt+ Associates Architecture, and focuses on the rehabilitation & adaptive re-use of historic structures as well as infill construction in the urban core of St. Louis.  Paul also is the creator of the Vanishing STL blog.  Vanishing STL illustrates the continuing loss of irreplaceable architecture from landmark buildings to ordinary homes due to demolition, abandonment and neglect in the St. Louis area.

The group will exit the MetroLink near the 8th and Pine Metro Store.  Walkers that wish to procure their discount cards may do so at this time.  Lunch downtown, after the tour, is optional.

Registration Required

When: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Time: 9:15 am
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders: Paul Hohmann, of Ebersoldt+ Associates Architecture and creator of the Vanishing STL blog
Walk Capacity: 30

This walk has limited capacity.

 

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AARP St. Louis Breakfast Bunch

Saturday morning AARP Breakfast Bunch walks:  Explore new areas of St. Louis, get in some exercise, and have a good meal with the AARP St. Louis Breakfast Bunch. On select Saturdays this session, AARP volunteer-led groups of Ten Toe participants will ride the MetroLink then walk to one of our many great St. Louis area restaurants to enjoy a yummy breakfast with great company.

AARP St. Louis is proud to be serving as the presenting sponsor of this great program which promotes healthy behaviors and encourages us to maintain an active lifestyle.

  • Breakfast Bunch walks with AARP St. Louis meet on select Saturdays. For the Fall 2019 Ten Toe Express session, we’ll meet for:
    • Eads Bridge Tour (breakfast destination will be determined at a later date)
    • When: Saturday, September 21, 2019
      Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
      Time: 8:30 am (train departs at 8:45 am)
      Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
      Special Guest Walk Leaders: Loretta Davis
      Walk Capacity: Limited
      *Train fare and meal is at participant’s own expense
  • Details to know:
    Meet at the Shrewsbury Station at 8:30 a.m. on walk days, and return back to the station no later than 12:00 p.m.
  • Space is limited
  • Click Here to Register

Good Clean Fun at the Herbaria Soap Factory Tour

Join us for a trip to this factory-store on the Hill. Aromas come from pure essential oils in over 60 varieties of natural soap and other personal products such as deodorant, bath bombs, and DEET-free insect repellent. No artificial fragrance, colors, or preservatives are used. We will take a backstage tour to see how real soap is made and discover the difference between soap and detergent.  We will also hear a bit of bathing history and have some good clean fun.  Walkers will enjoy a free soap sample to take home.

Registration Required

When:  Thursday, September 26
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Time: 9:15 am
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders: Herbaria Soap Staff
Walk Capacity: 30


Sheldon Concert Hall – Haunted History Tour

Learn about the rich history of the Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries, built in 1912 as the home of the Ethical Society, and today, the host to over 350 events each year! The tour will take you through the concert hall, ballrooms, galleries, and backstage, where you will enjoy stories of the founders and architects who built this cultural gem, including the mysterious and perhaps even supernatural incidents that are part of this 107 year old building’s lore.

Registration Required

When: Tuesday, October 1
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Time: 9:15 am
Length of Walk: 1 to 2 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders: Chris Peimann, Director of Marketing and Publicity, Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
Walk Capacity: 30


The Greencubator – Green Startups at Laclede’s Landing

The Greencubator is located in a building that was previously a factory north of downtown St. Louis that printed labels and tags for food packaging relocated to Collinsville, Illinois.  The building has since been converted into a place for urban agriculture and food-based businesses.  Good Life Growing is an urban farming company that relies on Aquaponic, Hydroponic, Aeroponic, and other organic farming methods in order to produce quality, local food all year round. Our social enterprise is proud to be a community-based organization that is focused on combating urban decay and food insecurity in North St. Louis, starting at our home site at 4057 Evans Ave, St. Louis MO, 63113. We are proud to serve our local community members!

Registration Required

When: POSTPONED: Friday, November 22, 2019
Where to meet CMT:  Shrewsbury MetroLink Station
Time: 9:15 am
Length of Walk: 2 to 3 miles
Special Guest Walk Leaders: Good Life Growing Staff
Walk Capacity: 30