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Soldiers Memorial Set to Reopen Nov. 3

June 22, 2018 - 7:49 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Just over four months to go and the Missouri History Museum will reopen Soldiers Memorial Military Museum downtown, after a two-year, $30 million renovation.

In addition to the remodeled displays, the expansion of the Court of Honor and even the upgraded HVAC system, the renovation includes one item that some may not associate with past wars and the St. Louisans who fought and died in them - a charging station for electric vehicles.

A spokesman at the History Museum says they installed the one Leviton EV charging station at the Pine Street entrance as part of their efforts to gain LEED certification.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and it's soughtafter to rate a project as a healthy, high-efficient and cost-saving green building. This will be the first time the History Museum has ever applied for LEED certification. The History Museum plans to use an electric car for staff. 

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The Soldiers Memorial was built in 1935 to honor World War I veterans. It now honors St. Louis-area veterans of all wars.

It’s expected to reopen to the public Nov. 3.