Here are some fun and interesting facts about the cakes as well as their locations and artists:

First, the cake locations were split into five categories:

Landmark Sites  –  Heritage & Culture  –  The Great Outdoors  –  Local Favorites  –  Innovation

In late 2013, the public was invited to vote for 50 places that they felt deserved an stl250 cake. They were to cast their votes into five categories: Landmark Sites, Heritage & Culture, Innovation, The Great Outdoors and St. Louis Favorites. Voting ended in January 2014, and the results were revealed on Valentines Day 2014.

PUBLIC VOTE WINNERS

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Barretts Elementary School

Basilica of Saint Louis, Old Cathedral

Bellefontaine Cemetary

Brightside St. Louis

Broadway Oyster Bar

Busch Stadium

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (New Cathedral)

Chess Center

Christ Church Cathedral

Chuck-a-Burger Drive-In

City Museum

The College School

Crown Candy Kitchen

Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

Edward Jones South Campus

Endangered Wolf Center

Fabulous Fox Theatre

Gateway Arch

Grants Farm

Jefferson Barracks Visitors Center

Kirkwood Train Station

Left Bank Books

Luvy Duvy’s Cafe

The Magic House

Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

Manchester City Hall

Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Civil War Museum

Monroe County Welcome Center

The Muny

Rigazzis

Saint Louis Art Museum

Saint Louis Zoo

Sappington House Museum

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

Shrine of St. Rose Phillippine Duchesne

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

St. Anthony’s Medical Center

St. Joseph’s Academy

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis Public Library (Central Library)

St. Louis Union Station

The Sweet Divine

Sweetology

Ted Drewes

Tower Grove Park

World’s Fair Pavilion

YMCA of Greater St. Louis

 

Fast Eddie's Bon Air in Alton is noted for 'rejecting' a cake, possibly because of their age restrictions policy
Fast Eddie’s Bon Air in Alton is noted for ‘rejecting’ a cake, possibly due of their age restrictions policy

PLACES THAT WERE ORIGINALLY ON THE LIST

These are places that were originally supposed to get a cake, but for unknown reasons, did not get one. Notes accompany location

Audubon Center, West Alton, MO  (place originally had a cake, but they requested it to be moved, where it was placed at Big Mound)

Beyreis-Godt House, Washington, MO

Bond County Courthouse, Greenville, IL

Brooklyn City Hall, Brooklyn, IL

Busch Wildlife

Charbonier Bluffs, Florissant, MO

Cupples Station, St. Louis, MO

Elijah P. Monument, Alton, IL

Fast Eddie’s Bon Air, Alton, IL  (rejected cake, its cake went to Gateway Harley-Davidson)

Fee Fee Baptist Church, Bridgeton, MO

Franklin House, Alton, IL

Governor Daniel Dunklin’s grave, Herculaneum, MO

Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, Webster Groves, MO

Jefferson County Courthouse, Hillsboro, MO

Lincoln-Shields Recreational Area, West Alton, MO

Macoupin County Courthouse, Carlinville, IL  (its intended cake possibly went to Southwestern High School)

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historical Site, near Hillsboro, MO

St. Clair County Courthouse, Belleville, IL

World Wide Technology, Maryland Heights, MO

SOME TRIVIA

First cake put out: St. Louis City Hall

250th cake put out: Lafayette Square

Final official cake put out: Reunion cake

Most western and southern-most cake: Meramec Caverns, near Sullivan, MO

Most northern-most cake: Calhoun County Community Foundation, Hardin, IL

Most eastern-most cake: Tie between Greenville Public Library (Greenville, IL) and Clinton County Courthouse (Carlyle, IL)

Cakes very close together:

1) Crown Candy Kitchen and Old North St. Louis

2) UMSL and Express Scripts

3) Alton Visitors Center and Lincoln-Douglas Square

There were others that were close in proximity because they were in a special area (such as Delmar Loop, Grand Arts Center, downtown, etc)

 

BY THE NUMBERS

Persons on most cakes: Tina Turner (4) and Chuck Berry (3) (includes their names written on 2 cakes)

Number of times ‘Route 66’ logo/symbol featured on a cake: Four

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One of the cakes, fittingly, that has the Route 66 logo!

SIZE

Note: Thanks to Andrea Snowden and Jon Sanfilippo for measuring the cakes!

The cakes were 4 feet tall (up to candle)

Square base: 31 inches wide by 10 inches high

Level with stl250: 19 inches high with a 4 inch ledge

Top level: 12 1/2 inches high with a 22 1/2 diameter

Candle: 12 1/2 inches

 

Also celebrated a milestone in 2014:

Shrine of St. Ferdinand (225)

The city of Belleville, IL (200)

Concordia Seminary (175)

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church (175)

St. Louis College of Pharmacy (150)

Lyon Park (established) (145)

Eads Bridge (140)

General Lyon monument (in Lyon Park) (140)

St. Louis Children’s Hospital (135)

Kirkwood Train Station (125)

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (New Cathedral) (100)

Concordia Seminary (100)

The Naked Truth statue (located at Compton Reservoir Park) (100)

Tivoli (90)

Ted Drewes (85)

Grant’s Farm (60)

Nine Network (60)

The College School (50)

Imo’s Pizza (50)

Spirit of St. Louis Airport (50)

Castlewood State Park (40)

Broadway Oyster Bar (35)

The Magic House (35)

St. Louis Walk of Fame (25)

Venice Cafe (25)

Moonrise Hotel (5)

Greenville Public LIbrary with the cake in front
This marker was found in front of the Greenville Public Library

Also celebrating a milestone in 2015:

The city of Greenville, IL  (200)

Gateway Arch  (50)

Madison County Courthouse (100)

St. Anthony’s Medical Center (40 at present location)

Blue Owl (30)