East St. Louis 301 River Park Drive, East St. Louis, IL, 62201 / Cake artist: Katherine Nelson



East St. Louis was founded in 1797 by Captain James Piggott, a Revolutionary War veteran. At that time it was called ‘Illinoistown’. In that year he began a ferry service across the Mississippi River, connecting Illinoistown with St. Louis. This was the beginning of its long history in manufacturing and industries.

East St. Louis City Hall

Don't even think of 'parks'ing here!
Don’t even think of ‘parks’ing here!

Cake placement date: May 8

Where is the cake now?: The cake still sits outside the building.  (April 2017)

City of East St. Louis Official website

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