1 Carson Road, Ferguson, MO, 63135 / Cake artist: Dennis Babbitt
A man named William B. Ferguson deeded ten acres of land to the Wabash Railroad. In return there would be a new depot with his name on it. The station depot was built in 1885 as a way to launch travelers to St. Louis and other cities. Nine years after, Ferguson was incorporated as a city. The Ferguson Citywalk is a 10-block, pedestrian-friendly area which consists of many restaurants and shops. According to its official website, it has been that way for more than a century now. There’s ‘something for everyone’ at the Citywalk. From April to October, the third Monday of the month brings ‘Food Truck Monday’. Several events also take place such as races (running, bicycling), concerts/live music and farmers markets.
In August 2014, Ferguson gained publicity after the controversial shooting of Michael Brown. The incident sparked protests (violent and non-violent) around the area, as well as some parts of the country.
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Where is the cake now?: This cake is kept for the city of Ferguson, and it is placed at the Ferguson Community Center (located at 1050 Smith Ave., Saint Louis, MO, 63135).