I used to call it the "Forest Park Zoo", but I don't know if that was ever an official name. The original entrance to the park was on Park Place at Forest Park Blvd., and those gates say Forest Park. The gates were built in 1918, but the zoo dates back earlier than that. The road also led down to the zoo, but in a different configuration. The actual zoo drive too off from Park Place at the westernmost point where you can see the remains of a "Y" intersection. When I was a kid, this was the access to the zoo.
Is this the old zoo entrance?
I have a 1945 photo of the Forest Park gate entrance. But I do not know how to post on here.
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