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St. Louis Lambert International Airport celebrates 100 years

Posted on June 16, 2020 in Advisories

Day will feature ultra-intimate recitals for guests and the unveiling of rendering celebrating airport’s founder


STL celebrates its 100th anniversary with live music for a few guests during special one-on-one, socially-distanced, 10-minute performances and will unveil a rendering of artwork celebrating its founder - Major Albert Bond Lambert.


11 a.m., Thursday, June 18, 2020
MEDIA: Please arrive by 10:50 a.m. so as not to distract from music performances. If arriving in a non-station branded vehicle, you must park in the T1 Garage. Parking will be validated. 


St. Louis Lambert International Airport
Terminal One, Across from Entry Door 4


Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Airport Director

On June 18, 1920, Major Albert Bond Lambert and the Missouri Aeronautical Society leased 170 acres of farmland in St. Louis County to serve as an airfield for St. Louis. Major Lambert paid the rent and had the site cleared, graded and drained, and a hangar built at his own expense. He then offered free use of the field to anyone wishing to use it.

The city of St. Louis bought the property in 1928 becoming one of the first municipal-owned airports in the country. Today, St. Louis Lambert International Airport is one of the most historic airports in the United States serving more than 16 million passengers a year.

To celebrate this monumental milestone, the airport will mark the occasion with special solo music performances for one guest beginning at 11 a.m. The airport will also unveil a rendering of a glass artwork honoring Major Lambert to be installed in the Fall of 2020.