Moline Acres is a city located in the central portion of the North County region within St. Louis County. As of the 2010 census, the total population for the city was 2,406 residents. Neighbored by the city of Jennings, Moline Acres’ boundaries encompass less than one square mile, with a total region of 0.57 square miles of land. Located no more than 20 minutes north of Downtown St Louis via Interstate 70 and Highway 367, notable roads for the community include Halls Ferry Road, Highway 367 and Chambers Road.
Unfortunately, many of Moline Acres’ pre-incorporation history has no true documentation in regards to the region’s development. In the late 1940s, a small community of less than 500 residents helped pass an ordinance that solidified the region as the village of Moline Acres. In January of 1961, a proposition was put forward for the Village of Moline Acres to apply for city status. This proposition required a majority vote and the majority decided in favor of the new incorporation.
Under this new city status, the town decided to build its own landmark. The Lewis and Clark Tower, which began development in 1963 on Highway 67 and Chambers Road, was a nine-story, 96-unit apartment building, topped by a 10th floor restaurant. It was attached to a shopping center, complete with amenities like a bowling alley, movie theater and family-owned supermarket, Stelmacki’s. The Tower was beloved by residents and became a place to gather on the weekends where one could gaze at a view of the downtown St. Louis city skylines, as well as the Alton River.
Residents of Moline Acres are served by the Riverview Gardens School District.