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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Louis County, Missouri

 
Clickable Map of St. Louis County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg St. Louis County, MO (605) Franklin County, MO (134) Jefferson County, MO (38) St. Charles County, MO (233) St. Louis County, MO (772) Madison County, IL (216) Monroe County, IL (161) St. Clair County, IL (231)  St.LouisCounty(605) St. Louis County (605)  FranklinCounty(134) Franklin County (134)  JeffersonCounty(38) Jefferson County (38)  St.CharlesCounty(233) St. Charles County (233)  St.Louis(772) St. Louis (772)  MadisonCountyIllinois(216) Madison County (216)  MonroeCounty(161) Monroe County (161)  St.ClairCounty(231) St. Clair County (231)
Clayton is the county seat for St. Louis County
Adjacent to St. Louis County, Missouri
      Franklin County (134)  
      Jefferson County (38)  
      St. Charles County (233)  
      St. Louis (772)  
      Madison County, Illinois (216)  
      Monroe County, Illinois (161)  
      St. Clair County, Illinois (231)  
 
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1 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — A Community within a Community / ~150 Years Ago—Contraband
(left panel) A Community within a Community Surrounding this slave plantation in the 1850s were other large properties that were also dependent on slave labor. Interwoven with these were smaller tracts of land where family . . . Map (db m124987) HM
2 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — A Place Called Home / ~150 Years Ago—Petersburg
(left panel) A Place Called Home The Dent and Grant families spent many enjoyable years on this plantation while their children were growing up. While a few of the enslaved people lived in the house, most were housed in log . . . Map (db m124988) HM
3 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — A Slave Plantation
In 1843, Ulysses S. Grant first visited White Haven as a young second lieutenant. In the decades after that first visit, Grant, White Haven, and the country underwent vast changes in response to the turbulent issues that divided the nation. . . . Map (db m124989) HM
4 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Changes at White Haven / ~150 Years Ago - Grants Horses
Changes at White Haven (left panel) The end of the war brought many changes to the White Haven estate. The previously enslaved African Americans were free and appear to have left the area. Labor was now provided by German and French . . . Map (db m122399) HM
5 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Early Owners of the FarmUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
The builder of the house, as well as its subsequent owners, were well-known and respected individuals, and the farm reflected their status in the St. Louis community. Modifications were made to the original two-story, four-room structure to . . . Map (db m124992) HM
6 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Grant's Departure / ~150 Years Ago
(left panel) Grant’s Departure After the Presidency and a world tour, Ulysses and Julia Grant settled in New York to be closer to their children and grandchildren. While the romance of one day returning to White Haven remained, . . . Map (db m124990) HM
7 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Green Haven?Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Colonel Dent named the property White Haven after his family home in Maryland. Paint analysis indicated the home was painted various colors in the nineteenth century, including Paris Green with a dark green trim, as seen on this wall and . . . Map (db m124993) HM
8 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — In Memory of August A. Busch, Jr.
Mr. Busch's love of animals and the desire to share that love with people of all ages inspired him to open his home, Grant's Farm to the public in 1954. He then established the Busch Gardens family Theme Parks in Tampa, Florida and Williamsburg, . . . Map (db m176760) HM
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9 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — New Buildings for White HavenUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Grant's plans for developing the farm resulted in many improvements, including a barn and stable built between 1869 and 1872. The stable you see today housed Grant's horses. The barn that also appears in the 1875 illustration of the farm sheltered . . . Map (db m124996) HM
10 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Outbuildings / ~150 Years Ago—Colored Troops
(left panel) Outbuildings Operating an 850-acre slave plantation required numerous outbuildings. Col. Frederick Dent's enslaved African-Americans labored in these outbuildings and kept the farm self-sufficient prior to the Civil . . . Map (db m124991) HM
11 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Slaves OnlyUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Contrast this simple bead-board door to the finer paneled ones throughout the rest of the house. Its crude appearance suggests only slaves used this door to enter and exit the home.One method employed to control slaves was to restrict their . . . Map (db m124997) HM
12 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — The Roads to White HavenUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Settlement in St. Louis County first occurred along the three main thoroughfares out from the city: Gravois to the southwest, Manchester to the west, and Natural Bridge to the northwest. Railroad development paralleled the Mississippi River to the . . . Map (db m124998) HM
13 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — The White Haven Estate: Other HousesUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
White Haven was the name given to both the house and the estate. Typical of many large plantations, other houses on the property were built and occupied by family members and slaves. White residents gave their houses special names. The slaves, . . . Map (db m124999) HM
14 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — The Working FarmUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
White Haven was typical of large farms in the area during the mid-1800s. As times changed, so did its operation in terms of labor, equipment, and methods. Its two owners, Colonel Dent and Ulysses Grant, also had different interests and therefore . . . Map (db m125000) HM
15 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Ulysses S. Grant and the Farm at White Haven
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, is just a short distance off to your left. Grant first met his wife Julia Dent here at "White Haven" in 1843. They married in 1848, raised a family, and farmed this . . . Map (db m205542) HM
16 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — White HavenUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
White Haven has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1986 National Park Service United States Department of the . . . Map (db m125001) HM
17 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — White Haven's OutbuildingsUlysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Operating this 850-acre farm required numerous outbuildings. These included a spring house built over the spring to provide a cool place for crocks of butter and cheese; a barn behind the main house for livestock such as cows, pigs, and sheep; . . . Map (db m125002) HM
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18 Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Working Plantation / ~150 Years Ago - Emancipation
Working Plantation (left panel) White Haven was typical of slave plantations in the area during the mid-1800s. As times changed, so did the operation of the farm in terms of labor, equipment and methods. Prior to the Civil War, . . . Map (db m122400) HM
19 Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — #3 "Aerotrain"Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific — 1955 —
One of the two experimental demonstrator "Aerotrains" (#2 and #3) built by GM with a new light weigh construction and low center of gravity concept, powered by 1,200 h.p. futuristic locomotives. Initially in mainline service, they rode poorly at . . . Map (db m133024) HM
20 Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — #J13218Buda
Built by the Austin-Western Company, this gasoline powered road roller shows the transition from the earlier steam powered roller design to internal combustion power. This equipment was used to compress the soil and crushed rock to form a solid . . . Map (db m133023) HM
21 Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Dedicated to World Peace
In honor and memory of those who served our country in war Our honored dead Ollie Helenkamp • Walter Lepere • Thurman Thompson • Harold Walka • Gregory Johnson • Thomas Shea • Thomas FosterMap (db m156708) WM
22 Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Dedicated to World Peace
Dedicated to World Peace in Honor and Memory of those who served in World War I and II our honored dead Harold Walka • Thurman Thomson • Ollie HelenkampMap (db m178410) WM
23 Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Lockheed T-33 A Shooting StarThe workhorse jet trainer of the Cold War era
Not long after the end of hostilities in World War II, the United States found itself once again in the position of retooling its military aviation programs, this time as a result of the dawn of the jet age. The propeller-driven fighters that had . . . Map (db m133026) HM
24 Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Old Trails Historical Society
Old Trails Historical Society founded 1967 by Diane Broderick & Ettus HiatsMap (db m181776) HM
25 Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Site of John Ball Homestead
Founder of Ballwin, Missouri, February 9, 1837Map (db m156707) HM
26 Missouri, St. Louis County, Bel-Nor — Combat Wounded VeteransMilitary Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932 —
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 My stone is here for the blood they shed. . . . Map (db m201377) WM
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27 Missouri, St. Louis County, Bel-Ridge — Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women veterans of Bel-Ridge who have served our country in peace and warMap (db m218976) WM
28 Missouri, St. Louis County, Berkeley — Mercury Spacecraft MA-6, 1962IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Col. John Glenn piloted the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft in the first United States human orbital flight on 20 February 1962. Electrical and electronic systems invented by McDonnell Aircraft engineers, including IRE members, made his and . . . Map (db m146059) HM
29 Missouri, St. Louis County, Berkeley — Project Gemini
From 1962 through 1966, the men and women of McDonnell Aircraft supported the nation's space program through the design and manufacture of the Gemini spacecraft, proudly built here in St. Louis. Erected in memory of Astronauts Charles A. . . . Map (db m146080) HM
30 Missouri, St. Louis County, Brentwood — Roll of Honor
In proud tribute to the citizens of Brentwood who served in the Armed Forces of our country In memory of those who served 1964 - 1973 Vietnam Conflict David A. Clements • Joseph Robinson Francis • John W. Grutsch • Michael J. Mayberry . . . Map (db m219051) WM
31 Missouri, St. Louis County, Bridgeton — Mary Lee Payne Gentry
Born May 30, 1869 daughter of Elbridge G. and Mary E. Long Payne. She lived here most of her life. She taught the one-room Fee Fee School in Pattonville, 1893-1896. She married William R. Gentry, of Columbia, Missouri, who moved here and became a . . . Map (db m169162) HM
32 Missouri, St. Louis County, Bridgeton — St. Charles Rock RoadBoone's Lick Road
Indian Trail marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Missouri 1913 (plaque on the back:) Rededicated to the memory of the pioneer men and women who passed this way on their journey to all . . . Map (db m150771) HM
33 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Alt School House1860
Name: Alt School House Built by: Evangelical Lutheran Concordia Congregation UAC Location: Reinke Road in Ellisville, south of Manchester Road. Facts: • First teacher was paid $100 per year. • Tuition was 75¢ per . . . Map (db m179214) HM
34 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Conway HouseBates - Conway House — circa 1859 —
Built by: Dr. Frederick Bates Jr. and Lavinia Meredith Bates, Original location: Directly across Olive Blvd. from Faust Park. Facts . Frederick Bates Jr. was the youngest son Frederick Bates, second governor of the state of Missouri.. After . . . Map (db m178856) HM
35 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Davis House
Name: Davis House Built: The original date of construction for this house is unknown but its current appearance seems to indicate the late 1800s. Actually a two story log building, the house could date to early 1800s. Built . . . Map (db m178978) HM
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36 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Hoch House
Name: Hoch House Built: circa 1876 Built by: Henry and Lena Hoch Original Location: Chesterfield Parkway at the rear of present day BP gas station (Walgreen's parking lot) Facts:
• Henry Hoch . . . Map (db m178981) HM
37 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Icehouse
During the winter, ice and snow would be cut from lakes or rivers, taken into the icehouse, and packed with insulation[ often straw or sawdust]. It would remain frozen for, many months, often until the following winter, and could be used as a . . . Map (db m178767) HM
38 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Mertz Log Home
Name: Mertz Log Home Built: The first single room building was built in 1849. The house was expanded over the following 10 years. Built by: Ludwig and Salome Mertz. Original location: Campus of present day Maryville . . . Map (db m178975) HM
39 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Miles A. Seed Carriage House1887
Name: Miles A. Seed Carriage House Built: 1887 Built by: Miles A. Seed Original Location: College and Hord Avenues, Jennings, Mo. Facts: • Originally stood behind an elegant Queen Anne style home. • Miles A. . . . Map (db m179218) HM
40 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Missouri River Greenway - Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail
The Monarch-Chesterfield Levee System The Monarch-Chesterfield Levee was constructed to protect the City of Chesterfield and adjacent communities from flooding caused by the Missouri River or one of its tributaries. ·The Great . . . Map (db m241167) HM
41 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Sellenriek Barnlate 1860s - early 1870s
Name: Sellenriek Barn Built: Late 1860s - early 1870s Built by: Frank Sellenriek Original location: The south side of Hwy 40 across from the Church Of Latter Day Saints in Town and Country Facts: • The barn is a . . . Map (db m179217) HM
42 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Smoke House
Traditional smokehouses served both as meat smokers and to store the meats, often for groups and communities of people. Frederick Bates had his own smokehouse that fed just the residents of this estate. Food preservation occurred by salt . . . Map (db m178747) HM
43 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — The Old Stone Church(Old Bonhomme Church)
Stephen Hempstead, a Revolutionary War hero and early settler, wrote to the Connecticut Home Missionary Society in 1815 to ask them to send a missionary to organize Presbyterian Churches in this area. On December 26, 1815, The Reverend Mr. Salmon . . . Map (db m187510) HM
44 Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Thornhill
Built between the years 1815-1820 The residence of Frederick Bates 1777 - 1825 Secretary of the Louisiana Territory 1807 - 1820 Second Governor of Missouri 1824-1825 Thornhill was donated to St. Louis County by Mr. and Mrs. . . . Map (db m178571) HM
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45 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, Downtown Clayton — A Community Remembered
Between the 1880s and 1960s, Clayton was home to a substantial and thriving Black community despite persistent discrimination, limited economic opportunity, and political influence. These early Black Clayton residents were homeowners and renters, . . . Map (db m236900) HM
46 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, Downtown Clayton — City HallDedicated in 1931
The Clayton City Hall was designed by the architecture firm Maritz and Young. Prior to its construction, city business was conducted in the Old Courthouse on Forsyth. Clayton's Board of Aldermen called a special election in 1930 in order to pass a . . . Map (db m236899) HM
47 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, Downtown Clayton — Saint Louis County Reported missing
The county was first visited by white colonists when missionary priests, Illinois French, and Kaskaskia and Tamaroa Indians settled the temporary village of Des Peres, 1700-03. The village site, laid out 18 years after La Salle claimed the . . . Map (db m213198) HM
48 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, Downtown Clayton — World War I Memorial
In grateful memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice while in military service during the World War of 1917-1918 John Frank Albers • Alfred Anders Andersen • August Bennett Archambault • Robert Baker • Armand J. Baldenweck • James Keating . . . Map (db m217823) WM
49 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, North Clayton — Hanley-Clayton Donation Helps Establish the St. Louis County Seat
Martin F. Hanley sought to establish the County Seat at the resort property at Mount Olive near where Olive Boulevard and Hanley Road intersect today. Hanley's former neighbor, Mr. Ecker, operated the resort. Hanley and Ecker offered to donate 100 . . . Map (db m145210) HM
50 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, North Clayton — Historic Hanley House
Built in 1855 by Martin Franklin Henley, the Historic Hanley House is the oldest building in the City of Clayton and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house once stood on just over 100 acres of farmland. In 1876, Martin F. . . . Map (db m145212) HM
51 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, North Clayton — Outdoor Kitchen & Hired Man's Room
The Hanley House outbuilding includes the Kitchen and Hired Man's Room. The structure dates to 1855 and is original to the site. The kitchen once served as the slave quarter for the farmstead. After the death of her father, James Walton, Cyrene C. . . . Map (db m145186) HM
52 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, North Clayton — The Hanley Farm, Past and Present
In 1847, Martin F. Hanley purchased 100.6 acres of land from William Wyatt for $750. Hanley initially made his living as a blacksmith but turned his attention to farming following the construction of his home in 1855. Built in the Greek revival . . . Map (db m145209) HM
53 Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, Shaw Park — Barry-Wehmiller Pavilion
Up the hill stands the headquarters of Barry-Wehmiller, a global capital equipment manufacturer whose St. Louis roots date back to the 1880s. Its most enduring legacy, however, is its commitment to being an organization where people can develop . . . Map (db m142046) HM
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54 Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Father Dickson CemeteryMissouri's Civil War
Father Dickson Cemetery was founded in 1903. The cemetery is named for Moses Dickson, a prominent African American abolitionist who passed away in 1901 and was re-interred here. This was one of the first public cemeteries in St. Louis available to . . . Map (db m163583) HM
55 Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Grant's Trail: Sappington House and Father Dickson Cemetery
Sappington House • The Sappington House is the historic home of Thomas Sappington. Thomas was one of the seventeen children of John and Jemima Sappington, early pioneers of the area. John and Jemima Sappington moved to this area in 1804 . . . Map (db m140976) HM
56 Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Historic Father Dickson CemeteryEstablished in 1903
Father Dickson Cemetery is an African American historic burial ground. Interred are veterans from the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict, as well as notable civil rights advocates, local, state and national . . . Map (db m169306) HM
57 Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Rev. Sir Moses Dickson
To the sacred memory of Rev. Sir Moses Dickson I.C.G.M. Founder of the International Order of Twelve. Born April 5, 1824 Died November 28, 1901 To the memory of Mother Mary E. Dickson Wife of the founder Born August . . . Map (db m169305) HM
58 Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — The Barn Center1969 — The Thomas Sappington House, Crestwood, Missouri —
The barn center was modeled after an early barn located on this property and is typical of a 19th century Missouri barn.Map (db m169303) HM
59 Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Thomas Sappington House
Thomas Sappington House Built in 1808 Commemorating the 200th Anniversary in 2008Map (db m169304) HM
60 Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Veterans Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Crestwood who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice they shall not be forgotten. In memory . . . Map (db m237622) WM
61 Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Clester Cabin
This is one of the oldest buildings constructed in St. Louis County; its features date it to the late 1700s, perhaps early 1800s. Little is known about its origin but its construction identifies it as a "settler's cabin" with one room, a . . . Map (db m185524) HM
62 Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Gerald Gordon
On October 8, 1977, Gerald Gordon was assassinated upon leaving the Bar Mitzvah of Richard Kalina at Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel congregation in Richmond Heights, Missouri. His killer, a notorious anti-Semite and white supremacist, was brought to . . . Map (db m144816) HM
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63 Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Hackmann Cabin
This authentic log cabin, home to five generations of Hackmanns, was originally located on the current site of the Creve Coeur Golf Course and Dielmann Recreation Complex. It began as one room in the early 1800s and became the home of Mr. and Mrs. . . . Map (db m185707) HM
64 Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Lake School
Originally built in 1897 to serve the educational needs of the community, Lake School was constructed on the south side of Olive Boulevard, just west of the juncture with Hog Hollow, in what is now Chesterfield. The settlement, Lake, got its . . . Map (db m185706) HM
65 Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Old Log Cabin
Built about 1780, at Ballas & Conway Roads on a Spanish land grant to prevent destruction, Glenna & Darrell Clester moved cabin to this site, restored & furnished it in 1964 & opened cabin to the public in 1965. It is now registered as a national . . . Map (db m185711) HM
66 Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Stan Musial1941-1944, 1946-1963
Beloved St. Louis Cardinal and cornerstone of the community, "The Man" ranked at or near the top of Major League Baseball's all-time lists in almost every batting category during his 22 year career. Lifetime batting average of .331. A 24-time . . . Map (db m187521) HM
67 Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Tappmeyer Homestead
Built from 1880-1884, the Tappmeyer house was located on Olive Street Road just west of Ross Avenue on a 33-acre working farm that produced wheat, corn, alfalfa, and clover hay. The Tappmeyer farm also had livestock - mules, horses, cattles, pigs, . . . Map (db m185520) HM
68 Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Tender Courage (2014)By Jane DeDecker
Mercy's founder, Catherine McAuley is shown gently shepherding a group of children. She tends their needs while overseeing the mission she began in Dublin, Ireland, in 1827. Together, the four figures form a symbolic circle representing . . . Map (db m239741) HM
69 Missouri, St. Louis County, Des Peres — Des Peres Park
Site of first orphan home west of Mississippi River. Founded by Rev. Johann F. Buenger, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1867. Purchased by City of Des Peres, August 3, 1973. Designated Historic Site by St. Louis County . . . Map (db m156295) HM
70 Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — A "Key" from the past…
This neon sign once helped bring weary travelers in for a bite to eat and some coffee at the Keys Café, formerly located in Franklin County, MO, on Historic Route 66 by the Twin Bridges. The sign has a distinctive "key" shape, playing on the . . . Map (db m122394) HM
71 Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — A Route to the Past, a Bridge to the FutureRoute 66 State Park
Bridges exist to connect people, places and communities. In rare cases, such as with the historic Route 66 Bridge over the Meramec River, they connect past and present and provide a path to the future. Route 66 State Park is a part of the . . . Map (db m211793) HM
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72 Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — In Honor of all Eureka Residents who Served Their Country
In honor of all Eureka residents who served their country during times of war and peace, so that we and our children may continue to live freedom. Lest we forget our valiant heroesMap (db m191426) WM
73 Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — Meramec Greenway - Flat Creek Trail at Kircher Park
Kircher Park Kircher Park is named in honor of former Mayor Leon Kircher.  Kircher was first elected mayor at the age of 30 and served from 1963-1967 and then again from 1973-1975.  Mayor Kircher was an advocate for establishing . . . Map (db m157408) HM
74 Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — Meramec Greenway - Flat Creek Trail at Lions Park
Located just south of downtown Eureka, Lions Park is named for the Eureka Lions Club and honors its community service and fundraising efforts for the Eureka area. Lions Club's generous donation helped established the athletic fields within the . . . Map (db m157385) HM
75 Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — The Restoration of the Route 66 BridgeRoute 66 State Park
The 84-year-old Route 66 Meramec River Bridge was almost demolished in 2017 due to serious deterioration. Thanks to a joint effort by local stakeholders, Missouri State Parks accepted ownership of the bridge to save it from the wrecking ball. . . . Map (db m211798) HM
76 Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Crossing the River
The first bridge across the Meramec River was located at this site. This wooden covered toll structure was privately owned and opened in 1854. The original cost for this bridge was $19,000. In 1874 the bridge became toll free when it was purchased . . . Map (db m194359) HM
77 Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Early Visitors
You see before you the Meramec River. The Meramec covers a distance of 193.5 river miles from its headwaters 170 miles west to the junction with the Mississippi River. On its journey to Fenton the river meanders through beautiful Ozark countryside . . . Map (db m194349) HM
78 Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Fallen Heroes Memorial
(from left to right:) Shanksville Somerset County, P.A. "They saved many lives…" World Trade Center New York City "All were innocent, all were heroes" Rudolph Giuliani Former Mayor of New York City . . . Map (db m194362) WM
79 Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Fenton
William Long founded Fenton in 1819, naming it after his grandmother, Elizabeth Fenton Bennet. The original town plat covered 12 acres, consisting of 8 square blocks. The first lots were sold in 1819. The incorporation of Fenton in 1874 was . . . Map (db m194350) HM
80 Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Meramec River Greenway - Fenton City Park
Greenway History • The Meramec Greenway was established in 1975 with the mandate to plan and coordinate the recovery of 108 miles of the lower Meramec River that had deteriorated from years of abuse and neglect. The Meramec River . . . Map (db m194348) HM
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81 Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Meramec River Greenway - Unger Park
Park History • This area was originally named Meramec Bend for the "big bend" the Meramec River makes to the south. • Nearby salt springs attracted early Native Americans and the valley's first European settlers. Numerous tribes . . . Map (db m194343) HM
82 Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Meramec River Greenway - Winter Park
Park History • In April 1969, St. Louis County accepted a gift of 37.4 acres of land from Winter Brothers Material Company and a lease of 13.12 additional acres for $1.00 per year. This was the beginning of George Winter County Park. . . . Map (db m156709) HM
83 Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — The Era of Abuse Through Use
During the early 1900s the river became a popular recreational area for swimming, fishing and canoeing activities. River resorts began to develop and the banks were lined with clubhouses. During the Roaring 20s trainloads of weekend visitors were . . . Map (db m194357) HM
84 Missouri, St. Louis County, Ferguson — Ferguson Streetcar Loop
In 1901 at this site along Spot Drive, a loop was built becoming the end of the Ferguson streetcar line. In 1907, Ferguson joined Kirkwood making the longest streetcar line in St. Louis County. Streetcar service was enjoyed for half a century before . . . Map (db m238836) HM
85 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Albert J. Behlmann18 August 1931 - 23 September 2015
President of Albert J. & Mark A. Behlmann Association. Al married Elizabeth Schmidt from Ferguson in 1953 where they raised eight children together. Al’s life was full of volunteering, he was a lifetime blood donor, member of Sacred Heart and St. . . . Map (db m232223) HM
86 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Arthur BangertMayor of Florissant 1938-1950
Called the Father of Modern Florissant. He gave the City piped water, a sewer system, the first City library and established the Planning and Zoning, Public Works and Police Departments. He brought financial stability and legally changed the name . . . Map (db m149393) HM
87 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Berdell "Bert" John Heppermann11 March 1934 - 12 February 2018
US Navy Veteran. Married Margie Kohnen & raised five children. Manager of Crest Bowl, President & Owner of Kimball Printing & Stationery. Past President of Rotary Club, Chamber & Florissant Valley Sheltered Workshop. Chamber Business Person of the . . . Map (db m232212) HM
88 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Catherine "Kay" SpringHistoric Preservationist — 28 May 1936 - 11 December 2017 —
Kay dedicated her life working for the City of Florissant with a genuine affection for everyone she met. Kay played key roles in renovating many treasures including the John B. Meyers House/Barn, Archambault House, the Log Cabin & the Gittemeier . . . Map (db m145310) HM
89 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Charles Castello22 May 1839 - 11 December 1893
Elected twenty-seven times to the office of Mayor he served from 1865 to 1890 and then again from 1892 to 1893, dying in office. He helped to bring the West End Narrow Gauge Railroad to Florissant and under his leadership Florissant offered land and . . . Map (db m145367) HM
90 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Charlotte Ballard19 November 1909 - 13 August 1999
Sole owner of Ballard Plumbing after her husband Lawrence died. First woman in MO to hold a Master Plumber license. Charter member Florissant Valley Historical Society and Florissant Old Town Partners. President Florissant Valley Sheltered Workshop. . . . Map (db m147213) HM
91 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — David L. Reynolds7 November 1936 - 9 January 2003
A United States Navy veteran, Dave served on the Florissant City Council from 1976 - 1994 and was Council President in 1979. He served as President of the St. Louis County Municipal League in 1988 and was elected to four terms as a Missouri State . . . Map (db m145370) HM
92 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Dedicated to the Honor and Sacrifice
Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our men and women who served our Country in war and peaceMap (db m229905) WM
93 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Donald L. Bond"Mr. North County" — 17 June 1931 - 21 April 1990 —
Florissant Councilman 1959 - 1977 St. Louis County Councilman 1977 - 1990 Don earned a reputation for fighting for his constituents, and for a high quality of life in Florissant and North County. Always easily accessible, he hosted annual . . . Map (db m145371) HM
94 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Donald R. Zykan, Sr.25 September 1932 - 1 March 1999 — "If Nobody Can - Zykan" —
Don Zykan, Sr. co-owned Zykan Bros. Solid Waste with his brothers Ed and Joe. Their Florissant based business was founded in 1932 by their father John M. Zykan. In 1951 Don married Florissant native Grace Ebbesmeyer and they raised 5 children and . . . Map (db m147813) HM
95 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Dr. Rance Thomas18 August 1932 - 9 May 2022
US Air Force veteran, columnist, professor, author, visionary & community leader for social justice. Graduate of the University of Nebraska, Southern Illinois & St. Louis Universities. Cofounded North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony & . . . Map (db m232218) HM
96 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — F-101 Voodoo
This plane is dedicated to the brave men and women who have served, and are currently serving our Country in all branches of the Military. Thanks to the American employees, both past and present, of McDonnell Aircraft and the Boeing . . . Map (db m229805) HM WM
97 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — F-101F VoodooMcDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Specifications & Performance Wingspan…39'8" Fuselage Length… 66'6" Height… 18' 0" Max. Takeoff Wt.… 52,350 lbs. Powerplant… (2) Prat & Whitney J57-P-55 w/Afterburner Engine Thrust… 16,00 lbs. at Full Afterburner Max. Speed… . . . Map (db m236336) HM
98 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — First Lieutenant Michael J. BlassieVietnam Era Unknown Soldier — 4 April 1948 - 11 May 1972 —
Florissant patriot graduated Air Force Academy, fighter pilot 8th Special Ops Squadron Vietnam. Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross Air Me[d]al. May 11, 1972 his A-37 Dragonfly was shot down during his 138th combat mission. His remains, . . . Map (db m149383) HM WM
99 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Florissant
French trappers discovered the fertile valley formed by the Reviere de Biche and called it Fleurissant. They stayed to till the rich soil and build a village here on the east bank of the stream the Americans would call Coldwater Creek the common . . . Map (db m140712) HM
100 Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Florissant Vietnam Memorial Obelisk
The timeless obelisk standing guard here was commissioned by a patriotic Florissant Community to honor those brave souls who gave the last full measure of devotion to our Nation during the Vietnam War. Some Patriots were etched on the stone . . . Map (db m233515) WM

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