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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 (531) Franklin County, MO (130) Jefferson County, MO (33) St. Charles County, MO (226) St. Louis County, MO (646) Madison County, IL (205) Monroe County, IL (134) St. Clair County, IL (209)  St.LouisCounty(531) St. Louis County (531)  FranklinCounty(130) Franklin County (130)  JeffersonCounty(33) Jefferson County (33)  St.CharlesCounty(226) St. Charles County (226)  St.Louis(646) St. Louis (646)  MadisonCountyIllinois(205) Madison County (205)  MonroeCounty(134) Monroe County (134)  St.ClairCounty(209) St. Clair County (209)
Clayton is the county seat for St. Louis County
Adjacent to St. Louis County, Missouri
      Franklin County (130)  
      Jefferson County (33)  
      St. Charles County (226)  
      St. Louis (646)  
      Madison County, Illinois (205)  
      Monroe County, Illinois (134)  
      St. Clair County, Illinois (209)  
 
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1Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — A Community within a Community / ~150 Years Ago—Contraband
Near Grant Road, 0.4 miles north of Gravois Road (State Highway 30), on the right when traveling north.
(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
2Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — A Place Called Home / ~150 Years Ago—Petersburg
Near Grant Road, 0.4 miles north of Gravois Road (State Highway 30), on the right when traveling north.
(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
3Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — A Slave Plantation
Near Grant Road, 0.4 miles north of Gravois Road (State Highway 30), on the right when traveling north.
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
4Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Changes at White Haven / ~150 Years Ago - Grants Horses
Near Grant Road, 0.3 miles north of Gravois Road (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north.
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
5Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Early Owners of the Farm — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Near Grant Road.
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
6Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Grant's Departure / ~150 Years Ago
Near Grant Road, 0.4 miles north of Gravois Road (State Highway 30), on the right when traveling north.
(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
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7Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Green Haven? — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
On Grant Road.
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
8Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — In Memory of August A. Busch, Jr.
On Grant Road, 0.8 miles north of Gravois Rd (State Highway 30), in the median.
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
9Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — New Buildings for White Haven — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Near Grant Road.
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
10Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Outbuildings / ~150 Years Ago—Colored Troops
Near Grant Road, 0.4 miles north of Gravois Road (Missouri Route 30), on the right when traveling north.
(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
11Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Slaves Only — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Near Grant Road.
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
12Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — The Roads to White Haven — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Near Grant Road.
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
13Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — The White Haven Estate: Other Houses — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Near Grant Road.
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
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14Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — The Working Farm — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Near Grant Road.
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
15Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Ulysses S. Grant and the Farm at White Haven
On Grant Road, 0.3 miles west of Gravois Road (State Highway 30), on the right when traveling west.
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
16Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — White Haven — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
On Grant Road.
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
17Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — White Haven's Outbuildings — Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Near Grant Road.
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
18Missouri, St. Louis County, Affton — Working Plantation / ~150 Years Ago - Emancipation
Near Grant Road, 0.3 miles north of Gravois Road (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north.
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
19Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — #3 "Aerotrain" — Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific — 1955 —
Near Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
20Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — #J13218 — Buda
Near Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
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21Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Dedicated to World Peace
On Park Drive, 0.1 miles north of Kehrs Mill Road, on the left when traveling east.
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
22Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Dedicated to World Peace
On Mimosa Ln just north of Manchester Road (Old U.S. 66), on the left when traveling north.
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
23Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Lockheed T-33 A Shooting Star — The workhorse jet trainer of the Cold War era
On Old Dougherty Ferry Road west of Arbor Station Court, on the left when traveling west.
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
24Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Old Trails Historical Society
On Henry Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Henry Avenue.
Old Trails Historical Society founded 1967 by Diane Broderick & Ettus HiatsMap (db m181776) HM
25Missouri, St. Louis County, Ballwin — Site of John Ball Homestead
On Manchester Road (State Highway 100) at Ballpark Drive, on the right when traveling west on Manchester Road.
Founder of Ballwin, Missouri, February 9, 1837Map (db m156707) HM
26Missouri, St. Louis County, Bel-Nor — Combat Wounded Veterans — Military Order of the Purple Heart — 1782-1932 —
On Park Road near Saint Charles Rock Road (State Highway 180), on the left when traveling west.
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932br> My stone is red for the blood they shed. . . . Map (db m201377) WM
27Missouri, St. Louis County, Bel-Ridge — Veterans Memorial
On Natural Bridge Road (State Highway 115) east of Leeward Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
In honor of the men and women veterans of Bel-Ridge who have served our country in peace and warMap (db m218976) WM
28Missouri, St. Louis County, Berkeley — Mercury Spacecraft MA-6, 1962 — IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing
Near Airport Road east of James S. McDonnell Boulevard.
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
29Missouri, St. Louis County, Berkeley — Project Gemini
Near Airport Road east of James S. McDonnell Boulevard, on the right when traveling west.
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
30Missouri, St. Louis County, Brentwood — Roll of Honor
On South Brentwood Boulevard at Eulalie Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Brentwood Boulevard.
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
31Missouri, St. Louis County, Bridgeton — Mary Lee Payne Gentry
On Fee Fee Road, 0.3 miles south of Natural Bridge Road (State Highway B), on the right when traveling south.
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
32Missouri, St. Louis County, Bridgeton — St. Charles Rock Road — Boone's Lick Road
On Saint Charles Rock Road (State Highway 180) at Mareschal Lane, on the right when traveling east on Saint Charles Rock 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
33Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Alt School House — 1860
On Gerhardt Trail, 0.2 miles west of Winnie Lane, on the right when traveling east.
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
34Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Conway House — Bates - Conway House — circa 1859 —
On Gerhardt Trail Park Rd, 0.3 miles Winnie Ln, on the right when traveling west.
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
35Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Davis House
On Gerhardt Trail just north of Winnie Lane, on the right when traveling west.
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
36Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Hoch House
On Gerhardt Trail, 0.1 miles east of Winnie Lane, on the right when traveling north.
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
37Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Icehouse
On Thornhill Estate Drive, 0.3 miles north of Faust Park Rd, on the left when traveling north.
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
38Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Mertz Log Home
On Gerhardt Trail, 0.1 miles north of Winnie Lane, on the right when traveling west.
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
39Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Miles A. Seed Carriage House — 1887
On Gerhardt Trail, 0.1 miles west of Winnie Lane, on the right when traveling east.
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
40Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Sellenriek Barn — late 1860s - early 1870s
On Winnie Lane just south of Gerhardt Trail Lane, on the right when traveling north.
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
41Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Smoke House
On Thornill Estate Rd (at milepost 0.8), 0.2 miles north of Faust Park Road, in the median.
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
42Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — The Old Stone Church — (Old Bonhomme Church)
On Conway Road at Hoffman, on the right when traveling west on Conway Road.
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
43Missouri, St. Louis County, Chesterfield — Thornhill
On Thornill Estate, 0.2 miles Faust Park Drive, on the right when traveling north.
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
44Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton — Barry-Wehmiller Pavilion
Near Parkside Drive just south of Brighton Way, on the right when traveling north.
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 and . . . Map (db m142046) HM
45Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton — Francis Olympic Field
On Olympian Way, 0.1 miles north of Forsyth Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
Francis Olympic Field served as the main site of the 1904 Olympics. It is named in honor of 1870 Washington University graduate David R. Francis, whose visionary efforts brought the Olympic Games to St. Louis in parallel with the 1904 World's . . . Map (db m144047) HM
46Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton — Hanley-Clayton Donation Helps Establish the St. Louis County Seat
Near Westmoreland Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North Hanley Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
47Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton — Historic Hanley House
On Westmoreland Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North Hanley Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
48Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton — Outdoor Kitchen & Hired Man's Room
Near Westmoreland Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North Hanley Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
49Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton — Saint Louis County
On Forsyth Boulevard at South Meramec Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Forsyth Boulevard. 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
50Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton — The Hanley Farm, Past and Present
Near Westmoreland Avenue, 0.1 miles east of North Hanley Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
51Missouri, St. Louis County, Clayton, Downtown Clayton — World War I Memorial
On Forsyth Boulevard at South Central Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Forsyth Boulevard.
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
52Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Father Dickson Cemetery — Missouri's Civil War
Near Sappington Road.
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
53Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Grant's Trail: Sappington House and Father Dickson Cemetery
On Grant's Trail just west of Sappington Road, on the right when traveling west.
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
54Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Historic Father Dickson Cemetery — Established in 1903
On Sappington Road at Elmont Lane, on the right when traveling south on Sappington Road.
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
55Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Rev. Sir Moses Dickson
Near Sappington Road at Elmont Lane, on the right when traveling south.
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
56Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — The Barn Center — 1969 — The Thomas Sappington House, Crestwood, Missouri —
On Sappington Road at Grant's Trail, on the right when traveling south on Sappington Road.
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
57Missouri, St. Louis County, Crestwood — Thomas Sappington House
On Sappington Road just south of Grant's Trail, on the left when traveling north.
Thomas Sappington House Built in 1808 Commemorating the 200th Anniversary in 2008Map (db m169304) HM
58Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Clester Cabin
Near Conway Road west of North Forty Drive.
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
59Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Gerald Gordon
Near Millstone Campus Drive just east of Guelbreth Lane, on the right when traveling east.
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
60Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Hackmann Cabin
Near Conway Road west of North Forty Drive.
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
61Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Lake School
Near Coeur De Ville Drive south of Coeur De Ville Court.
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
62Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Old Log Cabin
Near Conway Road west of North Forty Drive.
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
63Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Stan Musial — 1941-1944, 1946-1963
Near North Mason Road east of Mason Manor Road.
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
64Missouri, St. Louis County, Creve Coeur — Tappmeyer Homestead
Near Barnes West Drive south of Olive Boulevard (State Highway 340).
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
65Missouri, St. Louis County, Des Peres — Des Peres Park
Near Manchester Road (State Highway 100) east of North Ballas Road.
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
66Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — A "Key" from the past…
Near Lewis Road at North Outer Road East.
This neon sign once helped bring weary travelers in for a bite to eat and some coffee at the Keys Cafι, 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
67Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — A Route to the Past, a Bridge to the Future — Route 66 State Park
On North Outer Road west of Lewis Road, on the left when traveling west.
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
68Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — In Honor of all Eureka Residents who Served Their Country
On Bald Hill Road, 0.2 miles west of Weber Drive, on the left when traveling north.
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
69Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — Meramec Greenway - Flat Creek Trail at Kircher Park
Near Flat Creek Trail west of Flint Drive, on the right when traveling north.
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
70Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — Meramec Greenway - Flat Creek Trail at Lions Park
On Bald Hill Road, 0.1 miles north of Weber Drive, on the right when traveling north.
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
71Missouri, St. Louis County, Eureka — The Restoration of the Route 66 Bridge — Route 66 State Park
On North Outer Road west of Lewis Road, on the left when traveling west.
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
72Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Crossing the River
On Water Street at Mound Street, on the right when traveling north on Water Street.
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
73Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Early Visitors
On Water Street at Ferry Street, on the right when traveling east on Water Street.
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
74Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Fallen Heroes Memorial
On Sweany Drive west of Larkin Williams Road, on the right when traveling west.
(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
75Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Fenton
On Water Street at Ferry Street, on the right when traveling north on Water Street.
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
76Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Meramec River Greenway - Fenton City Park
On Sweany Drive east of Larkin Williams Road, on the left when traveling west.
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
77Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Meramec River Greenway - Unger Park
On 2nd Street west of Club Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
78Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — Meramec River Greenway - Winter Park
On Deer Lodge Road, 0.4 miles north of Allen Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
79Missouri, St. Louis County, Fenton — The Era of Abuse Through Use
On Water Street at Ferry Street, on the right when traveling north on Water Street.
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
80Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Arthur Bangert — Mayor of Florissant 1938-1950
On Saint Francois Street west of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
81Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Catherine "Kay" Spring — Historic Preservationist — 28 May 1936 - 11 December 2017 —
On Rue Saint Francois west of St. Charles Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
82Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Charles Castello — 22 May 1839 - 11 December 1893
On Rue Saint Francois at Brown Street, on the right when traveling west on Rue Saint Francois.
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
83Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Charlotte Ballard — 19 November 1909 - 13 August 1999
On St. Francois Street at St. Ferdinand Street, on the right when traveling east on St. Francois Street.
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
84Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — David L. Reynolds — 7 November 1936 - 9 January 2003
On St. Francois Street east of North St. Charles Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
85Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Donald L. Bond — "Mr. North County" — 17 June 1931 - 21 April 1990 —
On Rue Saint Francois just east of St. Pierre Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
86Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Donald R. Zykan, Sr. — 25 September 1932 - 1 March 1999 — "If Nobody Can - Zykan" —
On Rue St. Francois just west of North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
87Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — First Lieutenant Michael J. Blassie — Vietnam Era Unknown Soldier — 4 April 1948 - 11 May 1972 —
On Saint Francois Street east of Rue St. Jean, on the right when traveling east.
Florissant patriot graduated Air Force Academy, fighter pilot 8th Special Ops Squadron Vietnam. Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross Air Metal. May 11, 1972 his A-37 Dragonfly was shot down during his 138th combat mission. His remains, classified . . . Map (db m149383) HM WM
88Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Florissant
Near Rue St. Francois, 0.1 miles North St. Charles Street.
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
89Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Francois Dunegant dit Borosier — b. Canada 1752 - d. Florissant September 13, 1825 — A Walk Through History —
On Saint Francois Street west of North New Florissant Road, on the right when traveling west.
Commissioned by the Spanish Governor as the Military and Civil Commandant of the village of St. Ferdinand de Florissant throughout the Spanish regime, often described as a man of honesty and integrity who shaped and guided the little settlement of . . . Map (db m145290) HM
90Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Frank B. Korte / Josephine "Jo" Korte — 8 Sept. 1916 - 05 Nov. 2002 / 23 Jan. 1920 - 12 April 2015
On Saint Francois Street just east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east.
Frank and Jo married in 1943 and opened Korte Hardware, 610 St. Francois, in 1946. Devoted to family and faith they put a priority on community service with leadership roles in Fire Department, Hospital, Chamber, Valley of Flowers, Historical . . . Map (db m149392) HM
91Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Grace A. Zykan — 22 June 1932 - 4 May 2017 — "Amazing Grace" —
On St. Francois Street west of North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west.
Grace Ebbesmeyer, the second youngest of 9. Married Don Zykan, Sr. in 1951 & mother of 5. Officer & Owner Zykan Bros. Family Business. Chamber Outstanding Person of the Year 2006, Past President OTP & STL Soroptomist Club. Receiver of Christian . . . Map (db m147815) HM
92Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Gregorie Aubuchon — Florissant's First Mayor
On Rue Saint Francois just west of North New Florissant Road, on the right when traveling west.
He was a descendant of Joseph Aubuchon who was in Florissant as early as 1799. In 1857 when the Missouri State Legislature changed Florissant’s form of government from trusteeship to mayor-council he became the first mayor under the Special . . . Map (db m145368) HM
93Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Harold "Hal" Schuchmann — A Life of Community Service — 27 April 1927 - 18 January 2019 —
On Rue Saint Francois at Boone Street, on the right when traveling east on Rue Saint Francois.
Hal Schuchmann, Army Veteran & Wash U grad, Florissant Ward 6 Councilman from 1963 - 1975 & advocated building existing City Hall & both Civic Centers. On 1963 Board of Freeholders which drafted current City Charter. Lord of Valley Flowers Court for . . . Map (db m149394) HM
94Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Henry F. Hendel — 11 October 1917 - 1 August 2011
On Rue Saint Francois east of North St. Jacques Street, on the right when traveling west.
A life-long resident of Florissant and World War II Army Veteran. He was an active member of American Legion Post 444 and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Henry operated Hendel's Market for forty-seven years as a popular neighborhood grocery store. He . . . Map (db m147812) HM
95Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — Henry F. Koch — Born September 2, 1921 Died May 21, 1988
On Saint Francois Street just east of North Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west.
He was Florissant's first full-time salaried City Clerk, serving from 1950 to 1960. In that ten year period, the population of Florissant increased 921%. In 1960, he was elected as the first full-time Mayor and the last Mayor under the 1857 Charter. . . . Map (db m147808) HM
96Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — James "Jay" Russell
Near South New Florissant Road, 0.1 miles south of Regina Ct, on the right when traveling south.
James "Jay" Russell, long-serving Missouri statesman and Florissant businessman presented this tank to the City of Florissant in 1964. The Sherman Tank was the primary battle tank used in World War II to help the United States and the Allied forces . . . Map (db m151229) HM WM
97Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — James (Jay) Russell — Born on November 4, 1928 in St. Louis.
On Rue Saint Francois at Saint Ferdinand Street, on the right when traveling east on Rue Saint Francois.
Statesman and Florissant businessman. Jay was Missouri State Legislator from 1962 - 1990 Lewis & Clark Democratic Committeeman 1970 - 2008 House of Representatives - Chairman - Appropriations - member of numerous committees. He appropriated funds . . . Map (db m149380) HM
98Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — James E. Fischer — 29 March 1924 - 1 August 2012
On Rue Saint Francois at St. Jean Street, on the right when traveling west on Rue Saint Francois.
Co-Owned Fischer's Department Store with his brother Al, the oldest business in Florissant still in operation. Served as a Flight Engineer on a B17 Crew during World War II. Charter Member and past President of Florissant Rotary Club and Rotary . . . Map (db m145345) HM
99Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — James J. Eagan — Born March 4, 1926 - Died in office November 2, 2000
On Rue Saint Francois at Boone Street, on the right when traveling west on Rue Saint Francois.
He was the first Mayor elected under the 1963 Charter. During his administration a new Community Center and Civic Center were built. He initiated the LSV program and free bus service for older residents. Proud of his Irish ancestry, he was . . . Map (db m145414) HM
100Missouri, St. Louis County, Florissant — John A. Ortwig — 27 November 1940 - 30 July 2019
On Rue Saint Francois just east of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling east.
Chamber Member since 1987. Outstanding Business Person of the Year 2015. Owned Florissant Glass Co. since 1972 & Old Town Wedding Chapel since 1990. Elks Member since 1969, Trustee 18 years, Chairman of the Trustees, Dare supporter, organized Hoop . . . Map (db m149391) HM

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