“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Missouri, Overland Historical Society Historical Markers

Overland is a town in the North County section of St. Louis County, Missouri.
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By Jason Voigt, March 1, 2020
Gocke House Marker
1 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Gocke House — 1910 — City of Overland —
The Gocke House was designed by local architect Lawrence Ewald from plans published by Frank Lloyd Wright in Ladies' Home Journal. The design was titled "fireproof house for $5000". The house is composed almost entirely of steel, tile and concrete. . . . Map (db m147076) HM
2 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Halsey C. Ives Mansion — 1905 — City of Overland —
Halsey Ives was the first director of the St. Louis Art Museum. He was married to Margaret Lackland, daughter of one of Overland's original landowners. Purchased in 1925 by Dr. John O'Connell, the estate hosted dances during the WWII "big band" era.Map (db m146093) HM
3 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Henry Wallis House — 1906 — City of Overland —
Wallis built this house with a lookout tower to view his workers by day and to study the stars at night. The property had a winery, vineyard and orchard. The lookout tower was removed in 1950 when Earl Hilleman remodeled the house to become Hilleman . . . Map (db m145882) HM
4 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Lackland / Baker Mansion — 1844 — City of Overland —
This magnificent antebellum structure was home to Dennis Lackland until his death in 1864. His son inherited the estate and lived there until his own death in 1920. Purchased by Major Wallace Baker in 1926, it is a prominent landmark and Overland's . . . Map (db m147089) HM
5 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Lake Sherwood — 1890 — City of Overland —
Henry Laughlin built a dam across the ravine to form Lake Laughlin. Seven springs feed the lake creating the mouth of River Des Peres. In 1904/06 regional and national swimming championships were held here. This lake is one of the deepest spring fed . . . Map (db m145531) HM
6 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Ortmann Funeral Home — 1905 — City of Overland —
This home was built with recycled materials from 1904 World's Fair buildings by the family of Charles Hamilton. Because it was on an unpaved road, it was the least expensive of three locations. The Ortmann family rented the home in 1935 and . . . Map (db m145821) HM
7 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Overland Historical Society and Log House — 1850 — City of Overland —
This site interprets pioneer life in the mid 1800's. The "dog-trot" style log house was originally located on the bluffs of the Missouri River near Chesterfield. Reconstruction began in 1980 and was completed by the Overland Historical Society in . . . Map (db m145731) HM
8 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Overland Manor — 1902 — City of Overland —
Dr. Edward Albin was the first physician in Overland. His wife, Margaret Roosevelt Albin, was a distant relative of President Theodore Roosevelt. Together they built Overland Manor in 1902. The home was of brick construction in Victorian style, . . . Map (db m145606) HM
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9 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Randolph Laughlin House — 1904 — City of Overland —
This large estate was purchased by Henry Laughlin in 1879. The Laughlin family used this property as a summer retreat from their home on Lucas Place in the city of St. Louis. Randolph, his son, built the mansion between 1904 & 1912, known as the . . . Map (db m145732) HM
10 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Appel House — 1830 — City of Overland —
The original log house at 2217 Lackland Road was built in 1830. The two-story frame house was built in 1900 by Jacob Wagner, son-in-law of Appel. Originally the area contained about 23½ acres, twenty-two of which were sold to the Meadowbrook . . . Map (db m146092) HM
11 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Buck School — 1846 — City of Overland —
The one-room log cabin schoolhouse was built on two acres of land donated by Mrs. Elizabeth Smith. The school was erected for the descendants of the first pioneers. Prof. Thomas W. Goldie from England was the first teacher. In 1867, a rural school . . . Map (db m150903) HM
12 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Caleb Baldwin House — 1843 — City of Overland —
Caleb Baldwin moved here from New York. He settled the land at Lackland and Woodson. His first home burned in 1866 and shortly thereafter, a new home was built. Caleb's son, Oscar P. Baldwin, was born here in 1870, and was the first land dealer in . . . Map (db m145666) HM
13 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Charles / James Loring House — 1820 — City of Overland —
Charles and Mary Loring moved here from Kentucky in 1820. Their son, James M. was born on May 16, 1840. He became a lawyer and author. James, a Democrat, was a member of the 32nd General Assembly and served as a magistrate and Justice of the Peace . . . Map (db m150909) HM
14 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Daniel Boone's Cabin — 1799 — City of Overland —
Boone's cabin had one room with an earthen floor and a rough limestone slab chimney. It served as a stopping place for Boone's travels on the "Overland Trail". The area supplied the only drinking water for miles. History speaks of this cabin being . . . Map (db m145535) HM
15 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Frank Spencer House — 1901 — City of Overland —
Frank Spencer built a Victorian Romanesque home on this site in 1901 as part of the Spencer subdivision. The home was sold in 1945 to the local independent order of the Odd Fellows Chapter who converted it into their meeting hall. After several . . . Map (db m146095) HM
16 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Grace Van Studiford House — 1904 — City of Overland —
Grace Van Studiford, a celebrated opera singer, lived in the two-story mansion fondly referred to as "At Lasta Place". The home was destroyed by fire in 1920, but the original caretaker's house is part of an enlarged home located at 8907 Sycamore . . . Map (db m150908) HM
17 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of John and Elizabeth Smith Farmhouse — 1830 — City of Overland —
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith owned more than 400 acres of land in this vicinity. She donated two acres of land to build a one-room cabin in 1846 known as the Buck Schoolhouse. The validity of her land title was questionable, for when she sold the remainder . . . Map (db m145881) HM
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18 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Lackland Avenue School — 1855 — City of Overland —
In 1855 a temporary school for Negro children was begun here. This school and Buck School were incorporated into the rural district of Ritenour in 1867. In 1888 residents voted 16-1 to build and furnish a permanent school for negroes. In 1913 this . . . Map (db m145605) HM
19 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of Twelve Mile Inn — 1856 — City of Overland —
Located approximately 12 miles from the St. Louis riverfront, a day's journey. The two-story log structure became a popular stopping place for cool well water and shelter for those traveling to St. Charles. It is said that in 1863, General Wm. T. . . . Map (db m160386) HM
20 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Site of William Walton House — 1793 — City of Overland —
William and Mary Walton moved to this tract of land from Virginia. They were among the earliest settlers in this area and their land holdings became quite extensive. Eleven children were raised on the huge farm, plus numerous grandchildren. The . . . Map (db m159509) HM
21 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — The Rock House — 1844 — City of Overland —
Originally, the Rock House was built to store ice and milk on the Lackland farm. It was later used as a community meeting place where a WWII air raid warden group met and created the West Overland Volunteer Fire Department. Just northwest of the . . . Map (db m147090) HM
22 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — Wildwood Estate — 1903 — City of Overland —
Developed as an estate by Charles Garnett, the architecture of the original structure was Spanish Renaissance/Colonial. In 1908 the St. Louis Post Dispatch credited Garnett with being the first prominent St. Louisan to adopt the "elaborate country . . . Map (db m147084) HM
23 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — William Campbell House — 1850 — City of Overland —
This home was originally a two-story, four-room house built with a massive rock foundation. The original owner was William Campbell, a local surveyor. Henry Grossenbacher purchased the house in 1927. He owned Gross-Aire Manufacturing Co. which . . . Map (db m145665) HM
24 Missouri, St. Louis County, Overland — William Heidbrink & Clarence A. Fritz Building — 1906 — City of Overland —
Built as a grocery store and residence, Heidbrink established a post office within the store and was named postmaster in 1909. The business was sold in 1913 to R.E. Lafon. He sold the store to Fritz, who eventually became Overland's first elected . . . Map (db m145820) HM
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Dec. 1, 2023