People have been calling the city of Richmond Heights asking about concrete slabs going up at Dale Avenue and Boland Place, hoping that’s not what the planned Boland Place apartments will look like. It’s not — it’s only the first phase of construction.
This is the fifth post displaying images that William Lyman Thomas collected around 1911 for his landmark two volume set. For those who may not have been following this blog, these images are from the collection of a direct descendant of WLT and his wife, Kate Compton Sutton Thomas. Many of these images have never been shown in public before.
Richmond Height Police have reported that a juvenile punched an 84-year-old woman for refusing to hand over her car keys on Saturday at the Galleria. The juvenile and three other juveniles fled, and the woman flagged down a security guard.
James Compton Sutton (later Sr.) and his wife Ann Wells Sutton might have been the earliest settlers of European ancestry of the area known today as Maplewood, Missouri. At least I don’t know of anyone here earlier. Ann West Evans McElderry didn’t buy her 320 acres (west of Big Bend, north of Manchester, sold to Charles Rannells in 1848) until 1839. Henry Bartold didn’t build his stone roadhouse (at Hanley and Manchester) until 1840. John Baptiste Bruno, whose farm was just north of Sutton’s, got here early but I don’t know how early.