Who the heck has ever even heard of the Colonial Pleasure Club much less knows exactly where it was located? Lillian Weber Herold once did. So does her direct descendant who has been kind enough to share this latest discovery with us. So will you after you read this post. I know I have said this before. This is another extremely rare photograph. It has a lot of information on it. The exact location of where the image was captured is known. The year is known. It also provides answers to questions we had earlier during the first round of Lillian Weber Herold collection images. Take a look at the last images in this earlier post. The Lillian Weber Herold Collection – Part One
And a dog even made it into the picture! Historic images don’t get much better than this one. Thanks again to the descendant of Lillian Weber Herold for sharing this wonderful bit of her family history with us.
Maplewood Police Officer Jason Schuster on Thursday sent an email to block captains, asking them to tell their neighbors about a recent increase in reported thefts from vehicles (catalytic convertors and break-ins) and property damage/graffiti.
This Friday, October the 8th, the Mid County C of C is having their annual auction, a 1920’s Soiree. You can get all of the details here. For about the last decade or so, the kind folks at Frame of Mind Picture Framing Shop and I have partnered to produce a highly collectible image for the chamber to sell. This year we’ve done it again!
St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jack Suntrup writes that Brentwood ‘native’ Raymond Reed is the third Democrat this year to announce a run to represent Missouri’s 2nd District — challenging incumbent, U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner. And more from the news, too.
Maplewood resident Ann Bouwhuis started Home Away From Home Child Care Center 25 years ago to meet the need in the Sunnen Business Park. Last week Maplewood Mayor Nikylan Knapper recognized Bouwhuis’ successful business with a proclamation.
Readers may recall from previous posts that Ann Aston Warder was the mother of Maplewood’s own, Mary Warder Rannells. Descendant Rachel Potter kindly copied to me Ann’s handwritten will. Tonya Lane Ferguson kindly offered to transcribe it. This was no small undertaking.
Don’t you love images like this one? It is a stretch of Manchester that is familiar to all of us who live in or near Maplewood. Recognizable but almost completely different from the way it looks today.
In June of 2004, Maplewoodian Greg Rannells, a direct descendant of Charles and Mary, was allowed inside the old family home. He took the images featured in this post and was kind enough to let me copy them. Before receiving these from Greg neither I nor anyone else involved with the effort to save Woodside had seen the inside of it.