Who are our most famous Maplewoodians? Who are the folks that have resided in our lovely village and then gone out and done well for themselves in the wider world? I have a few names in mind but I am going to keep them to myself until the readers of this space have had a chance to respond. Let there be no misunderstanding, George Clooney made a movie here but that doesn’t count. He never lived here.
Among the many items in this fabulous trove of Maplewoodiana that once belonged to William Lyman Thomas are these images that I have put into a file called “People” because I don’t know anything about most of them. Hopefully someone out there will see someone familiar and enlighten the rest of us. There is much to be learned from the comments on Maplewood History, as the readers of this space have seen time and time again.
Robert Fishbone, a musician and collector/inventor of mostly percussion instruments can no longer play percussion because of recent, single sided deafness and is parting with the bulk of his collection with a silent auction at Stone Spiral Gallery, 2506 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood.
A man who loved athletic shoes died of an accidental drug overdose, Fox 2 reported, and his family, some from Richmond Heights, donated $13,000 worth of athletic shoes to students at a north St. Louis charter school in his honor.
The St. Louis Business Journal reports that in 2018, the 63117 Zip code, which includes Richmond Heights, had 184 home sales, with an average sale price of $204,509. The most expensive is 1012 Hampton Park Drive, priced at $1.5 million.