Apartments, not a prison, going up at Dale and Boland

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.

Even More Images from William Lyman Thomas’ 1911 History of St. Louis County

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.

Wine bar/ shop opens in Maplewood

The wine bar/wine store, Chateau Maplewood, announced Friday on Instagram that it’s open. The shop recently joined the Mid County Chamber of Commerce, according to the chamber’s Facebook page.

The Troubling Legacy of our Pioneer Families

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.