Maplewood History: Emil Scheidt and his Hardware Store

One hundred years old this year, this article has been lifted directly from the 1920 History of St. Louis County.  This is another gift from the prodigious research of Mary Piles, keeper of things historic at our town’s former Citizens National Bank of Maplewood known more recently as CNB St. Louis Bank.  

Thanks again to Mary Piles.  Still much more to come. Be safe, everyone.  Wear your mask.

Who Were the Indigenous Peoples of the 40 South News Area?

If you are like me, you love reading articles from Doug Houser and imagining who might have lived in your house or on your block 100 years ago.  Have you ever wondered who lived there hundreds or thousands of years ago? I have been trying to answer that question, and I wanted to share what I have found so far.  First, though, let me wish you a happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Maplewood History: More from Mary Piles (continued)

A couple of weeks ago I began having difficulty uploading images to the internet.   I suspected my computer because it had acted up before by freezing up. Back then the guys at the Micro Center told me they could fix it but I’d lose everything stored in it.  I declined.  This time I spent quite a while downloading everything to an external hard drive.  Took the computer down to the store where they said it was all right.  While I was there I bought a new router.  Wasn’t anything wrong with the old one but I just figured I’d replace it because it was 4 or 5 years old.

Hurry for free trees for Maplewood residents: Sept. 30 deadline

Submit your request to the City of Maplewood by September 30 to receive your free trees planted between the sidewalk and the street this autumn. That is correct, the Maplewood Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation, will come to your house, determine which native tree will fit in your space without interfering with power lines, and not only give you a native tree for free but plant it for you.