Maplewood History: A Look at Downtown Shortly Before the Demolitions Began

The photographs of Maplewood’s business district that I have been running for the last four or five blogs have generated a lot of interest and a few requests. This post is what amounts to a file dump. Due to the difficulty most readers would have searching my old posts, I am posting some images that I have used before and some that I haven’t. To be honest, I’m not absolutely sure which is which.

Bank of Maplewood sign being offered online

The piece of stone with the word: ‘BANK’ carved into it — a remnant of the bank at Manchester Rd. and Sutton Blvd. demolished almost 40 years ago — is being offered on Craigslist.

Maplewood History: Startling Pre-debacle Images of Buildings on Manchester

Man. What I won’t stoop to in order to have an eye catching headline?  As you may suspect the images in this post shot by Glenn Haley and submitted by Mike Jones aren’t exactly startling.  Well, maybe. You let me know if they are. I have looked at these and others like them so many times that I’m numb. I don’t know how those of you unfamiliar with them will react.

Shooting result of domestic dispute: Maplewood Police

Maplewood Police press release:
Maplewood police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 7300 block of Manchester Rd. at approximately 4:08 pm. Upon their arrival, they found a 26-year-old north St. Louis County man lying on the sidewalk who had sustained gunshot wounds.

Maplewood History Live at the Library Tonight!

Beginning promptly at 6:30 at the Maplewood Public Library and continuing for no longer than the average audience is willing to tolerate (an hour or maybe an hour and a half)  I intend to present a digital projected version of my new book, “Maplewood History – Volume Two”. The presentation will be digital because I still have not received a sample hard bound copy from the printer.