Joan Carollo, who grew up in Maplewood, emailed some remembrances to 40 South. Her grandparents lived in a house that now borders the MRH Early Childhood Center, according to Google Maps.
From Joan Carollo:
My grandparents lived on 2816 Burgess Avenue in Maplewood, and raised four children (my mom, one sister and two brothers). They owned a business on Manchester west of Laclede Station Road.
My mom was born February 5, 1912. I was born in 1940 and visited my grandparents every Sunday. The family business was EverReady Heating & Sheet Metal.
Around 1956 they built a home in Salem Hills in Rock Hill and my son owns and lives in that home now.
My uncle was one of the first mayors of Rock Hill. I loved Maplewood and remember climbing the steps on Burgess to play at Valley School’s playground.
Memories of Maplewood Pool remain in my mind. I will love reading all of your info, Bettendorf’s on Sutton etc.