Maplewood History: Buy A Piece Of Your Own At The Chamber Auction


Today is the day of the annual auction to support our Chamber of Commerce.  Instead of the usual fall date, this year the nice folks at the C of C have combined the auction with their Trivia nite. You can find all of the details on their website.

Mid-County Chamber of Commerce

As has been my habit for the last decade or so, I created a composite image of Maplewood historic photos to be sold at the auction.  It might take a hundred years but I have to think that eventually these images will be very valuable.  For one thing, hard copies are rare.  Usually there haven’t been more than two print copies made of these images that I donate. Most of them are just one.  They are printed by Diversified Labs, top notch, professional printers here in town.  They are printed on high quality paper.  These prints will be around long after we’re gone.

Once again, Mark from Frame of Mind Framing has done a terrific job of making one of my composite photos really stand out.  Tonight all you have to do is bid high and you can take it home with you.

Good luck.

Doug Houser      February 4, 2023

The Wedge, once at Southwest and Manchester, is the subject this year.  This composite contains the only two images I have ever found, in 20 years of looking, of the Route 66 road signs in downtown Maplewood.

Mark is the craftsman behind these stunning examples of his art.  He has framed many of the watercolors of Stan Masters.  The pros use him.  You should too.

Frame of Mind is located in Maplewood’s historic Parison Bakery Building.

They’re at 2900 S Big Bend Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143.  314-644-4466  You’ll be glad you’ve used one of the best frame shops around.


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