Today I am so very thankful for...
my new walkin' tennies
my new town and their historical society!
Here is why...
From the Webster Groves Historical Society website-
"Beginning in 2001 with the “Heart of Webster Historic Walk” and completing in 2007 with the Tuxedo Park walk, the series includes a wonderful cross section of our City, both architecturally and sociologically. The Walks highlight houses and other locations because of their architectural merit or their historical significance. They are helping the City of Webster Groves increase awareness of the outdoor architectural museum we call our neighborhoods. They are educational and recreational."
Here are some of my favs...
|Alexander Pierce House, 1909. He owned a plumbing supply business.|
|Albert Blackmer House, 1927|
|Robert Studley House, 1865. Founder of the R.P. Studley Printing Company.|
|Edward P. Rice House, 1866, once owned by the founder of the Ralston-Purina Company.|
|Alexander P. Robinson House, 1890. Alexander was the superintendent of the Waters Pierce Oil Company.|
|Edwin Gloor House, 1903.|
|J.E. Holland House, 1926.|
|Frederick H. Gore House, 1891. This was a wedding present to Frederick from his mother, Katy Gore!|
|Warren H Simmons House, 1893. Mr. Simmons was the secretary for the St. Louis Cotton Exchange. You can barely see this but at the top of the roof is the top of an atrium that runs down the center of the house allowing sunlight to flood the entry.|
|William L Wright, 1901. This picure does not do this house justice. It's big, beautiful and has a separate carriage house with upstairs apartment. Another one of my most favs!|
I also came upon the former house of artist Mary Engelbreit. I knew she was from St. Louis but I didn't know she once lived here in Webster Groves and for all I know she might still be near...I will keep a look out for her!
Here is her former house...
|I can so imagine Miss Ann Estelle, "the princess of quite a lot", playing in this yard!|