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  1. Thank you, Chris! With this blog post, you have solved a mystery for my family. I would like permission to keep a copy of the building photo and Sanborn map image, with credit going to you, of course. I can let you know why, if you would like. But it is somewhat of a long story.

  2. The Blanke Tea & Coffee Company was a very big deal in St. Louis; official vendor of tea & coffee at the 1904 World’s Fair. Cyrus Blanke actually owned Grant’s Cabin and wanted to use it for promotional purposes at the Fair; then sold it to the Busch family.
    Shaw’s Garden features the Blanke English Boxwood Garden, which was gifted by the wife of a descendant.

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