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  1. I can’t add anything to this, but the place was renowned for its chicken. An uncle took my Grandmother there at least once a month back in the ’40s and ’50s.
    Two other famous “chicken places” of pre and post WWII were Madame Defoe’s waaay out on Manchester Road (OK – in Manchester, I think) and the Green Parrot Inn on old Big bend in Kirkwood, between New Big Bend and Ballas. The latter building is still there, but has been converted into a home. I don’t know if Madame Defoe’s is still around, since I never knew exactly where it was – I was just barely a teen when it closed – I think it went back to a few years before WWI.

  2. I have to wonder now if Buckingham’s and Green Parrot Inn were somehow related. This postcard was with my grandfather’s photos, so I suppose he went there. I don’t remember going to Buckingham’s, but he took us to the Green Parrot Inn a lot. The owner was a good friend of his. An unrelated, but small world story. My husband raffled off one of his handmade guitars for a cause. (Holt Musical Instruments, shameless plug) The winner of the raffle guitar runs his business out of the Buckingham building.

  3. I purchased a tackle box at an auction today and in it was a matchbook from this restaurant had no idea it was that old.

  4. Hi — my parents apparently went to Buckingham’s restaurant on Manchester for their ‘wedding breakfast’ in 1948. Do you know the whereabouts of the house (street address)?

    • Insert 38.612829,-90.352569 on Google or Bing maps.
      The building is now occupied by Hensley Construction, 8949 Manchester.

  5. It was one of our family traditions to go to Buckingham’s. It would always be a special occasion. I am an octogenarian now. Then, I was pre-teen. So, those dinners at Buckingham’s remain a special memory for me. Sorry, it is no longer operating. Happy that I can sit at my Ipad and share this with you.

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