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Times Changing in Frontenac and Ladue

We made it out too late to document the trailer park in Frontenac, which had once housed workers who had processed uranium for nuclear weapons for atomic weapons at Weldon Springs. I’m not being facetious when I say that this trailer park had a lot of history behind it. Below, we also viewed the site of the controversial new location of the St. Louis County Library Genealogy Center. I was familiar with the site as it possessed an old farmhouse dating back to the period when this area was rural and agrarian.

We also went by and photographed Schneithorst’s, which closed its doors on December 23rd, 2019. While many people associate the intersection of Lindbergh and Clayton with being the “heart” of Frontenac, in reality the east side of Lindbergh through here is entirely within the boundaries of Ladue.

I enjoyed meeting friends here when I was back visiting from Washington, DC, as its central location was convenient for all of us. I am saddened but not surprised that an expansion of the strip mall, which has already replaced the northern portion of the old restaurant, would be more profitable for the owners.

By the way, the owners once operated the Bevo Mill, and if you are eagle-eyed, you can still occasionally find memorabilia from their time operating that famous South City institution.

3 Comments

  1. World wide Magazine (RIP) paid a visit to this Frontenac trailer court back in the late 80s/early 90s. For what it’s worth, it’s good documentation.

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