Ballwin, while far outside of the suburban ring in the 1960′s, still saw rapid growth along Manchester Road. I always noticed these older stores, which once featured much more gaudy paint schemes.
The ice cream store perhaps has the original benches, or leftovers from Dairy Queen. The giant, sweeping roofs of the buildings remind me of a more grandiose buildings further down in the city.
There’s a cool bank building nearby as well, which I have a hard time quantifying; it looks like it’s from the 1970′s.
It has a distinctive arcade out front, articulated in brick.