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  1. Christina Hanks says:

    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.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I like long stories, Christina! Glad I could help. Contact me at naffziger (at) gmail (dot) com.

      1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood MO says:

        Uhh – that ad appears to be for ONLY the loft.
        Stunning abode!

    2. Judy says:

      Do you gave any information about Linda Blanke? I believe I have a painted tile that she did – has been in my family for a long time.

  2. Lou says:

    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.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Cool, thanks!

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