Far out in western St. Louis County are the remnants of past industries, towns and plantations. The hamlet of Centaur, now just a part of Chesterfield, is one such example of a place where people lived and worked in greater numbers than now.
The large building sitting near the tracks appears to be an old station or hotel that is still in relatively good condition. According to the Chestefield city website, the town was founded around the Centaur Lime Company, now long defunct.
Update: Old Slave Road’s name dates to the 1970s, and commemorates the location of a slave cemetery on the land of the former Long Plantation.
And finally, perhaps the most mysteriously named road in St. Louis County, Old Slave Road. Most logically, the name–which is not signed at the road’s intersection with Wild Horse Creek Road–denotes a place where a plantation existed or freed slaves once lived.