Several weeks ago, I wrote about Bamberger’s Grove at my regular St. Louis Magazine weekly column. As I also wrote, Adolphus Busch later bought the Grove and donated it to nuns, who opened the House of the Good Shepherd, who opened a school for girls.
Here are a couple of extra maps that didn’t make it into the article, including the Sanborn map, which shows the chapel in the center of the complex, where the different parts of the House came together in the quadripartite chapel.
Also, below we see the plat map, showing how the 1970 redevelopment into the shopping center chopped into the blocks to the west, presumably destroying some residential buildings. Gustine Avenue still curves around the parking lot, held up with a retaining wall filled with rubble from the old convent.