St. Paul Road Farmstead, Revisited

Midtown and Downtown, etc 001

I am continually fascinated by St. Paul Road, which wanders back deep into the hills of southwestern St. Louis County. In particular, right at this horribly dangerous curve (the road is 1.5 lanes wide here), there is this cluster of log cabins, barns and this stone spring or ice house. Who owned this property originally? The Pitzmann map, from 1868, lists the owner as “Chr. Bakemeier.” Who was he? Why have so many log buildings survived in this one place?

Midtown and Downtown, etc 002

3 Comments Add yours

  1. angie says:

    hithere! this is off topic, but I’m a long time reader and think you can help someone. the owners of the new rise coffee house in the grove posted a pic of their building before they renovated it and it was a mess. they would like to know what the building used to be and I thought you for sure could help them. they only know it was built in 27. it is a very cool place now. thank you.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Will take a look; if I can’t figure it out, I know many people who can.

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