Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Local history. . . St Peters

 This cabin actually use to be on my old mail route and I remember it as the old farmers house that probably sold off most of the land that became subdivisions on that part of my route.

It didn't look like this then, but instead was enclosed in clap board siding.
 A little history of St Peters.
 I followed the process of it's dismantling, moving and rebuilding over the years.

St Peters saved it when the land was being turned into a Veterans Memorial.

It was stored under cover for many years before being rebuilt.
 Notching is very typical for the area.

 Considering how much time and material and land was donated to the project I was always surprised when it was reported at one point the reconstruction cost was over $100,000.00 and they still were in need of more money.

I can just imagine what I could have done to my place with $100,000.00.

It is now used as an education center for the towns history.

I have always believed they went over board with all the porches and woodwork on the out side, but I would imagine much of that had to do with changes done to the logs over the years as the original house expanded.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am a Master Gardener Trainee in St. Charles County and I've been admiring this building as a possible site for a prairie "front door" garden project using native plants. Hopefully, I will be able to get the MO Extension on board as well as the City of St. Peters. I'm not sure where I will begin, but this post popped up in my initial search for information. I hope you don't mind if I share your photos - with credit to you, of course.
    Linda Knight