2225 St Clair Avenue

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This house at 2225 St. Clair Avenue was taken down last week.  It was built in 1942.

Published in: on April 25, 2017 at 4:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

8824 Pendleton Avenue

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This home at 8824 Pendleton Avenue was taken down this week.  It was built in 1904.  This picture was taken many years ago.

Published in: on April 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Brentwood Bargain

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Those were the days.  February 1902 (St Louis Post Dispatch)

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Joseph Gill (1930-2017)

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The above picture of Joe Gill was taken at the Maddenfest in 2005.  Joe is manning the Brentwood Historical Society booth, as he did for many years.  He probably arrived early Saturday morning, bringing many pictures, yearbooks and other historical items to share with Brentwood residents.  He stayed all afternoon; answering questions, talking with Brentwood residents, old and new.  Later in the afternoon, everything was packed up and placed in his van, to be returned to the Historical Society.  Another day of service to the Brentwood community.  It’s what Joe did.

Joe Gill died last week and was laid to rest this morning at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Joe, and his wife Barb, have put their heart and soul into preserving the history of Brentwood.  In 2002, the Historical Society, along with Images of America, published a book entitled Brentwood, Missouri.  Mostly pictures, the book was put together by Joe.  Many hours were devoted to the organization and layout of the book.

For many years, Joe Gill was the President of the Brentwood Historical Society.  He was active in many service clubs in Brentwood, as well as the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.

I like this picture of Joe because he is surrounded by his pictures.  He spent hours scanning, cataloging, and perfecting the hundreds of pictures the Society has accumulated over the years.

Thank you Joe for your love and devotion to the Brentwood community and to our Historical Society.

Published in: on March 8, 2017 at 7:36 pm  Comments (1)  

Video (1960’s)

This video was provided by the Clanahan family.  Carl Clanahan lived on Bobolink Place in then Audubon Park Apartments.  The footage is a bit rough in spots, but it shows the area of Eager Road and Brentwood Blvd in the early 1960’s.

Published in: on February 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm  Comments (1)  

We Need Your Help

In 2019, Brentwood will celebrate 100 years! The Brentwood Historical Society is planning to put together a publication outlining the history of our town. Over the years we have gathered stories, memories, pictures and newspaper articles.

One of the great things about Brentwood is we have many families who have lived here for several generations. We also have families who have moved, but still have a connection to our town through friends, family and BHS alumni.

Our mission for 2017 is to collect as much information about the history of Brentwood as we can. To make that happen, we need your help. Here is our wish list:
• Two of the most important figures in the beginning of Brentwood were Louis Bompart and Thomas Madden. We have very little information about these men and their families. If you are an extended family member, or may know those that are, please contact us.
• Are you related to early Brentwood residents? Do you have stories, recollections or pictures from the past?
• Memorabilia. Old City of Brentwood correspondence, newspaper articles, maps, or pictures of Brentwood.
• Did I mention pictures? Nothing captures the sense of what Brentwood used to be like photographs.

We don’t need the original. A copy, or better yet, a scan of the picture or document will work just fine.

If you can help us in any way, here is our contact information:
Brentwood Historical Society, 8754 Rosalie Ave., Brentwood, MO 63144

bwdhistsoc@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Published in: on January 6, 2017 at 4:49 pm  Comments (1)  

Christmas – 1929

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Christmas celebration for the kids in Brentwood in front of City Hall. (circa 1929)  City Hall was located in the 2800 block of Brentwood Blvd., south of Manchester Road, on the west side of the street.

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City Hall Contract – Jan 1935

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2509 Cecelia Avenue

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This home was torn down recently.  It was built in 1940.

Published in: on October 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Streetcars in Brentwood – Jan 1949

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Published in: on September 30, 2016 at 6:45 pm  Comments (2)