Nu Life Cleaners – 8818 Manchester

Nu Life Cleaners  8818 Manchester

Located on Manchester Road, just east of Collier Ave.  Anyone remember this place?

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Smitty’s Shell Station – 1942

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Smitty’s Shell station on the northwest corner of Manchester Road at Brentwood Blvd. (1942)

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Anyone have memories of Posch’s?

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Brentwood Theatre

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Brentwood Theatre (circa 1946-47)

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Hounsom’s – 8825 Manchester

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After this building was the Brentwood Bank, it became Hounsom’s Drug store. A second floor had been added. Anyone remember Hounsom’s?

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Brentwood Bank – 8825 Manchester

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The original Brentwood Bank, located at 8825 Manchester Road, across the street from the present day Schnucks. Someone is renovating this building now, and if you drive by you will see the 1925 displayed on the front. The building was built in 1925.

Published in: on August 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Otto Litzsinger

This article appeared in the Scope (1951).

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Van Horn’s

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This is Van Horn’s Restaurant. It was located on Litzsinger Road, on the site of present day Mt. Calvary Church. Anyone remember eating here? Any memories of the place?

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Brentwood Bank

Brentwood Bank at Eager Rd and Brentwood Blvd

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Fruit Stand – 8419 Manchester



     Many of us are familiar with the business at 8419 Manchester.  Currently vacant, it was perviously Teson Farms Nursery, and for many years, Edith’s market.  Some have always referred to it as “The Fruit Stand”. 

     Back in the 1920’s, the Brengard family operated a fruit stand, and later a BBQ, at that location.  The pictures above show the stand in the 1930’s, and later, in 1943, when a permanent overhang was constructed.  The family lived on Helen Ave.  The area just north of the business was a large field where Emil Brengard farmed.  The Brengard family has a long history in selling fruits and vegetables at Soulard market.  The Brengard family played an important role in the early days of Brentwood.

     Thanks to Shirley (Brengard) Schmitt who provided these pictures.  We will post others at a later date.


Published in: on July 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm  Comments (1)  

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