Basch Brothers Filling Station

Basch Bros Gas Station

This building was located at 3145 Brentwood Blvd.  It was built in 1931 by Anton Basch, and his sons Edward, Walter and George. The rock was taken from various creek beds and highway construction projects throughout southeastern Missouri.  Anton hauled the rock on his 1926 Chevrolet truck. The Basch family lived in Webster Groves.

For many years it was a filling station and later a liquor store. In 1970, Walter Basch closed the liquor store and operated a real estate office.

For several years the building was vacant and in 1982 it was demolished when St Louis County made road improvements and re-routed Deer Creek near Marshall Avenue.

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Brentwood Theatre – March 1942

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8318 Manchester

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This building at 8318 Manchester Road was demolished this week.  In the last few years, it was owned by the City of Brentwood.  The Street Department occupies the rest of the property.

It was built in 1917.  For many years, it was home to Herold Grocery, and later Herold Sports Shop.  It was owned by Ed and Lillian Herold.  Before the City purchased the building, it was home to Luttrell Upholstery.

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Kleisly Purchases Drug Store – 1953

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Tom Boy Market – 2428 Brentwood Blvd.

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This building was built in 1940.  It has been many versions of small markets over the years.  In the 1970’s, it became Alexi’s Greek Restaurant, and later Ali Baba’s.  It is currently home to Hunan Wok.

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Gualdoni’s – 2241 Brentwood Blvd.

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Gualdoni’s Market was one of the original tenants in this building which was built in the late 1930’s.  Someone with knowledge of cars could help date the photo.  I believe it is late 1930’s or early 1940’s.

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Nu Life Cleaners – 8818 Manchester

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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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