Two boys working at the Inland Type Foundry at 12th (now Tucker) and Locust. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Have you ever taken a close look at some of the buildings as you’ve cruised down Locust Street? We have some spectacular hidden treasures you’ve probably never noticed, and we’re going to host a walking tour next month to give you the inside scoop on some of them. And, in keeping with Campbell hospitality, we’ll end the tour with the usual refreshments and camaraderie.
Locust Street Architectural Walking Tour, Saturday October 27, 1–3 PM
Join Campbell House Museum’s Executive Director Andy Hahn for a walking tour of notable buildings in the Downtown West section of Locust Street. The group will begin at Campbell House (1508 Locust Street), and see the architectural highlights on a 6‑block walk. The group will go inside the Leather Trades Artists Lofts
and we will receive a behind-the-scenes peek at the staff-only areas of the historic Schlafly Tap Room
(2100 Locust Street), where the tour will end. One delicious Schlafly beer is included in your ticket price. The tour begins at 1 PM
in the Campbell House Museum
Tour is limited to 25 guests to accommodate some tight spaces at the Tap Room, so make your reservation early!
Tickets are $30, or $25 for Campbell House Museum and Landmarks Association members. Call Campbell House at 314/421‑0325 to make your reservation.
- January 21, 2013: Fundraiser to republish Virginia Campbell’s cookbook at River City Casino. Chef John Johnson is going to cook a multi-course meal with recipes from Virginia’s cookbook.
- March 2013: Restoration tour of Campbell House. We’ll show you the research and work involved in the extensive 5‑year restoration. You’ll get to see fascinating pictures of the work in progress, samples of materials used (including carpet and wallpaper), and a visit to the attic, offices and sprawling basement.
Please check the blog, Facebook and our Twitter feed for the official announcements with finalized dates and times on both of these events. Have a great (short!) week, everyone!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and we have the perfect way to say thanks to your mom for being so wonderful.
We bet she would enjoy her special day lounging in the sun in our pristine, fragrant Victorian garden while being serenaded by singers from Union Avenue Opera. Did we mention the London Tea Room is providing scones, tarts and other delectable nibbles along with their spectacular teas?
As the first of what we hope to be many joint events, this will be a fundraiser to support Campbell House Museum and Union Avenue Opera. You should come. And bring your mom. You’ll be her favorite son or daughter.
Pencil us in on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. The performance of popular songs — including tunes by Gershwin and Gilbert & Sullivan — begins at 3:00, and will last for about an hour. The Museum will be open for self-guided tours with docents stationed throughout the house. Tickets are $50 each, children 12 and under are $30 each, and they may be purchased by calling Union Avenue Opera at 314/361‑2881, or by clicking here:
Adult ticket: $50
Child’s ticket: $30
We hope to see you there.…and trust us — Mom will love it.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, have no fear! The show will go on at Union Avenue Opera: 733 North Union Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108.