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Locust Street Architectural Walking Tour

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 garden.

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!

Arias in the Afternoon: A Mother’s Day Victorian Garden Party

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.