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Schlueter Barn, Chesterfield, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 38° 39.937 W 090° 32.426
15S E 713991 N 4282541
Quick Description: The Schlueter Barn was built in approximately 1868.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2011 4:54:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMBY6W
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This wooden barn was built by William Schlueter on Sulphur Springs Road (now called Catania Drive) just south of Manchester, Missouri.

William purchased a 40 acre farm on Sulphur Springs Road in 1853, and 15 years later he purchased an additional acre of land, where this barn was built. The barn features a central storage area with an overhead hayloft, and two identical covered "wings".

The barn was donated to St. Louis County and was then moved to Faust Park in th late 1980s.

The Faust Historic Village is a St. Louis County park that was developed on on a tract of land that once belonged to the second governor of Missouri, Frederick Bates, who had acquired about 1,000 acres of land in 1808-09 when he was Secretary for the Upper Louisiana Territory. Bates was elected Missouri’s second Governor in 1824 and died the next year. Bates’ Thornhill Estates was acquired by Leicester Busch Faust and his wife Mary, who donated the 100 acres of land for development of the park, in 1968, and Mary later provided several more acres at her death in 1996, which nearly doubled the size of the park.

A section of the park now houses the Faust Historic Village, a collection of buildings that were moved from other locations and preserved at this site. The collection includes 4 residences, and 7 other buildings, including two barns, a carriage house, a blacksmith shop, and two smokehouses, all dating between 1840 and 1888. The Carriage house was relocated from Woodland (also called Jennings), Missouri and all of the other were relocated from the Chesterfield area. The village represents the architecture and lifestyle that were common in the 1880’s. There is a brochure for self-guided tours, and there is no charge to visit Faust Park.

Faust Park
15185 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO
Phone: 314-615-8328
Original Location: N 38° 35.382 W 090° 30.942

Type of move: City to City

Building Status: Public

Related Website: [Web Link]

How it was moved: Not listed

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