Landmarks Association of St. Louis

2021 Fall Tours

September 01-November 01, 2021

Join Landmarks Association for our Fall Tour lineup including iconic St. Louis historic sites and the rare opportunity to visit several buildings on the verge of rehabilitation. Each event is ticketed separately through Eventbrite.

* In order to keep everyone safe, masks and appropriate footwear [tennis-hard sole] are required. Most are working sites.

* All tours involve stairs and walking on some uneven surfaces.

 

Feuerbacher Mansion (Lion House)

Feuerbacher Mansion (Lion House), 1126 Sidney St,       

Oct 9th, Saturday               10:00 AM – 12:50 PM*, $20

At 12th and Sidney in Soulard is the c. 1870 mansion built by Max Feuerbacher, owner of the Green Tree Brewery. Locally known as the "Lion House" for the stone lions that flank the entrance, the home is being renovated by new owners. Follow the renovation process at @lionhousestl  

Tickets will be for allotted times 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, with 15 people per tour. Street parking. Tickets available HERE


 Magic Chef Mansion

 

Magic Chef Mansion, 3400 Russell Blvd,               

Oct 15th, Friday      500 - 8:00 PM, $20       

NO HIGH HEELED SHOES ALLOWED

Tour one of St. Louis' premiere old-world estates. Surrounded by two acres in the city's landmark Compton Hill Reservoir Square neighborhood. Constructed in 1908, the Magic Chef Mansion was built for Charles Stockstrom (1852-1935), the founder of the Quick Meal Stove Company, later renamed Magic Chef. Tour includes the first floor and basement of the main house and the 1st floor of the carriage house. Follow the owner at @magic_chef_mansion   

This is a Halloween themed tour and is ticketed separately through Magic Chef with a portion of the proceeds going towards Landmarks Assoc. Street parking. Find Tickets HERE

Herold Mansion

 

 

 

Herold Mansion, 3155 S Jefferson Ave,

Oct 17, Sunday  10:00 AM – 12:50 PM*, $20 

On the west side of Benton Park is a collection of homes that recall the upscale residential district that once existed along Jefferson Avenue. Join Landmarks for a tour of the home built by Ferdinand Herold, owner of the Cherokee Brewery. Like the Feuerbacher Mansion, this property is currently being renovated by new owners.

Tickets will be for allotted times 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, with 15 people per tour. Street parking. Tickets available HERE

 2nd Baptist Church

 

2nd Baptist Church, 500 North Kingshighway,     

Oct 19th, Tues   4:00 – 5:30 PM, $20                        

At 500 N. Kingshighway, tour 2nd Baptist Church, designed by Mauran, Russell and Garden and constructed in 1907. Long-vacant, new ownership and a new plan offer hope for a bright future for this St. Louis Landmark.

Street parking. Ticket sales for this tour are temporarily suspended, check back on 9/22 HERE SOLD OUT

 Charles S. Brown house, a 2nd Empire Strikes Back

 

Second Empire Strikes Back, 2337 St. Louis Ave,     

Oct 23, Saturday               10:00 – 12:50 PM*, $20

At St. Louis Ave and N 25th, tour the current restoration of the c.1889 Charles S. Brown house. Designed in a classic 2nd Empire style, the Brown House speaks to the glory days of St. Louis Ave. and nearby St. Louis Place. Follow the ongoing rehabilitation of the property @the_2nd_empire_strikes_back 

Tickets will be for allotted times 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, with 15 people per tour. Street parking. Tickets available HERE

Landmarks Soulard Building

 

Architectural Ghosthunting, 1805 S 9th St.         

Oct 27th, Wed   $25 non-members / $20 members

6:00 PM Tour begins, 1805 S 9th   [Street parking]
8:30 PM Hang, ITAP 1711 S 9th St, [21+]

Ghost buildings, ghost marks, vanished sites, and mysterious design choices – join us for an evening expedition through the Soulard Neighborhood’s storied past. Amanda Clark from the Missouri Historical Society and preservation architect Paul Hohmann of the Urbanites Board will be your guides on this spookiest of architectural history tours. The 1.5-hour walking tour will begin at the new Landmarks building and end at the International Tap House [ITAP]. This event is co-sponsored by the Young Friends of the Missouri Historical Society and the Landmarks Urbanites.

Please Social distance. Masks are not required outdoors but bring one for possible indoor opportunities. *This tour is focused on Buildings and not Ghost stories. 

This event is ticketed separately through MHS and is limited to 30 people. Find tickets HERE  SOLD OUT