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America’s Lost Highway-Missouri’s U.S. Highway 66 is Now Available on Google Maps

Explore 120 Historical Sites and Landmarks along Route 66 through the Show Me State. List of U.S. Google Maps


Historical Cities-Kansas City, KS and MO now available

Historical Cities-Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri is now available for the Amazon Kindle and will soon be released for other eBook formats.    Over 80 points of interest are provided, along with reference maps and GPS coordinates for all listed sites.  Retail price is $1.29.

Historic Kansas City Foundation, Kansas City (MO)

Historic Kansas City Foundation
Dedicated to Preserving Greater Kansas City’s Historic Architecture & Cultural Landscapes








You Can Help

Since August a small volunteer team has been working tirelessly to stop the proposed Highwoods office tower in the core of the Country Club Plaza. We need legal support and have printing and other expenses.

Please consider making a contribution to Save Our Plaza. 100% of donations go directly to convince city hall not to REZONE the site or AMEND the 1989 Plaza Plan.

New Santa Fe Historical Society, Kansas City, Missouri

New Santa Fe Historical Society logo

Historical Society of New Santa Fe

State Line Road at Santa Fe Trail
(Approximately at 122nd Street and State Line Road)
Kansas City, Missouri 64145

The town of New Santa Fe (or Little Santa Fe, as some call it) stood at the junction of the Santa Fe Trail and State Line Road, now southwest Kansas City. The little village had great historical significance in the development of western commerce in the 19th century.

Washington (MO) Historical Society

The Washington Historical Society was founded in 1959, focused on preserving Washington Missouri’s history.  The society purchased the old


Presbyterian Church building at Fourth and Market Street in 1995 and in 2001 hired a full time director.


Besides its many exhibits and archives, the museum also houses the Four Rivers Genealogical Society.


The museum is open from March 2nd through December 23 with the new exhibits.


Membership     Museum    Firehouse Museum    Publications     History Of Washington     Other Links     Contact Us     Cemeteries

Educational Resources     Printable Walking Tour   Four Rivers Genealogical Society   Upcoming Events

Forgotten Landmark: William J. Lemp Brewing Company Plant, St. Louis (MO)

William J. Lemp Factory, Lemp Avenue and Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO (Pic from Bing Maps Birds Eye accessed 1/15/2011)

In 1864, William J. Lemp purchased a five block area around the storage house on 13th Street and Cherokee Street, and began construction of a complete new brewery. By putting the new facility over the storage caves, moving all the kegs by wagon from their Second Street brewery would no longer be necessary.  The limestone caves were used to control the temperature during the creation of the lager.

By the early 1870’s, Lemp’s Western Brewery was the largest brewery in St. Louis in a field of 30, with E. Anheuser & Company’s Bavarian Brewery coming in second. The brewery was the 19th largest in the country, producing 61,000 barrels in 1876.[i]

[i] Donald Roussin & Kevin Kious, “William J. Lemp Brewing Company: A Tale of Triumph and Tragedy in St. Louis, Missouri”; American Breweriana Journal, March and April, 1999.