Parks and Picnics in

 Olden Times St. Louis, Mo.

Yeckel Collection


These pictures are from the Brueckner, Nolte, Schaller, Spraul, Yeckel  families who emigrated to St. Louis from Germany between 1860 to 1891.  They settled in the neighborhoods around Soulard Market and  Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Contributed by Joan Schaller Yeckel. Contact for information.

Circa 1910. The above "picnic might have taken place at Seibert's Grove about 11500 Gravois Road  just north of Sappington Rd. where Sappington Garden  Shop is now located. The building in the back is Seibert's Restaurant where they had amazing fried chicken.  As a child I would go to picnics at the same place.  It didn't change all that much in 20 years. Interesting array of food on the table.  Some folks are holding out  a cake, salads, pies  and cupcakes."

Carondelet Park  May 1915   Edna Schaller, right


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