Historic Saint Charles, Missouri

This building operated as a blacksmith from the early 1890’s. This is a German Style architecture. The arched window was formerly a door

Flaugherty–McNair House. 724 Main Street

     This house was built in 1840 by M. Flaugherty.  It was later purchased by David McNair.   This building is now used by Mad Hatter Antique and More

The building was constructed in 1840

It is thought that this building was used as servants living quarters until the end of the civil war. In later years, this building was used as a private residence and a retail establishment.

Historic Plaque

Farmers Home

Farmers Home

This building was named Farmer’s Tavern by owner John Frazier. It was originally owned by Alexander McNair (the first governor of Missouri). It was a favorite hostelry of legislators and government officials when Saint Charles was the state Capitol

The building was renovated by the Wayne Family in 1854. It was their home and an inn. It is currently a tobacco shop and a gift shop

903 Main Street

     First owner of this property was Charles Tayon.  He was the Spanish Governor of Saint Charles from 1793 to 1803. It is believed that the building was constructed in 1812.  They have been many owners.  The Botany family were owners for 90 years.  More recently, it was called the Witches House.  The owners were practitioners of this art.    Now it operates as the Magpie Restaurant.

Frontier Park, Saint Charles

Frontier Park

Missouri River

Missouri RiverĀ  MO370 Bridge in the distance

Signage Louis and Clark Memorial

Lewis and Clark Statue

Lewis and Clark Signage

Lewis and Clark Signage Statue

Caboose in Frontier Park

Train Depot in Frontier Park

Same as above

Same as above

Caboose in Frontier Park

Bridge over Chain of Rocks Canal, Illinois

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Canal

Chain of Rocks Canal

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge

Chain of Rocks Canal

Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge

Chain of Rocks Canal

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Flooding near the Chain of Rocks Canal

Flooding near the Chain of Rocks Canal

Chain of Rocks Canal

Flooding near the Chain of Rocks Canal

Liberty Theater Vandalia, Illinois

Liberty Theater. Vandalia, Illinois

Liberty Theater

     The Liberty Theater is located in Vandalia, Illinois at 210 S. 4th Street.  When in operation, it had one screen and 550 seats.

Liberty Theater

     This theater opened in 1910 as the Dixie Theater.  In the 1930’s, the building was renovated  in the Art Deco style.  The name was changed to the Liberty.

Liberty Theater

     During its operations, it featured first runs and occasional live acts.  The theater closed in 2008.

Liberty Theater