*A note: Not visible in this photo are the large for-sale signs standing in the yard in front of this wonderful old barn. Since this time, the Spirit of St. Louis Airport has purchased this and other nearby properties to expand their runways. The barn is now gone.
The barn sat on part of the land owned and farmed by my family (Albrecht) for over 150 years. It was sold to a private entity, the airport does borders it. As cities grow outward, many of these wonderful farms disappear. Another one of our barns still stands. You will find it a couple of miles away at the corner of Olive St Rd. It is made out of tile blocks. My home next to it was leveled after the last flood. Both barns had withstood the floods.
Thanks for the information. You must mean the 93 flood. I don't think the most recent ones affected these fields even through the Meramec is right alongside. I always used to like looking at these buildings as I drove by, and I was sad to see some of them disappear.
Great shot of this barn. As many of yours are.
If you are interested, you can submit them for posting to sccworlds.com. A news/ information site for St. Charles County.
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