THE ALBERT MUEGGE PAINTINGS
Paintings done by Albert Muegge in the 1880s of how he remembered Cheltenham
in the 1860s.
These paintings are owned by the Missouri Historical Society and housed at their library on
Skinker Blvd. They are presented here by permission of the Missouri Historical Society.
Nina Kassing Bryans and Duke McVey donated the fees for use and coping of these digital
copies as well as photographic copies for the Dogtown Historical Society. They also
donated the framing of the full-sized photos.
View looking NORTH from about where I-44 is today. This looks straight UP
Tamm Ave, which is off center to the right. Three buildings are of note:
- The large white building slightly to the right of center and highest building up
is the early St. James Church, the only drawing of it I know of. It was built in
1860 and burned in 1888.
- Lower on Tamm on the west side of the street with three windows on the second floor is the white home of the O'Gorman
Family. Built in 1854-55, it still stands at 1427 Tamm Ave.
- The very large home toward the botton (on Manchester Ave.) and facing the artist position,
is the Muegge Home (see below for other photos of that home).
This is the Sulphur Springs Hotel (and hot springs) which was south of Manchester
at Sulphur Ave. just across and up the hill toward what is now I-44.
Our Home at Cheltenham
The Oil Cloth and Window Shade Factory
at Cheltenham Mo. 1858