The city of Richmond Heights, located in St. Louis County, is a community rich in history. Incorporated in 1913, Richmond Heights was established as a residential suburb of St Louis. Early residents included the McCutcheon, Barron, Niesen, Grove, Brennan, Gay, Buehning, and DeBolt families. The introduction of modern highways and commerce altered the city’s physical character, which prompted this publication. The authors hope this book encourages the citizens of Richmond Heightsand othersto embrace the city’s history and promote preservation of its historic resources.
About the Author
Joellen Gamp McDonald, curator and vice president of the Richmond Heights Historical Society, has worked as a teacher, legal assistant, tutor, and archivist. She actively advocates community preservation and resides in Richmond Heights with her husband, Tony. Ruth Nichols Keenoy works as an architectural historian/preservation planner and a volunteer for the Richmond Heights Historical Society. She resides in St. Louis with her husband, Patrick.