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George W. Baumhoff Papers, 1900-1950

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Identifier: A0096

Title: George W. Baumhoff Papers, 1900-1950


George W. Baumhoff was the general manager of the St. Louis Transit Company. He bought land near Valley Park, St. Louis County, circa 1902, and his family moved to a house on the property in 1911. He bought an additional 300 acres a few years later. The tract of about 450 acres was called Treecourt Farm, a fairly literal translation of the name Baumhoff in English. When drilling for oil in 1930, Baumhoff came upon an artesian well of cold sulphur water where he built a pool. After his death on April 21, 1941, his family began disposing of the property.

Legal, business, and personal papers relating to property owned by George W. Baumhoff and family between Big Bend Road and the Meramec River in St. Louis County. The files document the record of title to the land and the way it was sold in more than 30 parcels by the family after the death of George W. Baumhoff in 1941.

5 boxes

Indexed in the archives card catalog.

Finding aid available.

Cite as: George W. Baumhoff Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1900-1950

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts


Subjects: Property


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