Marthasville’s Peers Store Holding Open House to Celebrate Place on National Register
Date: June 3, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: Peers Store
16011 Concord Hill Rd
Marthasville, Missouri, MO 63357
The Peers Store is now on the National Register of Historic Places! Celebrating on June 3rd with bluegrass and bratwurst!
This means the Peers Store is now on the federal government’s list of properties considered worthy of preservation and recognition. The Peers Store was added this past year due to its significance in the commercial and social history of Warren County. Its place on the National Register memorializes the building as a physical symbol of rural Missouri life during the 19th and 20th century.
To commemorate our accomplishment, a celebratory open house and plaque dedication will be held on Sunday, June 3rd from noon to 4pm.
Visitors can listen to bluegrass music on the front porch, and the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department will be grilling bratwursts.
And as it has for the past 120 years, the Peers Store will open its doors and welcome all visitors. During this event, individuals are also invited to share their first-hand memories of the Peers Store/Glosemeyer General Store. the Missouri Humanities Council will be on-hand to record these stories.
The Peers Store’s Proud History
The Peers Store, formerly known as Glosemeyer General Store, on Concord Hill Road in southern Warren County, opened for business in 1896 to serve the needs of the growing communities along the new KATY Railroad. The store brought a new supply of goods to those living along the Missouri River. The store was operated for almost 60 years by Linus and Loretta Glosemeyer.
Dan and Connie Burkhardt, the founders of the Katy Land Trust, purchased the store in 2014 in order to save it from demolition, preserve a special piece of history in the Missouri River valley, and to use it as a place to welcome both residents and Katy Trail users.
We operate the store on a not-for-profit basis to support the work of the Katy Land Trust.
“The Peers Store is a tribute to the craftsmanship that went into the building over 120 years ago, the need to respect our floodplains, the history and beauty of the river valley, and the persistence and hard work of the Glosemeyer family” – the Burkhardts
In joint effort between the Missouri Humanities Council, the Burkhardts, and the Glosemeyer family, the store was nominated to receive National Register designation in 2017.
Learn more about the Peers Store HERE.