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Main Street in Old Town Saint Charles, Missouri - A Photo Gallery

Updated on November 25, 2011
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Main Street in Old Town St. Charles Missouri is known for being a great place to go and eat and shop. It is parallel to the Missouri River, very close. It has a nostalgic feel to it, and there is a rich history there. I love all the brick, both in the buildings and on the roads and sidewalks.

Here are a few images from Main Street in Old Town Saint Charles, so that you can get a feel for the area and how neat it is. I have been there several times, but it always seems like there is more to see each time, something I hadn't noticed before.

Photos of Main Street in Old Town St. Charles, Missouri.

Photo 1 - This first photo is one of my favorites as it shows such neat historical design to it. You just don't see things like this being built much anymore. The windows and the white picket fence top it off for me.

Photo 2 - This is the side view of one of the older buildings, and I love all the brick and the shape here. Often, there is a little garden in between the buildings as you see here. While this was taken in late fall, you can only imagine how pretty it sometimes gets in the other months.

Photo 3 - Some homes and businesses built right next to each other. More brick, and tree lined streets here. I love the little upper porches that can be seen.

Photo 4 - The central gazebo on the street, is often a meeting place for people. Its a place that everyone knows. The flowers are a little less than normal, but you can get the idea of what a pretty garden this is.

Photo 5 - More buildings, with upper porches and some fall trees around. What a neat place it would be to live, if you didn't mind a busy main street.

Photo 6 - I just love the creativity of the builders, and their different ideas and how they played out. Being from California, where you can't have much in the way of brick (because of earthquakes), its all the more special to me.

Photo 7 - One of the older brick buildings there, its really very cute and amazing inside and out. The shutters on the windows are fun too. This place is called, "Mother in Law's House,", and is a very cute bar and restaurant, inside and out. We ate lunch there the day I took a lot of these photos. Its the first brick double house, according to the plaque there.

Photo 8 - You can find little stone walls and paths, and curving wrought iron fences here and there. One of the things I love down there.

Photo 9 - A neat old covered wagon, in front of one of the old stores there. I have seen them doing excavating work here several times. They take their history very seriously down there, rightly show (every place should of course), and there is a museum and many different cool things to see the more time you have to look.

Photo 10 - Neat old wagon along side of an old building with neat lantern lights.

Photo 11 - This is the outside porch area at the Mother In Law House. In nice weather, you can sit out here and see the Missouri river from there. Its very fun and nice. They have great food as well.

Photo 12 - I like these buildings, but I also wanted to show the street itself. This is a neat area to drive and park to shop, etc. Its a little bumpy as over the years the roots from all the trees move some of the bricks around of course.

Photos 13 & 14 - Similar shaped buildings that I love down there. I am sure all the porches are not functional, but then again who am I to know for sure. Perhaps at one point they were. I think its so neat.

Photo 15 - White picket fences and some fall leaves left. You can see how people park and just get out and go here. Its such a fun little area.

Photo 16 - The Goellner Printing building. I like this old building, and so many of the others down there. I hope that even during hard economic times in our country, that we all can continue to support our older little downtown areas over time. I have seen so many fall by the wayside, and this need not be. They hold such a neat part of our past, and are very much worth preserving.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Carcro, thank you very much. It is a very nice warm little town for sure. Glad you stopped by, thank you!

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      Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

      What a beautiful town full of charm, love those pics. The stone walls and iron railings add so much to the warmth and style this town exudes. Thanks again for sharing! Voted Up!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Phdast, thank you!

      Shami, thanks so much, glad you felt that way. :)

      Greensleeves, thank you very much. I appreciate your comment.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 6 years ago from Essex, UK

      Where some just walk or drive along a street and see nothing but the road ahead, others see interest and photographic subjects. Nice to see how many of the buildings seem to be harmonious in the colours of the brickwork.

      Good record of this road Oceansnsunsets.

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      shami327 6 years ago from Dubai UAE

      Feels like I have had a walk through the town.. Beautiful photos!!

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Wonderful hub and such lovely photographs. :)

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Happyboomernurse, thank you! We may have similar taste, I love those things too. I think its sweet that you want to be eating in that outdoor restaurant, its a nice place to be. Thanks for the visit and votes and comment. :)

      Dahoglund, Thanks for visiting my hub, and so glad you like the architecture. :)

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I don't think I have ever been to St. Charles but I too like the architecture in that part of the country.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Great tour. My favorites were of the raised gazebo (#4) surrounded by roses and the charming outdoor restaurant (#11)which made me want to be inside the picture.

      Voted up, beautiful and interesting.