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I tried a few of the local wines and was very impressed. There are some good values here. Also available are a vast array of gifts for the wine lover or the chef. Aside from standard wines, Pirtle's is known for its mead (honey wine) and apple wine, made from local produce.
A particularly charming old cottage, built in 1847 in the Federal style. Features original brick, walnut woodwork, and plank floors. Now houses the Avalon Cafe, an upscale restaurant serving Continental cuisine.
Address: 608 Main Street
In this view, we are looking at the house from the side entrance. The front of the two-story Federal-style house is to the right. The home was built in 1848 by W.G. Noble, one of Weston's city fathers and early merchants.
Address: 627 Blackhawk Street
Four room Federal-style cottage built in 1844.
Much of the older section of Weston, Missouri, is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Factors in this designation were the town's importance as a Missouri River town in the mid-1800's, and the townspeoples' efforts to preserve buildings and homes with historical accuracy. Most of the buildings along the main street of town are included in the district.
Construction began on this church building in 1859. However, when the Civil War broke out, the congregation found itself divided on the issue of slavery. The building was not finished until 1868, several years after the end of the war.
Address: 533 Main Street
Built in the Federal Style in 1847 by a Kentucky entrepeneur and anti-slavery activist. Within three years, the owner was engaged to be married and enlarged the home. The plaque outside the house notes that the bricks were fired locally, but the interior's ornate woodworking was done in Philadelphia.
Address: 637 Blackhawk Street
Built in 1845. Now a bed & breakfast known as The Hatchery. In the depression days of the 1930's, this building became an inexpensive rooming house utilized by many newly marrieds who bore children while living here. Hence the name "hatchery." Nancy and I gave our oldest daughter and her husband a night here on their fifth wedding anniversary.
Address: 618 Short Street
One of the newer homes in this part of town, built in 1898 by the owner of the Shawhan Distillery, now known as the McCormick Distillery. This Victorian home is an example of steamboat Gothic architecture and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address: 645 Main Street
Directions: Up the hill a couple of blocks from the middle of downtown.
A four-room Federal style cottage built in 1844.
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