345 North Road, St. Louis, MO, 63125 / Cake artist: Paul LaFlam
Jefferson Barracks is the oldest operating U.S. military installation west of the Mississippi River. Named for the then-recently deceased Thomas Jefferson in 1827, the military post was settled in 1826 to replace Fort Bellefontaine. It became important during the Mexican-American War and the U.S. Civil War. During World War I, the area was used mostly as a recruiting and training center. After World War II, Jefferson Barracks was decommissioned as a military post (1946). Today it is now used as the base for the U.S. Army and Air National Guard.
Cake placement date: April 10
Where is the cake now?: The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $500 on 1/1/2015.