***PUBLIC VOTE WINNER***
1015 S. Sappington Road, Crestwood, MO, 63126 / Cake artist: Ursuline Academy Students
Thomas Sappington was a Revolutionary War veteran, who served as George Washington’s bodyguard at Valley Forge. Years after the war, Sappington and his family became early settlers of St. Louis County, during the final days of Lewis & Clark’s expedition. The house was built in 1808 after his marriage to Mary Ann Kinkhead. The Sappington Barn was built in later years, and is a model of a barn that once existed on the property in the 19th century. In 1966, the house was restored and became open for tourists. It is believed to be the oldest brick house in St. Louis County. Today the house serves as a reminder of what life was like during the 19th century in Crestwood and St. Louis.
Cake placement date: March 8
Where is the cake now?: The cake still sits by the sign. (October 2017)
Notes: The cake (as mentioned above) was decorated by the students of Ursuline Academy (an all-girls private high school that is located in nearby suburb Oakland and is, fittingly enough, on Sappington Road). The top of the cake read their motto: ‘Go light your world’.