104 West Main Street, Warrenton, MO, 63383 / Cake artist: Patty Spellman
The city of Warrenton, named after General Joseph Warren, was founded in 1835. Its nickname is ‘City of all seasons’. The courthouse’s current building was dedicated in 1998. The former building (built in 1870), which was added to the National Register of Historic Places, was demolished in 1995. This was because of years of outdating, starting in the 1960s because of new Missouri laws in courthouses about juries. In addition, the building and its offices were showing signs of wear.
Cake placement date: April 29
Where is the cake now?: The cake was donated to the Cakelovers collection in early 2015. It has been displayed in several places in the area (even making a comeback to Warrenton for its ‘Hell On Wheels – Railroad Days’ festival), and it now sits outside Urban Eats (3301 Meramec St., St. Louis, MO, 63118). (October 2017)
Notes: This was one of the western-most cakes in the region. The cake paid tribute to the city’s nickname ‘City of all seasons’, and it had scenes from all four seasons! The cake’s artist, Patty Spellman, is an art teacher at Rosati-Kain High School. Her theme was to celebrate many of her lifelong seasonal memories of St. Louis.