501 North Grand, St. Louis, MO, 63103 / Cake artist: Laura Weinrich

 

Located within walking distance from the SLU fountain and the Fabulous Fox, sits this vintage building that celebrated 100 years in 2014. BBBS of Eastern Missouri is housed in the Woolworth building, where the legendary drugstore was. Before Woolworths, it had been the old Beers Hotel which was destroyed by fire in the 1940s. By the 1960s, it was the site of many pickets and protests during the Civil Rights era (the lunch counter at Woolworths was segregated). Woolworth’s closed in 1993, and the building sat vacant for many years.

Woolworths
The Woolworth’s entryway still exists outside the building!

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

Cake placement date: February 27

Where is the cake now?: The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $511 on 1/1/2015.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri on Facebook / Official website

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