Campbell House Museum Announces Move from Historic Downtown Location

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Campbell House Museum – Saint Louis, Missouri

RE: Campbell House Museum Announces Move from Historic Downtown Location

The Campbell House Museum, a fixture of downtown St. Louis since its opening in 1943 and its construction in 1851 announced today its intention to relocate to the Hanley Industrial Park in St. Louis County. The intended move is being spurred by the results of a recent structural study of the property, which found the historic town house’s stone foundation crumbling as well as serious issues relating to the substructure of the building’s roof.

Campbell House Museum Executive Director Andy Hahn was quoted as saying:

“As much as we hate to leave this building behind, we here at the Campbell House Museum believe that our mission will be best fulfilled by moving out of the Campbell House. The issues presented by the structural study are simply insurmountable and, quite honestly, old houses are a pain to keep up. We’re very excited to present the Campbell family’s vast collection of original furnishings and decor in the white, sterile environment offered by the Industrial Park – we think it will really make the gold leaf stand out. Plus, the 2,000 square foot unit will be a lot easier to dust and vaccum than the 33 rooms and seven levels of Robert Campbell’s mansion.”

Currently planning is underway for a move-out date at the end of July. In addition to furniture, the Campbell House’s significant collection of original gasolier light fixtures and stained glass windows will be removed and placed in storage. Though no official plans have yet been made, it is expected that the 1851 Campbell House will be demolished in Fall 2015 to provide parking for area businesses.

Campbell House Museum:  “City Living Since 1851″ 
“Suburban Industrial Park Living Since 2015″

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New Campbell House Courier: Hot off the Press!

Dining, discoveries, mysterious donors and new directions! Click below to read more about what the Campbell House crew has been up to so far in 2014, friends to whom we’ve said farewell, and some of the exciting projects and programs we have coming up in the latest edition of CHM’s seasonal newsletter.

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New Campbell House Courier! Click to read/download the newest edition of CHM’s seasonal newsletter.

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MEET THE INTERNS » JOSH

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Intern Josh. Click his image to learn more about internships at CHM!

The second of our crew of stellar interns this semester is Josh, an undergraduate history student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He’s on board through the Spring to lend a hand with some backlogged collections projects we have around the Museum. Meet Josh!

What are you studying and where?  I’m a junior at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and I’m a history major.

Why Campbell House?  The Campbell House sounded interesting to me because it’s a wonderfully restored 19th century house.

What are you working on at CHM?  I am working with the Museum’s collection and updating uncatalogued pieces to be put into the online database.

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing?  Mainly, I work as an Assistant Manager at Sonic Drive-In, I’m at home studying or I’m hanging out with my girlfriend and two dogs. (editorial note: this guy isn’t kidding. He’s up before the crack of dawn working the breakfast shift, then goes to classes, THEN comes and spends the afternoon with us! A trooper if there ever was one.)

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Editorial note: This place makes us feel pretty fancy too.

What is your favorite thing about CHM thus far?  My favorite things about CHM so far are the Parlor and Dining Room because I get to feel fancy for a brief moment.

iPhone or Android?  iPhone. Duh.

Favorite color?  Blue.

Favorite band/singer?  Nickelback.

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. What happened in your 15 minutes?  My high school choir director presented me with an award for being the most outstanding students before I graduated. It was an unexpected 15 minutes of fame.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?  I would be the Flash because I can move fast.

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