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Ballwin, Missouri

If you are searching for a Promotional Products Dealer in or around Ballwin, Missouri we would love to talk to you. We are located in the Metro East and are able to meet, either in person or over the phone to discuss your promotional product options. We have designed hundrends of promotional products in the last five years and several of them are located in Ballwin, Missouri. We offer custom promotional product to theBallwin, Missouri area. Unlike typical promotional product dealers we do not use templates. We have a unique promotional product process that we utilize to find out what you like and don' tike. Contact Us Today, since you are located in Ballwin, Missouriwe are close enough for you to meet at our office or we can meet at yours. We look forward to talking to you.


Ballwin, Missouri is the only city in the country with this name; not Baldwin, but Ballwin. Ballwin was named after its founder John Ball. Records in Jefferson City, Missouri indicate that Ball arrived in the Saint Louis area at the end of the 18th century and purchased four hundred acres near Grande Glaize Creek in early 1800.
In 1826, the state of Missouri built a mail road from Saint Louis to Jefferson City. The new road passed right by Ball’s land. In 1837, John Ball platted out his town along this road and called it Ballwin. The community grew gradually and incorporated as a village of 750 people in 1950.
The road through Ballwin became known as Manchester Road, and it is still the main road through Ballwin, now lined with retail shops and businesses. Ballwin’s founder, John Ball, originally built his home along Manchester Road and laid out the town around the home. In 1963, Manchester Road expanded to four lanes and the mayor of Ballwin, Walter Smith attended the ribbon cutting to open the road.
Today, Ballwin is served by the Metro West Fire District, which was preceded by the Ballwin Volunteer Fire Department. The volunteers were able to follow the fire truck to the sight of the fire because of small bags of lime that were dropped off the back of the truck to mark each turn.
The early residents of Ballwin even had access to public transportation. Early in the twentieth century, John F. Bopp ran the livery stable and Ballwin’s first bus line. Bopp made two trips per day hauling passengers and the mail. Eventually, Bopp’s route took Ballwin commuters as far as Maplewood where they could catch the street car to Saint Louis.
Towards the end of the 19th century, Ballwin had a vibrant business district on Manchester Road. The Ballwin Hotel owned by Mr. Charles Busch was a focal point of the district. The Ballwin Hotel sat at the southeast corner of Manchester Road and Fremont Street.
The people of Ballwin were innovative and talented. One record tells of a man named Mr. Edward Blinne, a resident of Ballwin in the early 1900’s. He was the owner of the general store in Ballwin. When his store burned down, he rebuilt it. He was college educated, skilled in business and construction, served as Justice of the Peace, played the cornet, was a photographer and manufactured gaskets in the basement of his store.
The citizens of the village of Ballwin enjoy leisurely activities and one of their favorites for the past six decades has been baseball. The first baseball diamond was set up behind the Schrader Funeral Home in the 1920’s, and Ballwin residents and visitors have been playing and cheering ever since. The lot had to be moved a few times over the years as the land was developed. Today, the Ballwin ball diamond sits at Jefferson Road and Lyons Street. In 1946, the Ballwin Athletic Association purchased ten acres of land for five hundred dollars per acre at this site so they wouldn’t have to move again.

 

 
 
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