Before I came out this way for my long cake-hunt (which included this place), I asked a lady I work with, who recently visited here with her young boys, if its common for a 30-something guy like me to come in. I just wanted to re-live my childhood times for old times sake! But she said no, as it is better if you have children. Hmmmm....
So I let that go and got the cake.
- Opened in 1979.
- It grew from a 5,500 sq. ft house to 55,000 through time!
- The Magic House has gained national attention for being one of America's top children's museums.
- There are numerous sections that have been added inside the Magic House since its inception, including the porch (which houses the cake), and some kids play areas.
- Perhaps its most famous exhibit (as shown in its advertisements over the years), is the electro-static generator, which after touched for a long time, your hair stands up!
- The actual house was built in 1901 and belonged to George Lane Edwards and his family, who were part of the A.G. Edwards business in St. Louis.
|A window feature|
|Front of the Magic Housebuilding|
|Left side of the cake|
|Right side of the cake|
|Back side of the cake|
|Top of the cake|
I chatted with the cake's artist back in August 2015. Here is Mr. Arnold posing with one of many murals he created:
The Magic House on FB
516 S. Kirkwood Rd., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63122 (the cake is located in or near Kirkwood, but the address is St. Louis)
Cake artist: Jeffrey Arnold