Who is Thomas Sappington, you ask? Here are the factoids:
- The Sappington Family were early settlers of St. Louis County, during the final days of Lewis & Clark's expedition.
- Thomas was a Revolutionary War veteran who served as George Washington's bodyguard at Valley Forge
- The house was built in 1808 after Thomas' marriage to Mary Ann Kinkhead.
- The Sappington Barn was built in later years, and is a model of a barn that once existed on the property in the 19th century.
- The house was restored and by 1966, it was open for tourists. Still is to this day, as a reminder of what life was like during the 19th century in Crestwood and St. Louis.
|Front of the Sappington House (from the road)|
The cake, designed by the students of the Ursuline Academy of St. Louis (an all-girls private high school that is located in nearby suburb Oakland and is, fittingly enough, on Sappington Road):
|Back side of the cake|
|Right side of the cake|
|Left side of the cake|
|Top of the cake, which reads Ursuline Academy's initials and a message: 'Go light your world'|
1015 S. Sappington Road, CRESTWOOD, MO, 63126
Cake artists: Ursuline Academy Students