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Eden Station, Wellston, MO
Wabash R.R. and St. Charles Rock Road,
 St. Louis County, Missouri

At one time there was Eden Station, it had no buildings, not even a platform. (It eventually did have a
platform added. )   Eden Station helped our town grow.
Today the "MetroLink" Station
is
near the original Eden Station site.

1878 In the "Rinkleville" area, later called Wellston, there was a Wabash train stop at Eden Station on the St. Charles Rock Road. This train station, plus the horse drawn street cars at Rinkle's Six-mile House (about Hamilton Avenue and Easton), and the narrow gauge steam train at Well's Station on Easton (near Hodiamont), helped  the community become a busy traffic and shopping center by the 1920s through the early 1950s.

The newspaper clippings and maps below show beginnings of Wellston growth

NOTE: Current maps at the bottom of this page.




 

 

 

 

Eden Station was a Wabash Railroad stop and the Seminary was soon referred to as "the seminary at Eden" The new location put the college within 30 minutes from the downtown of St. Louis by Streetcar or railroad. The college was renamed for the train station.
Eden Theological Seminary

1878 August 7

1881 August 7

1881 July 24

1881 July 31

1882 March 12

 

1883 October 29

1887 November 1




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