Nims Mansion Restoration

Nims Mansion in Bee Tree Park - Photo Courtesy

Nims Mansion in Bee Tree Park – Photo Courtesy

The St. Louis County Parks Foundation wants to restore some of the wonderful architectural prizes that are part of our county parks. Among these is the Nims Mansion in Bee Tree Park.

Nims Mansion

The land that is now Bee Tree County Park was previously owned by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company founder, Eugene Nims, who built the mansion in 1929 and used it as a weekend retreat. The house, designed by the foremost St. Louis architectural firm at the time, Maritz and Young, is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. It was Nims who established the extensive outdoor gardens.

If you have ever wanted to see inside this wonderful park feature, here is a segment from KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis.