About

Kim Wolterman, author

Kim has lived for over twenty-five years in a century home located in a National Historic District in Webster Groves, Missouri. In addition to serving on the board of the St. Louis Publishers Association, she a member of the Webster Groves Historical Society and the St. Louis Genealogical Society, and spent three years researching the history her Queen Anne house in order to obtain a Century Home plaque. Ultimately, genealogical resources led her to the first owner of her home. An article on her successful undertaking was published in the Webster-Kirkwood Times newspaper. Currently Kim is digging into the past of a Queen Anne house in Shrewsbury, Missouri which is owned by her husband’s landscape architecture firm. In light of her often frustrating search for information on these homes, she wrote a book to help others researching house history in St. Louis County, Missouri.

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For those living outside elsewhere, she authored an ebook that will assist you in researching house history anywhere in the United States. For information on how to purchase either of these books, click on the MY BOOKS tab on the homepage.

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One Response to “About”

  1. Please let me know your address as I have been researching all the century homes in Webster Groves and have quite a bit of info on each one.

    I also have my own library of resources at home, so I do not have to keep going back to the sources every time.

    Your blog is correct. Tax records only tell one story and never believe sources, especially the Webster Groves Historicial Society and their publications. Sorry but they have printed many mistakes and they know it.

    A good historian has more than once source for dates and the logic of it must make sense and be easily proved be several sources.

    For instance Charles Brockmann and George Barrow do not exist. Gustav Brockman and George Barron are the correct names and all the sources prove this. However, those century plaques are on the homes.

    I would be happy to help in any way I can.