The home built by the first St. Louis Blues owner hits the market for $1 million


FRONTENAC, Mo. — A vintage-charming Frontenac home built by original St. Louis Blues owner Sidney Salomon Jr. in the late ’50s has just hit the market for over $1 million .

Estate broker Ted Wight said “no expense was spared” in building the 3,799 square foot home, which sits on an acre of land at 10 Vouga Lane.

“When you enter the circular cobblestone driveway, you know you’re about to see something exciting,” Wight wrote in the real estate listing.

The lobby contains intricate wooden carvings of a cruise ship. A balcony overlooks a sprawling two-story great room – which features a wall of windows, beamed ceiling, massive chandelier, large fireplace and brass altar lights from an old church frame.

Next to the great hall there is a dining room with marble floors, wooden moldings and a stained glass window.

The house has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The master bedroom has wall cupboards with French detailing and a door that leads to an upper terrace. Its bathroom has a marble tub with swan faucets and two decorative sinks in a marble vanity.

Other features of the home include a partially finished basement, a den with a wet bar and vaulted ceilings, a two-car garage, a kitchen with dining area, and an outdoor patio with a fountain.

Salomon, a successful insurance executive, built the house in 1959. About eight years later, he and his son Sidney Salomon III paid $2 million to buy the Blues franchise alongside co-worker Robert Wolfson. The group spent an additional $4 million to purchase and renovate the Arena on Oakland Avenue, according to NHL.com.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the elder Solomon wasn’t thrilled to own the team, but warmed to the idea with his son’s persuasion – and what an investment it turned out to be. .

The Blues made their debut with a 2-2 draw against the Minnesota North Stars on October 11, 1967. The team was ranked as the best of six expansion teams from 1967-68 and reached the final of the Stanley Cup in his first three seasons.

The Solomons sold the Blues in 1977 to Ralston Purina Corp. and later moved to Boca Raton, Florida. Sidney Salomon Jr. died in May 1986. His son died in December 1988.

Further information
Real estate ad : 10 Vouga Way
Real estate agent: Ted Wight
Photography by Reed Radcliffe

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